10 January 2023
Trane has extended its rooftop line-up with the launch of the Airfinity S air-to-air heat pump units with low global warming potential (GWP) R454B refrigerant and Adaptive Frequency Drive variable speed compressors.
“Trane remains committed to rooftop technologies and continues to invest in product innovation and service to guarantee the support our customers look for,” said Louis Rompre, portfolio manager at Trane in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We want to ensure that building and facilities owners have the peace of mind and the stability to focus on their operations, rather than worry about maintenance, spare parts, or replacement of their rooftop units. They can rest assured that Trane will not only deliver new technologies but support them throughout the entire lifecycle of their HVAC systems.”
Available in capacities between 16 and 39kW in cooling and 14-36kW in heating, the new units are said to offer a sustainable alternative for fossil-fuelled heating systems in small to medium commercial and process applications.
Trane says the Airfinity rooftops are designed for flexibility and can be easily adapted to any roof curbs, eliminating complicated retrofit procedures. Being a plug-and-play, all-in-one cooling, heating and ventilation solution, the units save installers’ time and reduce first and ongoing maintenance and ownership costs.
Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive technology is said to deliver improved part load efficiency and adapts to the building’s demand, reducing energy consumption and offering tighter temperature control. To further increase sustainability of the buildings’ operations, Trane Airfinity S rooftops come with additional energy-saving features like adaptive airflow with variable speed fans, free cooling and heat recovery of exhaust air.
The low GWP R454B refrigerant, offered by Trane across its entire portfolio of scroll compressor chillers, heat pumps, multi-pipe units and rooftops, is a non-ozone depleting HFO/HFC blend with GWP level of 467.