Thermo King’s new Athenia AM platform, the Athenia AMII Series, enables transit equipment managers, operators, and engineers to cut fuel costs and improve reliability by 50%. This new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC)platform from Thermo King provides a 10% weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability.
“Thermo King developed this innovative solution to provide more dependable, energy-efficient solutions that can be easily serviced,” said Steve Johnson, product manager for transit and coach HVAC at Thermo King. “The Athenia AMII provides improvements in coil design, airflow, and high ambient performance. The new platform also will offer brazed aluminum, micro-channel condensers as standard in 2014, which will bring further improvements in weight and performance.”
The new platform will be available for all conventional applications in late 2013 and electric applications in early 2014. Conventional and electric unit platforms will provide solutions for all bus types including standard diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, parallel and series hybrid electric buses, and battery and trolley buses. The AMII will be offered with the alternator-driven all-electric HVAC as the all-electric HVAC system for diesel and CNG buses.
This new unit offers 6% more airflow as part of high-performance condenser and evaporator offerings. It also features a motorized water valve that optimizes temperature control in both heat and reheat modes.
A new electronic capacity control module will be standard with the X426, X430, and X640 reciprocating compressors. This enables users to gain fuel savings in light load conditions by controlling excess capacity.
The platform also features the Thermo King exclusive screw compressor, R407C and R134a refrigerants, and IntelligAire III advanced microprocessor controller.
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