Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers sustainable microchannel coils as a standard feature on its SB and Spectrum series single- and multi-temperature platform trailer refrigeration units.
These innovative coils increase fuel efficiency and sustainability, reduce lifetime cost of ownership, and improve reliability for greater uptime compared with trailer refrigeration units equipped with tube-and-fin condenser coils. Microchannel condenser coils have replaced tube-and-fin condenser coils on the SB-130, SB-230, and the SB-200TG series units. Microchannel condenser coils will be added to the SB-330 series and the Spectrum range of refrigeration units in June 2012.
“The sustainable microchannel condenser coil makes sense fiscally, performs well, and is more environmentally sound,” said Tom Kampf, product manager for Thermo King.
The upgraded units weigh nearly 35 lbs less and feature a 10% to 15% lower refrigerant charge, reducing operator expenses and environmental impact relative to trailer refrigeration units equipped with tube-and-fin condenser coils. The units can be recycled easier as they feature no mixed metals. The condenser coils provide easier maintenance as they are simpler to clean and offer greater corrosion protection for increased performance over time.