Solid product with tangible environmental and cost benefits. This chiller provides greater energy efficiency and greater reliability than any other chiller currently on the commercial market.
Trane’s Sintesis air-cooled chillers are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low global warming potential refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. The chillers operate on either R-134a refrigerant or Opteon XP10 (R-513A) to lower their environmental impact. They offer building owners and businesses choices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reaching their sustainability goals, the company says.
Sintesis chillers are designed to operate with either R-134a or Opteon XP10 (R-513A), a non-flammable, low global warming potential refrigerant with a 50% reduction in global warming potential. The chiller is also designed to minimize refrigerant use and leakage. The evaporator and condenser coil design require up to 40% less refrigerant charge than earlier chiller designs due to innovations including compact, high-efficiency, integrated, low refrigerant charge evaporator, and micro-channel coil design. This makes it easier to earn a point under the LEED Energy and Atmosphere credit for enhanced refrigerant management.
Trane ice-enhanced cooling systems use less expensive electricity and require less of it. Cooling costs for ice-enhanced chiller plants can be reduced substantially by making and storing ice during nighttime hours when utility rates are usually at their lowest. The ice is used to help cool buildings during peak-rate daytime hours. The Sintesis chillers also reduce the environmental impact since nighttime electricity consumed often comes from a greater mix of renewable and cleaner sources including wind energy and natural gas-powered electrical plants.
The micro-channel design used in Sintesis chillers eliminates brazed copper U-bend connections and their potential for refrigerant leaks, helping maintain peak chiller efficiency. The chillers are optimized for both full- and part-load performance, with efficiencies up to 25% better than required by the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 standard for integrated part load value.