Ford evaluated its options as it selected an HVAC system partner for the new data center. Trane offered them a trusted relationship and a single point of responsibility for design, application engineering expertise, in-depth knowledge of energy saving technologies and the ability to deliver reliable solutions for a mission critical application. Selected as the design build partner for the data center’s HVAC systems, Trane worked with Ford, the project’s general manager, mechanical contractor and engineers to develop premium solutions for the chiller plant design.
Six 670-ton Trane® CenTraVac® centrifugal chillers were selected to handle the cooling needs of the data center. Part of the EcoWise™ portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact, the data center chillers use low pressure refrigerants, virtually eliminating leaks and enabling near-zero emissions. CenTraVac data center chillers were the first centrifugal chillers in North America to operate with the next generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, R-514A, with a GWP of less than two.
The Trane centrifugal chillers are also the first commercial data center chillers in the world to earn product-specific Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) registration. This proves the environmental claims regarding data center chiller performance and documents conformance with the stringent third-party certification requirements.