These aren’t your grandfather’s coils. Today’s coils are smaller, lighter, and more efficient than ever. These components are multifaceted and are suitable for use with hydrocarbons (HCs), natural refrigerants such as carbon-dioxide (CO2), and traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). And, the ever-adapting units will likely continue to evolve as the more changes that occur, the more the industry improves its equipment to meet these challenges.
“The main driver in the past few years was applying CO2 for commercial refrigeration. With the recent Significant New Alternatives Policy [SNAP] proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], HCs and other new refrigerants are gaining interest,” said Mike Heidenreich, vice president of product engineering, Luvata HTS Division. “We have been involved with our customers in evaluating new refrigerants and developing coils for those applications.”