V-Force fan makes Carrier X2 even quieter

Dec. 29, 2008
Carrier Transicold’s X2 series trailer refrigeration units are now among the quietest on the market, thanks to the coupling of the new V-Force fan with the new Stealth 2 option.

Carrier Transicold’s X2 series trailer refrigeration units are now among the quietest on the market, thanks to the coupling of the new V-Force fan with the new Stealth 2 option.

Seven decibels quieter than the traditional condenser fan it replaces, the V-Force fan is now a standard feature of all X2 series units. The new fan is engineered with vortex-suppression tips that virtually eliminate spinning pockets of recirculating air that result in inefficiency and noise. In addition, the new fan minimizes pulsations through fan drive-system components.

For system cooling, particularly in high-ambient operations, the V-Force fan delivers 8 percent more airflow to the radiator and condenser than a conventional condenser fan. A cooler condenser also helps keep down compressor head pressures, reducing the power needed to operate the compressor. With half the weight of the old-style fan, the V-Force fan puts less stress on the fan shaft, bearings, seals, and other drive components.

For particularly noise sensitive applications such as urban deliveries, the Stealth 2 noise abatement option offers additional sound reduction. The Stealth 2 option takes technology from Carrier’s original Stealth package and adds a tuned intake system to the diesel engine, further enhancing noise suppression and sound quality.

The tuned intake system uses a high-capacity noise-suppressing air cleaner and a Helmholtz resonator, an acoustically engineered chamber that captures and dissipates targeted sound waves before they propagate away from the refrigeration unit. The tuned intake system achieves a 30-decibel sound reduction for certain frequencies.

For more information, visit www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.

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