Hospital Břeclav, located in the Czech Republic, worked with Trane, provider of indoor comfort and process solutions and services, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, to select a long-term environmental solution for their HVAC system. As a result, leaders at the healthcare facility decided to replace their old system and install a Trane Sintesis air-cooled chiller with R-513A, a next-generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant.
The case study
Hospital Břeclav needed to replace an old unit using R-22 refrigerant, which was being phased out in the European Union.
The hospital decided to go for a solution, which would give them peace of mind by meeting the current and upcoming European F-gas regulations, and selected the new Trane Sintesis chiller with Chemours Opteon XP10 (R-513A), a non-flammable and non-toxic class A1 refrigerant under ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard.
In the case of healthcare facilities like the Hospital Břeclav, our systems also play in important role in creating an enhanced physical environment for patients and staff.
The Trane Sintesis is part of the Ingersoll Rand’s EcoWise portfolio of products, which are designed to lower environmental impact with the next-generation, low GWP refrigerants Ingersoll Rand’s EcoWise portfolio of products, which are designed to lower environmental impact with the next-generation, low GWP refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.
Trane Sintesis chillers used up to 40% less refrigerant than traditional tube/fin and flooded heat exchanger technology, due to the micro- channel condenser coil and the compact, high- performance, integrated, low charge (CHIL) evaporator design.
Other positive outcomes:
Operational benefits were also of prime importance to the customer, and the Sintesis chiller achieved an industry-leading Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER), while delivering amongst the quietest operations in the market, adhering to noise level regulations.
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Hospital Břeclav is on the road to meet its sustainability objectives with Trane Sintesis chiller using R-513A, a next- generation, low GWP refrigerant.
What the manufacturer said…
“At Trane, we work closely with our customers to show them how the right approach to HVAC systems can help meet the pressing environmental challenges, lower demand for energy and contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions,” said Michal Jurenka, Commercial Sales Engineer at Trane. “In the case of healthcare facilities like the Hospital Břeclav, our systems also play an important role in creating an enhanced physical environment for patients and staff.”
What the customer said…
“With the latest regulatory and legislation trends, we were looking for a long-term solution that lowers the environmental impact of our HVAC system, while delivering energy efficiency – all while meeting specific needs of a healthcare facility, like low-noise levels and high reliability,” said Pavel Jurica, Head of Economic and Technical Department at Hospital Břeclav. “We were looking for the combination of sustainability, efficiency and comfort, and Trane Sintesis met all those specifications.”
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