December 1, 2015

All-Electric Refrigeration. A Perfect Pick For Produce Center

Like many North American metropolitan food distribution operations, the New England Produce Center (NEPC) in Chelsea, Mass., uses stationary refrigerated trailers to manage capacity at its facility, the nation’s second largest produce market. In such applications, refrigerated units serve 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, consuming diesel fuel and adding exhaust emissions to already-stressed urban environments. The NEPC and community advocates were ripe for a change and rallied to replace nearly 100 diesel refrigeration units with Carrier’s all-electric Vector™ 5100 units. This helped to clear the air and reduce the drone of engines emanating from the center, making the NEPC a better neighbor to the residents of Chelsea while also significantly reducing fuel consumption and cutting operating costs for the center.

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