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Tecumseh Products, India

| | Mar 20, 2011 | 8:16 pm
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Tecumseh Products, India

Tecumseh Products, India, has announced the launch of AE2 compressor, which it says, is designed and developed to fulfill its Green Products Initiative, and is suitable for the global commercial refrigeration market.

The AE2 compressor was launched in India at ACREX 2011 in New Delhi in February, immediately after its launch at the AHR show in January in the United States.

While the new AE2 compressor will support traditional HFC refrigerants – R134a and R404A, it is also optimised for hydrocarbon refrigerants – R290 (propane) and R600a (isobutene). This is important as hydrocarbon refrigerants are expected to be authorised for use in commercial and residential applications in the United States in the near future, due to approval of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The manufacturer points out that hydrocarbon refrigerants have been adopted by all major household refrigerator manufacturers in Europe, and many European commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturers have initiated the move to hydrocarbons. In this light, it claims that India will benefit from its initiatives in this direction.

See the following product features and advantages:

  • It is 25% more efficient than its predecessor, and offers best-in-class efficiency for compressors its size – approaching 10.7 EER
  • It covers a 20% greater capacity range than the competition
  • Its smaller envelope size provides capacities that have been traditionally served by large compressors, crucial for customers who have compact applications with limited space availability
  • It assists heat transfer by using up to 25% less oil than the first generation AE
  • It out-performs its predecessor in vibration testing, thus reducing the potential for vibration-induced metal fatigue

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