DAVIDSON, N.C. — Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced it has earned the New Product of the Year Award from School Planning and Management Magazine for its Trane® Sintesis™ family of air-cooled chillers. The award honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered particularly noteworthy in helping to improve the learning environment.

Trane Sintesis chillers are part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise™ portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.

“We are honored to receive this award from School Planning and Management Magazine,” said Dave Regnery, president, Trane Commercial, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Trane is committed to offering schools and universities new options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also significantly improving acoustics to create an ideal learning environment.”

Sintesis chillers are available now and can operate with either R-134a or Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A), a non-flammable, low-GWP refrigerant from The Chemours Company. According to the company, Opteon XP10 provides an excellent performance and efficiency match to R-134a, with a 56 percent reduction in GWP. Sintesis chillers also utilize up to 40 percent lower refrigerant charge due to the compact, high-efficiency, integrated, low refrigerant (CHIL) evaporator designs and micro-channel condenser designs. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, this portfolio provides increased building efficiency, multiple acoustical treatment strategies for low sound output, and comes standard with AdaptiView™ control panel for simplified operation.

“Trane Sintesis chillers are quieter at part load conditions such as nighttime and weekends, making them a perfect choice for installations in schools next to neighborhoods,” added Regnery. “When we designed this product, it was important to not only consider energy and environmental goals of school districts and universities, but to also address the important connection between the indoor environment and academic performance.”

More information on the chillers is available here.

Publication date: 1/4/2016

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