Trane is expanding its CenTraVac™ centrifugal chiller portfolio for large buildings and industrial applications in the United States and Canada. The company says these additions will 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).
“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 HVAC in 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.”
The company said Trane will also 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.