Ingersoll Rand has launched the EcoWise portfolio of products for its climate and industrial refrigerant-bearing products that are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.
The company says these products are compatible with and can use next generation low GWP refrigerants, reduce environmental impact by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and maintain or improve safety and energy efficiency through innovative design.
The first products to earn the EcoWise designation are:
- Trane Sintesis air-cooled chiller (pictured) is energy efficient and quiet, and offers customers the choice of operating with a next generation, low GWP refrigerant — DuPont Opteon XP10 (R-513A) or with R-134a. The product will be available in North America and Latin America with next generation refrigerant option in June 2015.
- Trane Series E CenTraVac is a large-capacity chiller that uses the same low-pressure design on which current CenTraVac chillers were based, and uses a next generation, low GWP refrigerant, Honeywell Solstice zd (R-1233zd(E)). It is up to 10 percent more energy efficient than the next available centrifugal chiller available today, and is available in Europe, the Middle East and other 50hz markets including Japan.
- Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration products sold in Europe and global marine refrigeration units use DuPont Opteon XP44 (R-452A) refrigerant, which has about 50 percent less GWP than current refrigerant. New SLXe trailer units with next generation refrigerant will be available in February 2015. New factory units and retrofit kits will be available in the European Union in 2015.