Bloomington, Minn., Sept. 26, 2013 - The new Thermo King Athenia AM platform, the Athenia AMII Series, enables transit equipment managers, operators and engineers to cut fuel costs and improve reliability by 50 percent.
This new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)platform from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, provides a 10 percent weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability to reduce maintenance costs.
“Thermo King developed this innovative solution to provide more dependable, energy efficient solutions that can be easily serviced,” said Steve Johnson, product manager for transit and coach HVAC at Thermo King. “The Athenia AMII provides improvements in coil design, air flow and high ambient performance. The new platform also will offer brazed aluminum, micro-channel condensers as standard in 2014 which will bring further improvements in weight and performance.”
The new platform will be available for all conventional applications in late 2013 and for electric applications in early 2014. The conventional and electric unit platforms will provide solutions for all bus types including standard diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, parallel and series hybrid electric buses, battery and trolley buses. Additionally, the new AMII will be available with the alternator driven all-electric HVAC as the all-electric HVAC solution for diesel and CNG buses.
The new unit offers 6 percent more airflow as part of high performance condenser and evaporator offerings. The system also features a motorized water valve which optimizes temperature control in both heat and re-heat modes.
A new electronic capacity control module will be standard with the X426, X430 and X640 reciprocating compressors. This feature enables users to gain fuel savings in light load conditions by controlling excess capacity.
The platform also features the Thermo King exclusive screw compressor, R407C and R134a refrigerants, and IntelligAire III advanced microprocessor controller.
About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
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, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand