New expansion plans to increase capacity for a multinational pharmaceutical company in France meant that it was difficult to invest in a high efficiency and precise air conditioning system for their production process. They needed to find a way to focus capital expenditure on the site construction while budgeting for a fixed manageable equipment cost.

A top-quality hire solution was sought with very stringent air quality requirements. A hygienic and comfortable surrounding climate is essential during the production process to ensure product quality. Not only does the air have to be clean, but it also needs to be the correct temperature, correct humidity, be odorless, and contain the correct amount of fresh air.


After a very positive first experience with Trane Rental Services, this HVAC expansion project was also entrusted to Trane’s application experts. The local Trane engineers and Rental team carried out a thorough survey to define the requirements of the different building zones. They provided a complete turnkey solution including the design, supply, commissioning and maintenance of a reliable and precise temperature and humidity control installation.

One high performance RTAF air-cooled screw chiller was installed along with two Air Handling Units (AHUs). AHUs are the ideal companions for a chiller. They cool the air using cold water with great flexibility and scalability. At the same time, AHUs control airborne pathogens and dust through air filtration, control space pressure, and maintain temperature and humidity.

An efficiency plan was also implemented to minimise energy consumption and reduce costs. The Trane team installed a heat recovery system on the exhaust air-handling unit allowing to maintain the blowing temperature in winter.

Finally, Trane provides all cleaning and maintenance operations that represent a major aspect of any pharmaceutical plant.

The Rental team offered a Trane EaaSy contract to help the business build resiliency and agility for their HVAC assets. Instead of investing in static cooling equipment for their facility extension, the pharmaceutical company selected a 5-year turnkey service solution to adjust to their new expansion needs:

• No upfront cost and positive cash flow
• Zero risk and maximum flexibility
• Easy switching to more powerful equipment
• The latest technology
• Minimised running costs and a fixed monthly rate
• Security of compliance
• Full maintenance and warranty cover


Aligning with the flexibility needs of the pharmaceutical company, the high-quality turnkey rental solution implemented by Trane Rental Services was the perfect solution. The facility manager was pleased with the HVAC system’s efficiency and performance.

When product quality, throughput and safety depend on precise temperature control—in production rooms and processes—you can rely on one reputable company. Trane has a global presence, which means the approaches you determine to be most beneficial can be replicated across multiple facilities anywhere.

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Location: France

Market application: Pharmaceutical

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Products installed: • Trane EaaSy • 1 Sintesis RTAF air-cooled screw chiller • 2 x air handling units

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