Bloomington, Minn., May 21, 2012 - Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers sustainable microchannel coils as a standard feature on its industry leading SB and Spectrum series single and multi-temperature platform trailer refrigeration units.
These innovative coils increase fuel efficiency and sustainability, reduce lifetime cost of ownership and improve reliability for greater uptime as compared to trailer refrigeration units equipped with tube-and-fin condenser coils. Microchannel condenser coils have replaced tube-and-fin condenser coils on the SB-130, SB-230 and the SB-200TG series units. Microchannel condenser coils will be added to the SB-330 series and the Spectrum range of refrigeration units in June.
�The sustainable microchannel condenser coil makes sense fiscally, performs well, and is more environmentally sound,� said Tom Kampf, product manager for Thermo King. �These improved Thermo King refrigeration units help increase energy and operational efficiency and sustainability while reducing costs and providing the segment leading capabilities our customers depend upon.�
The upgraded units weigh nearly 35 lbs. less and feature a 10 to 15 percent lower refrigerant charge, reducing operator expenses and environmental impact relative to trailer refrigeration units equipped with tube-and-fin condenser coils. The units can be recycled easier as they feature no mixed metals. The condenser coils provide easier maintenance as they are simpler to clean and offer greater corrosion protection for increased performance over time.
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Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com Or 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.
Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand