Trane-SintesisUSA: Trane has announced the availability of its Sintesis air-cooled chiller which is offering low GWP refrigerant R513A as an option.

The intention to include an R513A option in addition to traditional R134a on the new chiller range was first revealed in the Cooling Post in January.

Announcing that these new chillers are now available for order in Europe, the Middle East, North and Latin America, Ingersoll Rand president HVAC Commercial, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Through the new, expanded Sintesis chiller portfolio, Trane now offers building owners and businesses more choices regarding how and when to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

R513A, sold by DuPont as Opteon XP10, is a binary mixture of R134a (44%) and R1234yf (56%). It has a GWP of around 630 and carries the ASHRAE safety classification of A1.

In Europe and the Middle East, the new Trane Sintesis chillers are available in sizes of 245 up to 450 (cooling capacities from 300 to 1600 kW). The chillers reach 1.6MW of cooling capacity at Eurovent rated points and supplement the original 090 to 205 sizes introduced by Trane in 2014.

In North and Latin America, Sintesis chillers in sizes from 115 to 215 ton are available now, with the 230 to 500 ton models available later this year.

The Sintesis is said to achieve industry leading EERs and ESEERs. It is also said to use up to 40% less refrigerant than traditional tube/fin and flooded heat exchanger technology due to the micro-channel condenser coil and the compact, high-performance, integrated, low charge (CHIL) evaporator design.

Already incorporating measures to reduce noise and improve acoustics, a user-selectable noise-reduction mode is also available to help comply with nighttime and weekend neighbourhood noise restrictions.

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