Webinars on MicroGroove copper tube technology

By R744.com team, Apr 19, 2011, 11:13 2 minute reading

Two technical webinars on the use of smaller-diameter, inner-grooved copper tubes in coils for air-conditioning and refrigeration application will be held on 14 and 22 June.

Suggested as one way to increase the energy efficiency of refrigeration and air conditioning products, the use of smaller-diameter copper tubes is the main topic of two technical webinars sponsored by the International Copper Association (ICA). More concretely, they will describe the recent developments in the use of smaller-diameter, inner-grooved copper tubes in evaporator and condenser coils.

Registrants can submit questions in advance from the registration page and also can view via on-demand an earlier webinar on the MicroGroove Advantage. All information can be found here: www.microgroove.net/webinars

Date and Time

The first webinar, titled “The MicroGroove Advantage: Achieving Higher Energy-Efficiency with Smaller-Diameter Copper Tubes”, will take place on Tuesday 14 June at 14:00 Paris time (CEST). It will update the information presented in the MicroGroove webinar from 15 December and answer many of the questions raised.

The second webinar, titled “OEM Product Design with MicroGroove Tubes”, is scheduled for Wednesday, 22 June at 13:00 New York time (EDT). It will present new content relating to the design and manufacture of heat exchanger coils.

“The ICA has sponsored research on the physical properties, design and manufacture of coils made from smaller diameter, inner-grooved copper tubes,” says Nigel Cotton. “Much of this research was performed in China and the results are not broadly known in the U.S. and Europe. These webinars are being sponsored by the ICA to bring U.S. and European designers up to speed quickly.”

Previous technical webinar on small copper tubes

The previous technical webinar from 15 December 2010 titled “Small Tubes of Copper in ACR Applications: The MicroGroove Advantage” is available for free via the microgroove.net website. Main topics cover the following:
  • Lab test results for small tubes with and without enhanced inner surfaces
  • Basic coil design principles for small tubes
  • Familiar manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • Comparison of OEM products with MicroGroove heat exchangers (MGHXs) to conventional designs with respect to performance, material savings and refrigerant reduction
About MicroGroove and the ICA

MicroGroove™ technology uses small diameter copper tubes to make heat exchanger coils with high transfer coefficients for use in high-efficiency commercial and residential air conditioning and refrigeration products.

The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA) is the leading organization for promoting the use of copper worldwide by communicating the unique attributes that make this sustainable element an essential contributor to the formation of life, to advances in science and technology, and to a higher standard of living worldwide.


By R744.com team (@r744)

Apr 19, 2011, 11:13

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