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Thermo King Offers Diesel Particulate Filter for TriPacTM APU System

(Minneapolis - March 27, 2008) - Thermo King has developed a diesel particulate filter (DPF) for its TriPacTM Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System. The DPF is designed to meet APU emissions requirements required by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for APUs running in California. The TriPac DPF has been submitted for CARB approval and is expected to be available Spring 2008.

In addition to being designed to meet CARB regulations, the TriPac DPF offers several other features important to drivers and owners. Regeneration, the process of burning off particulate matter trapped in the filter element, takes place during normal driving hours with no disruption to the driver during rest periods. Extended APU runtime between regenerations assures minimal driver involvement and makes regeneration the exception rather than the rule.

The TriPac DPF won't reduce fuel economy and places no extra strain on the APU. The filter also reduces engine noise, making the TriPac system even quieter.

Besides the testing required by CARB, Thermo King performed additional testing to ensure that the DPF meets the high performance standards customers expect from Thermo King products.

The TriPac DPF has nine different mounting options, enabling easy installation on most modern tractors despite the trend of less available frame rail space. The DPF is also designed for minimal maintenance to reduce costs and downtime.

"Today it goes beyond just saving fuel," says Tom Kampf, APU product manager, Thermo King. "Environmental stewardship is an integral part of many of our customers operating philosophies. Ingersoll Rand, our parent company, is committed to not only developing products to help customers meet their business objectives but to inspire progress towards even more environmentally-friendly solutions. The TriPac DPF is an example of the continued environmental evolution of the TriPac product family."

The DPF will be available as an aftermarket or OE option to support both current and new customers and is backed by the more than 200 locations of the Thermo King Dealer Network.

For more information on CARB requirements, go to www.arb.ca.gov.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Michael_OBrien@irco.com

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