Carrier Transicold Celebrates 45 Years of Container Refrigeration Production As it Prepares to Build One-Millionth Unit

HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 8, 2013 – At Intermodal Europe 2013, Carrier Transicold commemorated the 45th anniversary of the invention and production of its first “picture frame” container refrigeration system while looking ahead to its next milestone, the production of its one millionth unit. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Carrier’s original front-wall container refrigeration system was produced in 1968 and became the industry standard. With its flat, square frame, that first self-contained system fit compactly on the front wall of a corrugated steel insulated shipping box, giving rise to the nickname “picture frame” unit. The design quickly defined the shape of generations of marine refrigeration systems to come. It took Carrier 25 years to reach the 100,000-unit plateau. With steady growth in the container industry over the past 20 years, Carrier’s output increased tenfold, onto the present course to producing its one-millionth unit.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of our customers propelling us toward the onemillionth unit milestone,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold. “As the marine industry’s preferred brand for refrigeration, Carrier Transicold has maintained a leadership role over the years, helping move shippers toward more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and bringing further innovations in system efficiency and cargo protection along the way.” The steady growth of Carrier’s container refrigeration business is virtually a mirror image of the rise in containerized refrigerated trade through the decades.

“Today, 52 percent of world seaborne trade is delivered efficiently and economically by container vessel, and 65 percent of refrigerated products are transported in containers, the majority of which are efficiently and reliably temperature-controlled by Carrier Transicold systems,” Appel said. “On any given day, the value of cargo delivered by Carrier Transicold units alone is valued at $6 billion. Indeed, Carrier Transicold systems and our global service and support network play a significant role in ensuring the well-being of a growing global population, by providing the safe, reliable transport of produce, meat, seafood, vaccines and medicine from hemisphere to hemisphere, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.”

At Intermodal Europe, Carrier Transicold demonstrated that its innovative edge is as sharp as ever, showcasing a variety of new technologies designed to improve container shipping:

• NaturaLINE™ natural refrigerant container unit – Launching a new age of efficient and environmentally sustainable transport refrigeration, the world’s first natural refrigerant-based container system is now commercially available.
• XtendFRESH™ atmosphere control – This modular system simultaneously manages oxygen and carbon dioxide within a container to precise levels while also removing ethylene, helping control produce quality and prevent ripening before the cargo reaches its destination.
• QUEST™ II power saving mode – A refrigeration system control software, the

QUEST II algorithm can reduce energy required to cool certain perishables by up to 65 percent while reducing ship emissions related to power generation. For more information about Carrier Transicold container refrigeration systems and generator sets, turn to the experts at Carrier Transicold, or visit www.carrier.com/container.

About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.transicold.carrier.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.

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NaturaLINE™, the World’s First Natural Refrigerant Container System, Now Available from Carrier Transicold

HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 8, 2013 – Launching a new age of environmentally sustainable refrigeration for the marine shipping industry, Carrier Transicold today announced that its innovative NaturaLINE™ container unit is now available commercially. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The NaturaLINE unit is the world’s first and only container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2), with a global warming potential (GWP) of one, rather than a synthetic refrigerant with a significantly higher GWP. Carrier showcased a production model at Intermodal Europe 2013 held in Hamburg, Germany, this week.

“Throughout all of its sea trials, NaturaLINE demonstrated itself to be an outstanding performer,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold. “In terms of power consumption, NaturaLINE compares closely to Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE® unit, the current industry leader. And, through the use of CO2 as a refrigerant, it makes history with the best environmental profile of any container refrigeration unit in terms of lifetime carbon emissions.”

The GWP of CO2 is 1,400 to 3,900 times lower than that of synthetic refrigerants used inrefrigerated containers today. In addition to helping address the shipping industry’senvironmental concerns, CO2 is non-flammable, cost effective and available worldwide.“ The unique properties of CO2 as a refrigerant creates special challenges when it comes to energy consumption,” said Kartik Kumar, director, Marketing & Strategic Planning, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “The NaturaLINE system handles the necessary gas phase and pressure changes and does so energy efficiently, achieving a tremendous environmental profile. As a result, lifetime carbon emissions are reduced by as much as a 35 percent compared to previous units using synthetic refrigerant.”

The NaturaLINE unit delivers among the industry’s best pulldown capacities at high ambient temperatures typical of tropical environments. Additionally, the NaturaLINE unit matches Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE unit when it comes to deep frozen capacity – 4,400 watts (15,000 Btu/h) at box temperature of -29 degrees Celsius (-20 degrees Fahrenheit) and ambient of 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit).

To achieve its refrigeration performance and outstanding efficiencies, the NaturaLINE unit features a number of design innovations, including: an exclusive multi-stage compressor that maximizes capacity while minimizing power consumption; a custom-designed variablespeed drive that electronically adjusts compressor speed to provide the precise amount of cooling capacity when needed; a compact and lightweight gas cooler coil that wraps around the condenser fan to maximize heat-transfer surface area for greater efficiency; a flash tank that manages the flow and phase change of the refrigerant after leaving the gas cooler; and twospeed fans that offer greater versatility and energy-saving performance.

The NaturaLINE unit uses environmentally sustainable zero-GWP polyurethane insulating foam. For long-life and corrosion resistance, the gas cooler takes advantage of Carrier’s patented e-coat technology, and the compressor, flash tank and filter drier have aluminized coatings.

Like other units in the Carrier Transicold container refrigeration family, the NaturaLINE unit features the Micro-Link® 3 controller with backlit LCD display and DataCorder™ electronic data recorder.

The NaturaLINE unit has been validated by UL Environment as having a 95 percent recyclability rate, joining Carrier’s PrimeLINE unit as the only container refrigeration units to achieve recyclability validation.

For more information about the NaturaLINE container refrigeration unit, visit www.carrier.com/naturaline.

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New Energy-saving QUEST™ II Option Available for Carrier Transicold Container Refrigeration Units

HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 8, 2013 – Carrier Transicold now offers the QUEST™ II powersaving mode for its container refrigeration units, giving container shipping lines a means to reduce energy required for refrigeration by up to 65 percent while reducing emissions related to power generation. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Short for QUality and Energy in Storage and Transport, QUEST II mode is a special control software designed for use with perishable cargoes, helping improve refrigerated container shipping by reducing costs associated with onboard energy production and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. As with the original QUEST mode, which was introduced in 2007 and capable of providing energy savings of up to 50 percent for certain commodities, QUEST II was developed jointly by Carrier Transicold, Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, and Netherlands-based Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research.

By implementing QUEST II throughout its refrigerated container operations, Maersk Line anticipates a 350,000 metric ton reduction in its annual CO2-equivalent (CO2e) emissions, an amount comparable to the CO2e emissions of cars driving two billion kilometers (1.2 billion miles). The reduced power loads enabled by QUEST technology also allow Maersk vessels to accommodate more refrigerated containers than possible before. Savings and efficiencies are achieved while also maintaining strict adherence to product quality and customer satisfaction. “Shipping lines, such as Maersk Line, that commit to QUEST technology are helping to raise the environmental profile of the refrigerated shipping industry,” said Kartik Kumar, director of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “With worldwide use of the QUEST mode surpassing a quarter-million refrigerated containers, it’s clear that the technology appeals to shipping lines as well as growers and exporters who want to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations and products,” Kumar said.

Like the original QUEST mode, QUEST II uses scientifically proven formulas to selectively manage refrigeration system component operation to conserve energy, allowing air temperature variations without compromising the pulp temperatures of produce in transit. Themore highly refined software algorithms in QUEST II provide a 30 percent boost over the energy savings provided by the original QUEST mode, resulting in even lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact.

Wageningen UR, Maersk Line and Carrier Transicold extensively tested QUEST II on various commodities, including apples, bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit, grapes, garlic, iceberg lettuce, chilled lamb meat, lily bulbs and potted plants. These items were selected because of their known temperature sensitivity and the large volumes in which they are regularly transported.

QUEST II power-saving mode can be installed on new or existing Carrier Transicold refrigeration units equipped with ML3 and ML2i controls. The greatest energy savings will be realized with ThinLINE® units, and significant savings are also possible with the higher efficiency Carrier PrimeLINE® and EliteLINE® units.

For more information about QUEST and QUEST II power-saving modes, turn to the experts at Carrier Transicold, or visit www.carrier.com/container.

About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.transicold.carrier.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.


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