Commercial Coils vs. Industrial Coils
by Matt Jacobs, May 11, 2016
The best performance you can get out of a commercial HVAC coil is with copper tubes/aluminum fins. Most people don’t realize that when you change the materials of construction to an industrial coil, there’s always a drastic change the performance. The explanation is really quite simple. When we build a stainless steel or 90/10 cupro-nickel coil, the materials don’t match up in terms of heat transfer to copper tubes/aluminum fins. If you have a 4 row chilled water coil with copper tubes/aluminum fins, and you want to change to stainless steel, you will need an 8 row coil to meet that same performance.
So when should you bump up construction materials? The most common is with high pressure applications. Anything above 200 psig and you absolutely need to change construction materials from copper tube/aluminum fin. The other instances are when you’re dealing with high temperatures or corrosive atmospheres.
Capital Coil & Air manufactures and designs a wide assortment of heavy-duty industrial coils to withstand the environment of industrial applications. Standard and custom designs are available for new and retrofit installations. Our industrial coils are manufactured from quality materials that are heavier grades and thicknesses. This ensures dependable performance and longevity, even in the most demanding conditions. While most manufacturers throw out astronomical prices or lead times that can better be explained as “months” rather than weeks, Capital Coil offer most jobs done in 3-4 weeks for cupro-nickel and 4-5 weeks for stainless steel.
Whether it’s for boiler air preheating, pulp and paper drying process, lumber drying process, textile drying process, chemical heating process, Capital Coil & Air provides high quality industrial coils designed for easy maintenance and low operating costs. With capabilities to build fluid coils for water, glycol, oil, and other liquids as well as refrigerant coils and steam coils for high pressures, we can easily meet all of your industrial coil requirements!