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Copper Helps Shanghai Bus Users Breathe Easy

New York, NY (July 4, 2012) — For Shanghai residents, public buses are the primary method of transportation.  The urban population spends around 8 percent of each day travelling by bus, which equates to around one-and-a-half hours daily.  To protect the health of these passengers, copper fin air conditioners have been deployed on the buses to rapidly and completely kill bacteria, viruses and fungi that can thrive on non-copper fins and circulate around the system.

Major Manufacturers Choose MicroGroove Copper for ACR Products, Says International Copper Association

OEMs Realize the Benefits of Efficient Heat Transfer through Smaller Diameter, Inner Grooved Copper Tubes in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Products

Beijing, China (April 11, 2012) —According to the International Copper Association, the improved performance of new products from Haier, Gree, Midea, HiSense, Kelon, Chigo and other major air conditioner manufacturers is explained in part by the use of smaller diameter copper tubes in the evaporator and condenser coils of their products.

MicroGroove Copper Preferred over MicroChannel Aluminum in ACR Applications, Says International Copper Association

Advantages Include Familiar Manufacturing Methods, Superior Performance and Durability

New York, NY (April 18, 2012) — The International Copper Association today announced the advantages of MicroGroove technology compared to microchannel aluminum in air conditioning and refrigeration applications.

Smaller-Diameter Copper Tubes Contribute to Climate of Innovation, Says International Copper Association from AHR Expo in Chicago

Chicago, IL (January 20, 2012) — According to the International Copper Association, the use of smaller diameter copper tubes in coil design is contributing to a climate of innovation. The ICA is highlighting the use of smaller diameter, inner-grooved round copper tubes in air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) applications this year at the AHR Expo being held at the McCormick Place from January 23-25 in Chicago.

System-Wide Copper Tube Weight Is Less Thanks to Smaller Diameter Copper Tubes in New Coil Designs, Says International Copper Association

New York, NY (December 5, 2011) — The International Copper Association has recently cooperated with several major OEMs in projects to replace evaporator and condenser coils in existing residential air conditioning with optimized coil designs that use smaller diameter, inner-grooved MicroGroove tubes.

Smaller-Diameter Copper Tubing Is Well Suited for Propane and Carbon Dioxide Refrigerants, Says International Copper Association

New York, NY (November 22, 2011) — The International Copper Association today announced that copper tubes are well suited for use with natural refrigerants such as propane (R290) and carbon dioxide (R744).  According the ICA, the advantages of copper tubes, and especially small diameter copper tubes, in these applications are multifold. These advantages include high thermal conductivity, high burst strength and low tube volume.

R744 Goes Mainstream

Chigo Split Evaporator Benefits from Smaller-Diameter Round Copper Tubes, Says International Copper Association

New York, NY (November 15, 2011) — The International Copper Association today announced that the air conditioner manufacturing giant Chigo has reduced the tube weight in one of its air conditioning systems by 30 percent.

This weight reduction was achieved simply by switching to smaller diameter copper tubes in the evaporator and condenser coils of the system. The tube diameter was reduced from 9.52 mm to 5 mm in the condenser and from 7 mm to 5 mm in the evaporator.

MicroGroove Technology on Exhibit at the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic (21 August 2011) — The International Copper Association today announced that MicroGroove technology will be on exhibit at the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Prague, Czech Republic. The MicroGroove exhibit will run for five days from August 21-26 at the Prague Congress Centre, i.e., the venue for the Congress. 

Simulation-Based Design Method Proves Effective for Coil Design Using MicroGroove Technology, Says International Copper Association

New York, NY (August 12, 2011) — The International Copper Association today announced joint research with Shanghai Jiao Tong University on the optimization of coil designs made with smaller diameter copper tubes.  Simulation-based design methods were applied to minimizing total system costs of a unit with a nominal cooling capacity of 3450 watts. Costs were reduced by 17 percent compared to systems made with larger diameter tubes.

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