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Davidson, N.C. — June 15, 2016 — Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its CenTraVac centrifugal chiller portfolio for large buildings and industrial applications in the United States and Canada. These additions address customer demand for chillers and services that are efficient, reliable, safe, and compliant with current and proposed regulations.
In 2017, Trane will offer small-tonnage CenTraVac chillers for markets like office and municipal buildings with a choice of current, high-efficiency refrigerant R-123 or R-514A. R-514A is a next-generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant from Chemours (Opteon XP30). Starting now, Trane offers large-tonnage CenTraVac chillers for applications such as industrial buildings, data centers, and higher education facilities with R-1233zd (Honeywell Solstice zd).
Trane CenTraVac chillers are reliable, efficient, low-emission, and quiet. They are part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise portfolio of products that are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-GWP refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.
“We are pleased to bring our customers new choices for achieving their building, business, and sustainability goals without compromising safety, performance, or efficiency,” said Dave Regnery, president of commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Ingersoll Rand. “We paired our technical and applications expertise with new refrigerant and service offerings to deliver efficiency and reliability that customers expect.”
To provide customers maximum flexibility, Trane will offer a service option that requires minimal rework to convert existing CenTraVac chillers with R-123 to R-514A. It will also extend its availability and price guarantee on R-123 for customers purchasing a CenTraVac chiller using the refrigerant.