Thermo King Names R452A Standard Option
[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.]
Thermo King, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, announced R452A refrigerant will be the standard option on single- and multi-temperature truck refrigeration units manufactured in North America.
The new GWP R452A refrigerant, which has lower global warming potential, is available with Thermo King’s T-Series of large self-powered truck refrigeration units for Classes 5-7, and also with its larger-capacity direct-drive V-Series truck refrigeration units for Classes 1-4, which offer frozen and deep-frozen set points.
Thermo King announced the same option for its Precedent trailer units in January.
Meet the truck-driver-turned-writer whose book is helping thousands of everyday people lead with positivity. Then, hear from the philanthropist whose truck-driver-focused charity seeks to ensure that drivers who need help, get it. Tune in above or by going to RoadSigns.ttnews.com.
Self-powered truck refrigeration units — typically used on Classes 5-7 trucks — are included in the California Air Resources Board 2023 requirement for all transport refrigeration units operating in California to use refrigerants with a GWP of 2200 or less. Direct-drive truck refrigeration units — typically used on Classes 1-4 trucks — are not included in CARB’s 2023 regulation.
“Switching to R452A refrigerant will reduce direct CO2 emissions by nearly 50% per unit, which can potentially add up to significant reductions quickly depending on fleet size,” Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management, said in a release.
Thermo King’s standard capacity V-Series truck units for fresh set points will continue to use lower GWP R134a refrigerant, the Minneapolis-based company reported. — Transport Topics
Want more news? Listen to today's daily briefing below or go here for more info: