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Thermo King's TriPacTM DPF Gains CARB Approval

(Minneapolis - June 10, 2008) - Thermo King's diesel particulate filter (DPF) for its TriPacTM Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System has been approved for use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The DPF is designed to meet TriPac APU emissions requirements required by CARB for APUs running in California that are attached to class 8 tractors with 2007 or newer engines. In addition to being designed to meet CARB regulations, the TriPac DPF offers several other features important to drivers and owners. Regeneration, the process of burning off particulate matter trapped in the filter element, takes place during normal driving hours with no disruption to the driver during rest periods. Plus, extended APU runtime between regenerations assures minimal driver involvement.

TriPac APU customers can be assured that the TriPac DPF does not reduce fuel economy and will place no extra strain on the APU, nor will it alter scheduled maintenance intervals. As another environmental benefit, the filter also reduces engine noise, making the already-quiet TriPac system even quieter.

Because Thermo King is committed to delivering excellent performance to its customers, the company has gone beyond the testing required by CARB and performed additional testing to ensure that the DPF meets the high standards demanded of all Thermo King products.

Other benefits include flexibility for all customers, as the DPF has nine different mounting options, based on vehicle considerations, enabling easy installation on most modern tractors despite the trend of less available frame rail space. The DPF is also designed for minimal maintenance, which reduces costs and downtime.

"Beyond meeting the emission requirements as set by CARB, we were very conscious of our customers' requests not to add additional maintenance to their fleets or require the stocking of different types of lubricants than what they already use in their equipment," says Tom Kampf, APU product manager, Thermo King.

The TriPac DPF is the example of Thermo King's commitment to developing the latest in environmentally-friendly Green technologies.

The DPF is now available as an aftermarket or original equipment option to support both current and new customers and is backed by the Thermo King Dealer Network, with more than 200 locations nationwide.

For more information on CARB requirements, go to www.arb.ca.gov.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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