Trane Continues to Innovate Chiller Portfolio to Address Customer Demand for Climate-Friendly Systems
December 13, 2016
By Press release
DAVIDSON, N.C., Nov. 21, 2016 – Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is announcing that its Series R® RTWD water-cooled chiller for commercial and industrial buildings is now available for customers in North America and the Middle East who are ready to transition to systems with lower global warming potential (GWP).
The Series R RTWD chiller, available in 80-250 tons, delivers energy efficiency coupled with ease of installation, application flexibility and high reliability. These chillers can operate with a choice of R-134A or Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A), a next-generation, low-GWP refrigerant from Chemours. With an infinite unloading compressor design, wide operating temperature range, heat-recovery options up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, advanced controls and high efficiencies, these chillers can be the perfect choice for tight temperature control in almost any application.
“Trane continues to innovate its chiller portfolio by offering customers the most energy and operationally efficient system choices for their buildings,” said Manlio Valdes, vice president of product management and marketing at Trane. “The Series R RTWD is reliable, safe and efficient while offering customers the added benefit of sustainability now and in the future.”
The Series R RTWD chiller joins the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise™ portfolio of products, which are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-GWP refrigerants and high efficiency operation. Other Trane chillers included in the EcoWise portfolio are CenTraVac™ centrifugal chillers, Trane Sintesis™ air-cooled chillers and Trane Series E™ CenTraVac for Europe and the Middle East. EcoWise products:
- Are available with next-generation, lower-GWP refrigerants
- Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Maintain safety and energy efficiency through innovative design
- Meet or exceed emissions regulations
The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, made a Climate Commitment to reduce 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 www.Trane.com/EcoWise.
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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.