Trane Chiller Repair & Service of Air Cooled and Water Cooled Chillers

Trane Chiller Repair

Trane Agility - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane chiller repair for both air-cooled and water-cooled Trane® chillers.

Trane chiller repair and service is something that we take seriously. We are installers and servicers for all Trane® centrifugal, helical-rotary and scroll chillers.

Quality Trane chiller repair starts with a correct understanding of the type of chiller to be repaired or serviced. This includes air cooled or water cooled chillers. In these categories, there are different compressor types as previously mentioned.

Knowing your Trane® chiller type and model number helps to make the service call a better experience for you and your team.

Trane CGAM Air Cooled Scroll Chiller - Trane Chiller Repair

Air Cooled Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® air cooled chillers generally come in sizes from 20 ton to 520 ton capacities. They operate as helical rotary or scroll type chillers. The scroll type compressor is more common and seems to be gaining in new installations each year. Scroll type chillers are offered from 20 ton to 130 ton capacities. 

Air cooled Trane chiller repair and service begins with diagnosis and listening to the people that use the chiller daily or with greater frequencies. Listening to our customer about specific behavior patterns, helps us to better understand the best course for repairing your air-cooled Trane® chiller. We work hard to restore factory performance with the least amount of costs involved.

When it comes to chillers from Trane®, the models offered today include the CGAM, RTAC, RTAF, ACS, ACR and Arctic types . These range in sizes from 20 ton to 230 ton, with the Ascend models including variable-volume ration.

These, as with all Trane chillers do require maintenance for optimal performance and reliability. Give us a call to learn more about the maintenance for your particular model and tonnage.

Included in the air cooled category are also the helical rotary screw types. These range from 140 ton to 520 ton capacities. More about these specific models is included below as a general quick reference.

Our goal is to provide you as our customer a complete understanding of how-to best repair or service your Trane® air cooled chiller. Our factory trained and certified installers and servicers will get you back up and running as soon as possible with the least amount of cost.

Air-Cooled Oil-Free Magnetic Bearing Chillers by Arctic - Trane Chiller Repair

Water Cooled Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® water cooled chillers generally come in sizes from 40 ton to 4,000+ ton capacities. They operate as helical rotary, scroll and centrifugal types. Refrigerant options come in R-134a, GWP R-513A, HFO R-1234ze or R514A.

Water cooled Trane chiller repair and service begins with diagnosis and listening to the people that use the chiller daily or with greater frequencies. Listening to our customer about what the 'behavior' patterns have been for the chiller helps us to better understand the best course for repairing your chiller. We work hard to restore factory performance with the least amount of costs involved.

Trane® water cooled chillers that are in service today are designed for either replacement or new commercial construction applications depending on the needs and requirements. 

These plants include the Arctic,  RTUD, RTWD, RTHD, CVHE, CVHF, CVHH, CVHM, CDHG, CDHH, CDHF, and the HDWA series of water cooled chillers. More about each one of these models is included below.

Again, when you are choosing who you want to come and repair or service your chiller, trust factory certified professionals to do the job right the first time.

Our main goal is to provide you as our customer a complete understanding of how-to best repair or service your Trane® water cooled chiller. Our certified installers and servicers will get you back up and running as soon as possible with the least amount of cost.


Trane® Air Cooled Chiller Models & Descriptions

This helpful list of the different Trane Chiller models and a brief description of each proves to be a helpful resource when identifying your particular model:

Trane® CGAM Air-Cooled Scroll Chiller

Trane® CGAM Air-Cooled Scroll Chiller

The CGAM air-cooled scroll chiller offers the perfect combination of flexibility, efficiency and low noise. Available in sizes ranging from 20 to 130 tons with a compact footprint, the CGAM is one of the quieter air-cooled chillers available today.

Series R Helical Rotary Chiller

Trane® Series R Helical Rotary Chiller ( RTAC )

The true workhorse of the Trane air-cooled portfolio, the Series R® Helical Rotary Chiller RTAC can be found in applications across the globe. More than 50,000 units are currently installed around the world.

Sintesis Air-Cooled Chiller

Trane® Sintesis Air-Cooled Chiller ( RTAF )

Sintesis® chillers are among the first air-cooled chillers from Trane to offer the choice of either R-134a or R-513A refrigerant. 

Ascend Air-Cooled Chiller - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® Ascend Air-Cooled Chiller ACS

The ACS model, part of Trane’s Ascend™ line of air-cooled chillers, offers just the right balance of energy efficiency and quiet operation. ACS models, in particular, are optimized for part-load efficiencies, making them ideal for buildings with a large amount of off-peak operation

Ascend Air-Cooled Chiller ACR - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® Ascend Air-Cooled Chiller ACR

The ACR model, part of Trane’s Ascend™ line of air-cooled chillers uses advanced technologies like InvisiSound® acoustic-reduction treatments, compressors with variable volume-ratio capability, permanent magnet motors and premium efficiency drives to help achieve low sound levels, maximize efficiency under all operating conditions, lower utility bills and save money.

Air-Cooled Oil-Free Magnetic Bearing Chillers by Arctic - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® Air-Cooled Oil-Free Magnetic Bearing Chillers by Arctic

The Agility® water-cooled chiller provides a best-in-class performance while exceeding ASHRAE standards..


Trane® Water Cooled Chiller Models & Descriptions

Enjoy this list of the different Trane Water Cooled Chiller models and a brief description. This should prove to be a helpful resource when identifying your particular model:

Water-Cooled_Oil-Free_Magnetic_Bearing_Chillers_by_Arctic - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® Water-Cooled Oil-Free Magnetic Bearing Chillers by Arctic 

The Agility® water-cooled chiller provides a best-in-class performance with a compact size and optimized footprint that minimizes installation costs.

Water-Cooled Helical Rotary Chiller

Trane® Water-Cooled Helical Rotary Chiller ( RTUD, RTWD, RTHD )

The Series R® helical rotary chillers offer application flexibility, high reliability and optimized energy efficiency due to its direct-drive compressor design that uses fewer moving parts than gear compressors.

CenTraVac Water-Cooled Chiller - Trane Chiller Repair

Trane® CenTraVac Water-Cooled Chiller ( CVHE, CVHF, CVHH, CVHM, CDHG, CDHH, CDHF )

Trane CenTraVac® chillers feature a time-tested and proven low-pressure design utilizing environmentally friendly refrigerants R-514A and R-1233zd. They provide the safety of low pressure with continued product enhancements in a leak-tight design. 

Trane Agility

Trane® Agility™ Centrifugal Water-Cooled Chiller ( HDWA )

The Agility® water-cooled chiller provides a best-in-class performance with a compact size and optimized footprint that minimizes installation costs.


Routine Trane® Chiller Maintenance Allows for Optimal Heat Transfer Efficiency

Your Trane® commercial chiller relies on heat transfer efficiency to perform its duty. Heat transfer is the process of removing heat from the chiller and then disposing it outside of the unit. This applies to all the parts of the equipment, especially its refrigeration circuitry.

In short, a chiller's heat transfer efficiency depends on maintenance schedules. Ongoing maintenance. Here is a quick list of best practice items to add to your schedule:

  1. Condenser Coils: Inspection of condenser coils includes the cleaning of these coils. Heat transfer through these coils is critical. Routine cleaning of the coils includes removing and debris, dirt and other buildups that may clog and reduce free air flow.
  2. Refrigerant Charge: Proper refrigerant levels are also especially important for your Trane® chiller to maintain its cooling quotient. Maintaining refrigerant charge will help your chiller reduce energy usage and cooling costs by up to 10%. Contact us today to have us come out and level up your refrigerant levels if you notice more energy consumption.

    The same holds true if you are noticing that your Trane® chiller is working harder than normal to accomplish the same tasks. These tasks are all part of our Trane repair and service schedule that we offer.
  3. Condenser Water: For water cooled chillers, condenser water loops used with cooling towers need to maintain the system designed amount of water flow. If the water loop becomes contaminated with debris, sand, corrosion, scaling and other foreign materials, this will slow water flow. A reduced amount of water flow in the loop can impact the chiller's operating efficiency.

With regular commercial chiller maintenance, you can keep these issues from arising. At the very least, this includes clearing clogs in condenser tubes and brushing them at least once a year.

Regular Maintenance Keeps Your Trane Chiller Repair Bills Lower

At the end of the day, your Trane® chiller operates as part of a rather complex HVAC-R system. Cooling tower systems that are tied into a water-cooled Trane® chiller, have even greater complexity and require better system monitoring to reduce energy consumption.

Therefore, when we evaluate a Trane® chiller and its system performance, we are also including these other components and their power consumption. These components include the compressor, cooling tower fans, pumps, etc. to determine kW/ton efficiency.

An Energy-Efficient Trane® Chiller Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases

Optimizing the overall chiller plant should be performed regularly to reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gases. This process takes a close look at adjusting chilled water set points, sequencing and load balancing other chillers in process, peak demand management, water loop management, etc.

These items require data and analysis of that data for the best optimization. We understand system optimization and can help you get your Trane® chiller plant to perform to its utmost efficiency.

Trane Chiller Repair and Service Conclusions

Quality Trane chiller repair and service of your Trane® chiller depends a great deal on the environment it runs in and how well it is serviced and maintained.

A properly serviced Trane® chiller can last for years of dependable service and make your experience with your Trane® chiller much more rewarding and satisfying by keeping costs down.

Your Trane repair bills are directly influenced by operational efficiency. Keeping your chiller optimized, maintained, and serviced will greatly impact your building operational costs.

Ongoing routine maintenance completed by certified installers and servicers, will ensure that you can keep Trane repair bills to a minimum all while enjoying dependable, trouble free service.

Don’t give your chiller the cold shoulder. Attend to its maintenance needs regularly so that you can get the most use out of it.

Unsure if your Trane® chiller needs repairs or a replacement? Then please don't hesitate to give us a call or request a service call. We can help you figure out the best course of action to take for your faulty equipment.

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