Heating, ventilating, & air conditioning are primary users of copper and copper nickel tubing for radiators, air conditioners, industrial chillers, and refrigeration units. These products are used in many industries from residential and commercial construction, marine, defense, automotive, sanitation, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage production to name a few. Typically, this tubing can be enhanced further by finning or modifying the outside or inside diameter of the tube and adding complementary metals to enhance the internal or outside surface. Ameritube provides a represenatitve size range in this industry from 1/4" - 3" tube with wall thicknesses between .025" - .200".
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of ensuring comfort indoors and in vehicles. Ameritube has designed products and services that are specific to this industry, including the alloy C72200 or Chromium Nickel Copper. Further, we provide a variety of copper and copper nickel alloys for use in air conditioning equipment and chillers where both heat transfer and corrosion resistance is needed.
HVAC is an important part of residential structures such as single family homes, apartment buildings, hotels and senior living facilities, medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and hospitals, onboard vessels, and in marine environments, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors.
To learn more about this industry, head over to copper.org/ where you can learn about the myriad developments and applications in this industry of high quality copper and copper nickel tubing. While the far east and other low cost countries have dramatically expanded their production in both copper alloys and the HVAC equipment, US based companies are at the forefront of research and development. However, R&D such as the development of a special process for copper nickel chromium by Ameritube and our pilgering of copper nickel to ensure better mechanical properties with our state of the art pilger mill.
Ameritube has provided products for air conditioners, pool water heaters, chillers, refrigeration units, small and large heat exchangers for the HVAC industry. We look forward to working with you.
Air conditioning and heating in buildings and motor vehicles are two of the largest applications for heat exchangers. While copper tube is used in most air conditioning and refrigeration systems, typical air conditioning units currently use aluminium fins. These systems can harbor bacteria and mold and develop odors and fouling that can make them function poorly. Stringent new requirements including demands for increased operating efficiencies and the reduction or elimination of harmful emissions are enhancing copper's role in modern HVAC systems.
Copper’s antimicrobial properties can enhance the performance of HVAC systems and associated indoor air quality. After extensive testing, copper became a registered material in the U.S. for protecting heating and air conditioning equipment surfaces against bacteria, mold, and mildew. Furthermore, testing funded by the U.S. Department of Defense is demonstrating that all-copper air conditioners suppress the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that cause odors and reduce system energy efficiency. Units made with aluminium have not been demonstrating this benefit.