The Lintern Mission
To be the world quality leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and service of severe-duty air conditioning and filtration equipment.
Who is Lintern
Lintern Corporation was established in 1892 by William Lintern. It remains a privately-held firm with the sixth generation of Lintern as its President. Lintern pioneered the severe-duty air conditioning industry over 70 years ago and continues to lead the industry, worldwide. Headquartered in Ohio, USA, we have sales offices in the United States and in several countries around the world. All Lintern products are engineered to ensure efficient operation and long-term reliability in applications subjected to intense heat, heavy dirt loading, vibration and corrosive environments.
What kinds of applications require Lintern air conditioning systems
Lintern systems are used in more than 60 countries in a variety of industries. Some of the markets we serve include primary metals, coke facilities, mining, oil and gas, utilities, pulp and paper, chemical processing plants, satellite communications, cement plants and offshore marine applications.
What other products does Lintern provide
In addition to extreme-duty, severe-duty and heavy-duty air conditioners, Lintern offers several models of pressurization/filtration systems. Our modular design allows you to select the proper unit for your application. A safety/signal light product line is also available from Lintern.
Does Lintern equipment comply with environmental regulations
Lintern air conditioning products utilize environmentally-acceptable refrigerants in compliance with The Montreal Protocol which eliminated the production of CFC Refrigerants on December 31, 1995. CFC Refrigerants such as R-12, R-60/40 and R-114 have been replaced in Lintern products by HCFC and HFC alternatives.
What makes Lintern different
The Lintern reputation has grown through five generations of superior product quality and service. Among the value-added services Lintern offers:
- A comprehensive development and testing program.
- The world’s highest-quality components and products.
- Continued commitment to R&D.
- Unmatched dedicated inventory.
- A staff of sales engineers with extensive field experience.
- Product support.
- Lintern performance and worldwide presence.
History of Lintern
- 1892: The Nichols-Lintern Company is established by William Lintern.
- 1901: The Nichols-Lintern Company is incorporated and begins providing signal lights and sanders for locomotive application.
- 1929: Vehicular ventilators for cars, trucks and buses.
- 1936: The Lintern Corporation is officially incorporated, and provides signal lights for street cars and transit cars.
- 1940: Lintern introduces its aire-rectifier, the first high-temperature (air-cooled) air conditioner, which heats, cools and filters air.
- 1944: Lintern initiates a series of advances in severe-duty air conditioning equipment with the self-contained, air cooled 143 series.
- 1947: 147 series released.
- 1948: Lintern introduces the first “split” air conditioning unit, the 148 series.
- 1949: Lintern introduces its first media filter.
- 1950: The first optional ceiling-mount severe-duty system is released, called the 501 series.
- 1952: 527 Series is released, the “big brother” to the 501 series.
- 1962: 627 series released, utilizing the first horizontal coil and single condenser motor.
- 1970: 708 series released, the first high-temperature industrial unit designed for through-wall mounting.
- 1970: 727 series released, using the 627 frame, redesigned for better serviceability.
- 1972: L27 series released, with equal capacity to the 727 but using less horsepower. The result…. a more energy efficient air conditioning unit.
- 1980: The first stainless steel frame introduced in the new 812 series, which also provides higher condenser coil capacity, and a modular design providing the opportunity for split or self-contained options.
- 1991: Slim line evaporator introduced. All CFCs eliminated from the Lintern product line.
- 1992: 912 series released, with a greatly improved condenser section. In late 1992 a larger version of the 912, called the 924 is introduced.
- 1994: The 928 series is released, using Bitzer’s state-of-the-art compressor, and a condenser coil with 6 fins per inch (4.2mm fin spacing).
- 1994: The versatile 2000 series is released, incorporating the best components from 40 years of innovation.
- 2000: Introduces the 213SC series with digital control technology.
- 2000: Introduces the new LHDE 1-ton evaporator cabinet cooler.
- 2001: The LHD 3, 4, 5 ton wall mount and split type heavy duty series.
- 2003: 214SC series released, using the Copeland Scroll compressor and digital control technology.
- 2004: 229 series released, using the Copeland Scroll compressor technology.
- 2004: Variable Frequency Drives are incorporated into our filtration systems to automatically maintain internal room pressure.
- 2004: Introduced VFD technology to convert DC power to AC power then is used to drive any system with standard AC motors. More advance control, better in performance, and cost less.
- 2005: The LHDE 2-ton evaporator cabinet cooler is released.
- 2006: Bitzer Semi-Hermetic compressors are incorporated into the 2000 & 228 series.
- 2007: 3000 condenser series is released using Bitzer semi-hermetic compressors and Copeland Scroll compressors. Modular design from 1.5 tons to 5 tons+.
- 2008: LIC-250 filtration unit introduced with enhanced improvements from the CFS-150.
- 2009: LIF-3000 filtration unit introduced with enhanced improvements from the HEF-2800.