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Trane Completes Transition to Ozone-Safe R-410A

Trane, acquired by Ingersoll Rand in June 2008 and the largest North American manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment (#2 in the world), has completed the conversion away from R-22 in its unitary HVAC product line in the Americas. (Unitary equipment is self-contained, often rooftop-mounted, HVAC equipment that typically includes a motor-driven refrigeration compressor, evaporative cooling coil, air-cooled condenser, filters, fans, and controls.)

The announcement was made on October 13, 2009, by Ingersoll Rand president and chief operating officer Mike Lamach at Trane’s 1.2-million-square-foot (110,000-m2) manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tennessee. As part of the U.S. commitment to the Montreal Protocol, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandated a shift from ozone-depleting HCFC refrigerants in new HVAC equipment by January 1, 2010. Trane has introduced 17 redesigned products during 2008 and 2009, most offering improved energy efficiency in addition to ozone-safe operation.

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Published October 30, 2009

Wilson, A. (2009, October 30). Trane Completes Transition to Ozone-Safe R-410A. Retrieved from

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