Trane Adaptive Frequency™ Drives, also known as variable frequency drives, are one option for HVAC upgrades that can help your chiller perform with greater efficiency and can
save you money.
Variable frequency drives from Trane use Adaptive Control™ to provide safe, efficient inlet guide vane and compressor motor speed control combinations to ensure the most efficient part load operation possible. Trane portfolio of AFDs can satisfy most applications and installation requirements, such as ambient temperature, space restrictions, cooling medium, and harmonic attenuation.
In addition, variable frequency drives can detect surge conditions and actively avoid them to provide solid chiller protection and energy savings. Most importantly for Trane customers, these variable frequency drives are designed for easy retrofit to allow existing chillers to have variable-speed compressor operation.
Variable Frequency Drive Applications
One typical application of a Trane variable frequency drive would be in a large downtown hotel with an oversized chiller that requires 24/7 operation, condenser relief, and chiller installation in the penthouse, very close to guest areas. Installation of a Trane variable frequency drive will pay for itself in three years with the reduction in electricity consumption, plus, it reduces compressor cycling and noise in guest areas. Other recommended applications of a Trane variable frequency drive include facilities like schools, hospitals, arenas, office buildings, and other complexes with:
Variable Frequency Drive Benefits
Contact your local Trane sales office to learn how variable frequency drives can help improve your operational efficiency!