Trane Introduces New Range of Sintesis™ Air-Cooled Chillers for Significant Reduction of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

05.01.2016

New range has market-leading Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER), and is designed to use a next generation refrigerant and part of Ingersoll Rand® EcoWise™ product portfolio

Trane now offers building owners additional choices for meeting their energy efficiency, comfort and process cooling needs with the introduction of Sintesis™ eXcellent in Europe.

Trane eXcellent is a new model range within the Sintesis family of air-cooled chillers and part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise™ portfolio of products designed to lower their environmental impact with next-generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.

Peace of mind for building owners

“Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are important long-term investments that can significantly reduce a building’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and improve efficiencies,” said Jose La Loggia, general manager of Trane in Europe. “Building owners focus not only on energy and operational efficiencies when making decisions about the system to purchase, but are more often raising the important question about the system’s environmental impact.

“We develop solutions that give our customers peace of mind to ensure our designs meet and exceed efficiency and global warming potential (GWP) regulations and reduce the impact on the environment,” he said.

Suitable for critical environments

The new eXcellent model uses next generation refrigerant Honeywell Solstice® ze (R1234ze), which has a GWP value of less than one when used in this design. The eXcellent range also uses the most efficient heat exchangers available on the market, along with additional energy saving options such as partial and total free cooling. With capacities from 500 kW to 1260 kW, the eXcellent range is suited for critical environments like data centers, hospitals, large office buildings and industrial process applications.

The new chillers use less refrigerant than traditional tube/fin and flooded heat exchanger technology due to the micro-channel condenser coil and the compact, high-performance, integrated, low charge (CHIL) evaporator design known from the Trane Sintesis family.

Contribution to Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

The introduction of the Trane eXcellent range is a contribution to our Climate Commitment to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact from our operations and product portfolio by 2020. This new solution exceeds current F-Gas legislation requirements and helps customers reduce their CO2 emissions through the combination of the extreme efficiencies reaching Net ESEER values of 5.71 and Net EER values of 3.88, and the use of the Honeywell Solstice® ze (R1234ze) refrigerant.

To date, our Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 270,000 homes or more than 2.1 billion pounds of coal burned. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.​

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