Trane Expands XStream™ Portfolio of Water-Cooled Chillers with the Addition of a High-Efficiency and Low-Environmental Impact Model

The new model, eXcellent, within the XStream portfolio delivers extreme efficiencies and exceeds current F-Gas legislation requirements with the use of near zero global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-1234ze

Brussels, April 5, 2017 – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers commercial building owners in Europe another solution to achieve sustainability goals with the introduction of XStream™ eXcellent water-cooled chillers. This new model offers customers a combination of extreme efficiencies and high-reliability with low-environmental impact.

The new eXcellent model is part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise™ portfolio of products designed to lower their environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. The model is available with the next generation refrigerant Honeywell Solstice® ze (R-1234ze), which has a GWP value of less than one when used in this design.

“Trane continues to innovate solutions that not only meet - but exceed - efficiency and environmental regulations, which creates peace of mind for customers,” said Jose La Loggia, vice president and general manager of Trane in Europe. “Trane now offers the most efficient water-cooled chiller available on the market. Our unique and innovative portfolio of reliable, high-efficiency solutions offers our customers choices on leading technologies that allow them to achieve environmental and sustainability goals.”

With capacities ranging from 290 kilowatts (kW) to 2600 kW, the XStream eXcellent range is suited for critical indoor environments such as a data center, hospital, large office building or industrial process applications. The new model delivers optimum efficiency with minimal refrigerant charge at no concession on reliability due to the following features:

  • Industry-leading efficient heat exchangers
  • Patented low charge Trane CHIL evaporator design
  • Oil-free magnetic bearings and high speed centrifugal compressors
  • Two completely separated refrigerant circuits
  • Trane Adaptive Control™ with patented industry leading algorithms and multiple diagnostic capabilities

The introduction of the Trane XStream eXcellent range is a contribution to the commitment made by Ingersoll Rand to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact from its products and operations by 2020. The new solution exceeds current F-Gas legislation requirements and helps customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and energy expenditures. This is achieved through the combination of the extreme efficiencies reaching European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER) values of 9.3 and energy efficiency rating (EER) values of 6.2, and the use of the Honeywell Solstice® ze (R-1234ze) refrigerant.

Trane Expands XStream™ Portfolio of Water-Cooled Chillers with the Addition of a New High Efficiency and Low Environmental Impact Model— 2

About our Climate Commitment

To create a sustainable future, Ingersoll Rand announced a climate commitment in September 2014 – a roadmap to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce our environmental impact from our operations and product portfolio by 2030 (with milestones at 2020).

Our Climate Commitment is a pledge to:

  • Cut the refrigerant-related greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of our products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower global warming potential (GWP) alternatives across our portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.

To date, the company’s 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. For more information on the Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment, visit our website.

Other Trane products included in the EcoWise portfolio are Trane Series E™ CenTraVac for Europe and the Middle East and Series R™ RTWD chiller, CenTraVac™ centrifugal chillers and Trane Sintesis™ air-cooled chillers in North America. EcoWise products meet criteria:

  • Available with next generation, lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants
  • Maintain safety and energy efficiency through innovative design

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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 $13 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.

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