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Trane Announces Significant Centrifugal Chiller Line Expansion and Services for the United States and Canada

June 24, 2016

DAVIDSON, N.C., June 15, 2016 – Trane, a leading 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 the most reliable, efficient, lowest emission and quietest centrifugal chillers on the market today. 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.

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to:


  • Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.


To date, the 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. To learn more, visit



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