Seminar on "MicroGroove Technology for Commercial Systems"

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: New Product & Technology Theater B
Dallas Convention Center, AHR Expo 2013
  • Meet the presenters before or after the seminars at their booths.
  • Join us for one or more of these presentations Tuesday afternoon.
  • Download select presentations here afterwards.

The Copper Alliance has organized a series of technical presentations from innovative industry experts who are active in the development of new applications for copper tubes.

A tentative agenda and schedule is given below. For more information, see also the MicroGroove press release from October 31, 2012.

Of special note is the presentation by Matt Holland from Super Radiator Coils, a company now offering heat exchanger coils made from 5-mm copper tubing.

Charles Stout and Christopher Mueller of Mueller Industries will review the limitations of piping systems for containing and conveying refrigerants and show how copper performs in these high pressure applications.

Newell Franks, Chairman and CEO of Burr Oak Tool Inc., will describe equipment for making coils with smaller diameter tubes.

Ed Rottmann from Luvata will discuss new copper alloys for use with various refrigerants.

Finally, Steffen Rieger from Wieland-Werke will describe how to optimize copper tubes for ACR applications.


2:00 to 2:20 pm
The MicroGroove Advantage
John Hipchen from the Copper Alliance, Booth #5524
Download ICA PPT - PDF

2:20 to 2:40 pm
Copper Tubing in R410A and CO2 Applications
Dr. Charles Stout, PE and Chris Mueller from Mueller Industries, Inc., Booth #2545
Download Mueller PPT - PDF

2:40 to 3:00 pm
High Efficiency MicroGroove Coils for Commercial and
Industrial Applications Matt Holland from Super Radiator Coils, Booth #1737
Download SRC PPT - PDF

3:00 to 3:20 pm
A New Era of Coil Manufacturing
Newell Franks from Burr Oak Tool Inc., Booth #2957
Download Burr Oak PPT - PDF

3:20 to 3:40 pm
New Copper Alloys for the ACR Industry
Ed Rottmann from Luvata, Booth #1545
Download Luvata PPT - PDF

3:40 to 4:00 pm
Optimization of Copper Tubes for ACR Tube Applications
Steffen Rieger from Wieland-Werke AG, Booth #4156
Download Wieland PDF

Tube suppliers, equipment manufacturers and coil designers are listed in AHR Expo Directory. A Directory of Tube Suppliers with contact information is also available at