Air Conditioning Round Aluminuml Foot Heat Exchanger Finned Tube
1'' X 0.065'' X 20FT
L-Foot Tension Wound Finned Tubes also known as Wrap-On Finned
Tubes, are used in applications where temperatures do not exceed
about 300 degrees Fahrenheit in other words for low-temperature
application where some degree of tube wall protection is required.
L-Foot tension wound finned tubes consist of thin aluminium fin
strip tightly wound helically around the tube circumference. A
“foot” is first formed on one side of the fin strip (hence the name
L-Foot). The strip is then wound tightly around the tube, with the
foot bearing on the tube outer surface. The short horizontal limb
of each L is in contact with the base-tube surface to cover it
completely. Tension in the fin strip as it is wrapped around the
tube serves to seat the fin foot forcefully on the tube, and to
hold the fin firmly in place. L-footed finned tubing offers maximum
heat transfer at lower temperatures. The unique L-shaped design
holds fins rigidly to withstand heat cycling and high velocity air
vibration. This fin offers a certain degree of atmospheric
protection of the tube wall against corrosion. The broad contact
surface between the tube and the finning enhances heat transfer.
This fin design is highly efficient yet cost effective.
The ends of the fins are stapled to prohibit the aluminium fin from
unravelling, and loosing the contact between the fin foot and the
tube. This contact is critical to the operation of the air cooler,
since the heat is transferred from the tube wall, through the fin,
to the surrounding ambient air.
Suitable for low-temperature application
The finning type is the most cost effective method compared to the
The failed fins can be easily removed during production and bare
tube can be used again for finning.
There is no need for make a helical grove over the core tube.
It is possible to place the fins on a very thin-walled tube with is
particularly desirable when using expensive alloys as core tube.
The tube can withstand a temperature of up to 130°C without the
risk of atmospheric corrosion or thermal stress.
The fin is not so strong to resist mechanical damage when external
forces applied on fin area
Handling shall be done with care to avoid any damage.
Finned tubes may be damaged while using either steam or
high-pressure water for cleaning
As the fins are helically wrapped in grooves, un-finned area is not
covered which can be exposed to corrosive media and galvanic
corrosion at the base of the fins can be accrued
Tube shall be straight with smooth out side area to make a good
Fins should be fixed at both ends avoiding un-wrapping
‘G’ Fin ( Also Called “Embedded Fin” Or “Edge Grooved Fin”)
The Fin Strip Is Wound Into A Machined Groove And Securely Locked
Into Place By Back Filling With Base Tube Material Under Pressure.
This Ensures That Maximum Heat Transfer Is Maintained At High Tube
Metal Temperatures. Maximum Operating Temperatures For This Fin
Type Is 450°C.
‘L’ Fin ( Also Called “Shoulder Tension Fins”, “Wrap On Fins”)
The Strip Material Is Subjected To Controlled Deformation Under
Tension Giving The Optimum Contact Pressure At The Foot Of The Fin
Onto The Base Tube Thus Maximizing The Heat Transfer Properties.
The Foot Of The Fin Considerably Enhances The Corrosion Protection
Of The Base Tube. Maximum Operating Temperature For This Fin Type
‘KL’ Fin (also Called Knurled “L” Fin )
Manufactured Exactly As The ‘ L’ Fin Except That The Base Tube Is
Knurled Before Application Of The Fin Foot. After Application The
Fin Foot Is Knurled Into The Corresponding Knurling On The Base
Tube Thereby Enhancing The Bond Between The Fin And Tube Resulting
In Improved Heat Transfer Characteristics. Maximum Operating
Temperature For This Fin Type Is 260°C.
Extruded Fin ( Bimetallic Fin )
The Main Tube (mother Tube) Is Covered With An Aluminum Muff And
The Fins Are Formed Using The Forming Force . This Results Into
Very Good Mechanical Bonding Of The Aluminum Muff With The Mother
Tube To Have A Very Good Heat Transfer Properties. The Fins Cover
The Whole Tube & Have A Very Good Anti-Corrosive Properties.
Maximum Operating Temperature For This Type Of Fin Is 350°C.
|Fin Material||Core Tube Material||Tube Diameter||Tube Wall Thickness||Tube Overall Length||Fin Heights||Fin Pitches||Fin Strip Thickness|
|Aluminium/Copper||Carbon Steel/Carbon Alloy Steel/Stainless Steel/Nickel
Alloys/Copper/Copper Alloys/Titanium||3/4" [19.05mm] to 2" [50.8mm]||>0.042" [1.067mm] depending on tube material and outside
diameter||1000mm to 20000mm||1/2" [12.7mm] and 5/8" [15.875mm]||8 to 11 fins per inch||0.016" [0.4mm]|
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