Trane has expanded its CenTraVac centrifugal chiller portfolio for large buildings and industrial applications in the United States and Canada. The 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 a small tonnage CenTraVac centrifugal chiller for markets like office and municipal buildings with a choice of refrigerant R-123 or R-514A. R-514A is a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant from Chemours (Opteon XP30). Trane currently 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 part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise portfolio of products that are designed to lower environmental impact with low-GWP refrigerants and high efficiency operation.
To provide customers flexibility, Trane will offer a service option that requires minimal rework to convert existing CenTraVac chillers with R-123 to R-514A. Trane 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 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 longterm 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.