BITZER now offers SPEEDLITE ELV52 scroll compressor, which was specially developed for electric buses and rail vehicles. The company’s capacity control can reduce operating costs – with its ECOLINE reciprocating compressors optimised for the natural refrigerants R290 (propane) and R744 (CO2).
Robust, yet quiet and light: air conditioning components for rail vehicles must fulfil a unique set of demands. Factors such as space requirements, weight, efficiency, and lifetime have a direct impact on investment and operating costs as well as future compatibility. Following analysis of customer requirements, BITZER developed the ultra-compact SPEEDLITE ELV52 compressor specifically on the basis of these factors, and will be introducing it at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. Specially designed for electric buses and rail vehicles, the scroll compressor is around 50% lighter than other compressors.
The SPEEDLITE ELV52 boasts a wide control range, making it ideal for applications prone to drastically changing operating conditions – for exceptional cooling and heating performance. The speed control adapts the compressor’s cooling capacity to meet current cooling and heating requirements and ensures stable and convenient temperature control inside the vehicle, resulting in higher efficiency not only for the SPEEDLITE ELV52, but also for the entire system.
The SPEEDLITE ELV52 scroll compressor will be suitable for use with a variety of refrigerants, including low-GWP refrigerants and the natural refrigerant R290 (propane).