NEW YORK — The International Copper Association (ICA) is presenting a new, free webinar on smaller-diameter, inner-grooved copper tubes titled “MicroGroove Copper-Tube Coils: Moving beyond Residential Applications.” Co-sponsored by The NEWS and Appliance Design, the webinar will be presented at 1 p.m. ET on June 11, 2013.

MicroGroove technology initially was developed by some of the largest OEMs for residential air conditioning. The focus on commercial applications has been made possible by ICA teaming up with Super Radiator Coils of Richmond, Va., a firm that specializes in heat exchangers for commercial and industrial equipment. Super Radiator Coils developed a 5-mm diameter copper tube product and offers an array of capabilities in MicroGroove coils, including design software.

The new webinar will feature a live demonstration of the coil design software and how traditional designs can be readily converted to MicroGroove designs. John Hipchen of the Exel Consulting Group will briefly review the basics of MicroGroove technology and then Matt Holland, vice president of operations at the Richmond Division of Super Radiator Coils, will elaborate on his experience in adopting MicroGroove for use in large-sized heat exchangers.

“Manufacturers of commercial and industrial equipment have been surprised by how much MicroGroove coils can improve their designs,” said Holland. “It is not just for residential applications. We are applying 5-mm diameter coil designs to help customers meet the challenges of efficiency, cost, space, and weight in their equipment.”

For more information and to register, go to MicroGroove Copper-Tube Coils webinar.

Publication date: 5/6/2013