Steam Distributing (Non-Freeze) Coils: The Accidental Coils
Were you aware that Steam Distributing coils or “Non-Freeze” steam coils were essentially discovered by accident? At the inception of the HVAC industry, steam coils were originally designed to be shorter in length because there was not a good way to evacuate condensate. In an effort to make steam coils longer in length, the concept of a steam coil containing a tube within a tube was invented.
Guidelines For Air Velocities
Step # 1 in determining the size and performance of a coil is dependent upon understanding face velocities of air across the coil. Whether you use CCA’s coil selection program to help size the coil, or you are replacing an existing coil; the height, length and resulting velocity determine everything.
Tips on Hand Designation & “Counter-flow”
Are your water coils right hand vs. left hand? Is it looking into the face of the coil or with the air hitting you in the back of the head? What exactly is counter-flow and why is it important? Are you completely confused by why right hand vs. left hand even exists?