MicroGroove will be exhibiting with the Copper Development Association as part of the Copper Alliance at the 2017 AHR Expo.
According to the Copper Alliance, airside heat transfer around smaller diameter tubes now can be modeled with unprecedented accuracy. Research supported by the International Copper Association (ICA) and conducted by Optimized Thermal Systems (OTS) compares the performance of slit fins and louver fins for smaller diameter (3 mm to 5 mm) copper tubes.
Previously only the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) could afford to perform coil optimization through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. Now, thanks to the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) at the University of Maryland and OTS, techniques for optimizing coil designs are available to users of CoilDesigner, a highly customizable software tool that allows designers to simulate and optimize the performance of heat exchangers.