SLXe-SpectrumR452ABELGIUM: Refrigerated trailer manufacturer Thermo King has achieved ATP certification for its entire range of trailers using the new lower GWP refrigerant R452A.

The performance of the Thermo King SLXe range operating with R452A was tested by several recognised independent refrigeration testing and qualification institutes in France and the UK.

Thermo King was the first manufacturer to introduce the new R452A refrigerant in its SLXe trailer refrigeration units earlier this year and has already sold over 1,000 in Europe.

In addition to the already available range of SLXe single-temperature trailer units, Trane has extended use of the new refrigerant to its SLXe Spectrum refrigeration units for multi-temperature trailer transport applications. This includes the extra quiet, Piek-certified SLXe Spectrum Whisper Pro version.

“The ATP certification obtained by the entire range of the SLXe trailer solutions with R452A refrigerant proves the refrigeration performance of the Thermo King units with the new lower GWP refrigerant,” said Karin de Bondt, vice president and general manager for truck, trailer and bus at Thermo King in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

R452A, sold by Chemours as Opteon XP44, has a GWP of 2140, around 50% that of the current refrigerant R404A.

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