New Advanced Modine Cooling System Improves Fuel Economy for Transit Buses

  New Advanced Modine Cooling System Improves Fuel Economy for Transit Buses

Business Wire

RACINE, Wis. -- March 6, 2013

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a world leader in thermal
innovation, supplies its Advanced Cooling System technology to help over one
hundred transit agencies in the United States and Canada save taxpayer dollars
by reducing parasitic engine loss, which saves fuel and lowers greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions. The system also offers a significant reduction in maintenance
costs, increased service life and increased safety over conventional
hydraulically-driven fan systems by reducing oil circuits and components. The
state-of-the-art light-weight heat exchanger technology is designed to meet
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 and 2013 emission regulations
for clean air requirements.

Modine Advanced Cooling System (Photo: Business Wire)

Modine Advanced Cooling System (Photo: Business Wire)

Modine’s Advanced Cooling System utilizes the latest in environmentally-sealed
variable speed brushless electric fan (EFAN) technology for long life and
superior durability. All EFAN communication is controlled directly by the
engine and transmission control modules via a system controller eliminating
the need for extra sensors further increasing system reliability. Furthermore,
the variable speed EFANs are located in specific banks eliminating overcooling
of other heat exchangers. This is a significant improvement over the
conventional large, single cooling fan system which cools all heat exchangers
when there is demand for only one. Modine’s high-efficiency heat exchanger
technologies allow these EFANs to run at very low speeds most of the time
keeping power consumption and noise levels to an absolute minimum. In summary,
this precise temperature control lowers GHG emissions, significantly improves
fuel economy and extends engine life.

The Advanced Cooling System features a Modine GOHAR radiator and Bullet-Nose™
charge-air cooler which are designed specifically for the tough requirements
of transit buses. The new light-weight aluminum radiator drastically increases
durability and service life, and eliminates the historical vintage
copper-brass core failure modes. Modine GOHAR radiators utilize proprietary
high-strength, long-life aluminum alloys, which significantly improve the
corrosion-resistance of the heat exchanger. The Bullet-Nose™ charge-air cooler
employs a unique vacuum-brazed process compatible with the new Compressed
Natural Gas (CNG) engines, which have significantly grown in popularity in the
transit bus market. In addition, Modine also designs and manufactures
state-of-the-art stainless steel layered core (LCOC) transmission oil retarder
coolers found in many applications. These high-efficiency coolers offer a
substantial weight and durability improvement in a much smaller envelope
compared to traditional shell-and-tube oil coolers.

Modine’s Advanced Cooling Systems are now employed in diesel, CNG and hybrid
applications with reports of fuel savings of up to 15 percent. In addition,
Modine’s Advanced Cooling System can also be found in pioneering fuel cell
powered transit buses. Today, transit agencies across the United States and
Canada are enjoying fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, enhanced safety,
lower green-house gas emissions and weight reduction as a benefit to their
bottom line. We invite you to do the same.

Founded in 1916, Modine is a proven global leader in thermal innovations.
Daily, we use advanced predictive, design, and analysis tools such as CFD
(Computational Fluid Dynamics) and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to ensure
performance and durability to our customers. With fiscal 2012 revenues of $1.6
billion, Modine specializes in thermal management systems and components,
bringing highly engineered heating and cooling technology and solutions to
diversified global markets. Modine products are used in light, medium and
heavy-duty vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment,
off-highway and industrial equipment and refrigeration systems. The company
employs approximately 6,600 people at 30 facilities in 16 countries. For more
information about Modine, visit www.modine.com.

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Modine Manufacturing Company
Investor Contact:
Kathleen T. Powers, 262-636-1687
k.t.powers@na.modine.com
or
Media Contact:
Nancy A. Wang, 262-636-1827
n.a.wang@na.modine.com
 
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