Nuremberg, Germany, 14 October, 2014 – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort and process solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and Honeywell, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of energy efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerants, announced today that they are working together to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Trane and Honeywell introduced participants at Chillventa, Europe’s leading trade show focusing on refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, to the Trane Series E CenTraVac chiller using Honeywell’s Solstice® zd, a next generation refrigerant with global warming potential (GWP) of just one (according to the Intergovernmental Protocol on Climate Change). It meets the most stringent regulatory requirements for GHG emissions including European Union F-gas regulation.
“The Series E is consistent with our company-wide commitment to introduce products that are significantly more energy and operationally efficient, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Dave Regnery, president of Trane North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “The Series E CenTraVac is 10 percent more energy efficient than the next available chiller and it uses refrigerant with significantly lower GWP. We want to offer our customers chiller options that fit into the environmental plans of our customers without compromising safety, reliability and performance.”
The Trane Series E CenTraVac is a large-capacity chiller (capacities from 2600 kW to 14,000 kW) for applications like comfort cooling of large commercial buildings including district cooling. It is available in Europe, the Middle East and other 50hz markets, and received Air–Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certification. It uses Solstice zd, a low-pressure and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant from Honeywell.
“Honeywell is committed to developing environmentally-preferable refrigerants that are highly effective and easy for customers like Trane to adopt,” said George Koutsaftes, global business director for the Honeywell refrigerants business. “The use of Solstice zd in the Trane Series E chiller is great news for the environment and building owners who want to transition to a refrigerant with a lower global warming potential and fantastic energy efficiency performance.”
Solstice zd is part of the Honeywell family of Solstice-branded products that helps customers lower their carbon footprint without sacrificing end-product performance. Solstice zd’s global warming potential of just 1 helps equipment manufactures comply with current and future environmental regulations. Solstice zd is a safe refrigerant that is non-flammable with an A1 rating by ASHRAE, not a volatile organic compound, and is safe for use as a refrigerant.
The Trane Series E CenTraVac builds upon direct-drive, multi-stage, semi-hermetic low pressure design technology and allows for heat pump, heat recovery and free-cooling applications resulting in increased sustainability. It also offers an “ice making” feature for ice-enhanced cooling during peak demand.
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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 $12 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, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.or trane.com.
 According to the Intergovernmental Protocol on Climate Change