New light duty bus fleet features Thermo King heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
Bloomington, Minn., July 1, 2013 - BC Transit which provides public transportation for the Province of British Columbia Canada, (excluding Greater Vancouver), has installed 122 high-efficiency Thermo King heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on its new light duty bus fleet.
Thermo King solutions had demonstrated proven performance and reliability on BC Transit's large double-decker since their installation seven years ago.
“BC Transit light duty buses are put to work in more than 130 communities across the province,” said Aaron Lamb, BC Transit's executive director, Asset Management. “The Thermo King units on our large double decker buses have demonstrated excellent consistent, dependable performance, so we are pleased to offer our customers and drivers the same reliable comfort on our light duty buses as well.”
The light duty buses feature the Thermo King ShuttleAIRE® SLR 65 rooftop HVAC units with ClimaAIRE controllers. The SLR is a one-piece lightweight rooftop unit that offers optimal clearance both inside and outside the vehicle. The system has a low-profile design and can be easily maintained; 90 percent of service and maintenance can be performed inside the vehicle.
The SLR 65 is a compact, high-capacity roof solution that excels at air distribution to increase passenger comfort. When compared to rear or front-mounted split systems, the SLR 65 delivers superior airflow throughout the vehicle due to its centered position. The SLR can be configured in a variety of ways to deliver the right amount of cooling for a specific application.
The ClimaAIRE controller delivers precise temperature control, and features an easy-to-read digital display. The display simplifies the process of assessing any system issues through on-board diagnostics, and ultimately reduces service time through expedited troubleshooting
The system uses efficient microchannel coils, yielding 40 percent less refrigerant use over conventional systems, which reduces operational cost and environmental impact.
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BC Transit purchased the new units in 2012 and 2013, and may add additional units later this year.
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About BC Transit
BC Transit owns more than 1,000 buses and operates 81 transit systems in more than 130 communities. In 2011/12, BC Transit provided nearly 52 million passenger trips and delivered more than 2 million service hours. For more information, please consult www.bctransit.com.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, 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 a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or 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