The Manufacture of ACR Coils with Smaller Diameter Copper Tubes

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:00 pm ET

Presented by THE NEWS and Appliance Design.
Speaker: John Hipchen, President, Exel Consulting Group

The use of smaller diameter copper tubes in the design of air conditioning and refrigeration coils raises performance and energy efficiency and lowers refrigerant charge requirements. Presented by the International Copper Association in partnership with Burr Oak Tool Inc., the next MicroGroove webinar will focus on the manufacture of heat exchanger coils. Familiar processes for making copper tube / aluminum plate-fin coils will be reviewed; and the evolution of coil manufacturing equipment as the market moves to smaller diameter copper tubes will be fully explained.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Basic production processes and equipment, from fin machines and tube benders to tube lacing and tube expansion
  • Technical, economic and environmental issues in the evolution of production equipment
  • The advantages realized as a result of the improved heat transfer of smaller diameter tubes

Participants will learn

  • How lower capital investment costs, proven manufacturing practices, lower material costs and increased performance each contribute to the economics driving the industry-wide move to smaller diameter MicroGroove tubes
  • Process requirements and available equipment solutions for manufacturing coils with small diameter copper tubes


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