Modern vehicles have up to ten different heat exchangers, sometimes even more. In recent years, the number of heat exchangers per vehicle has increased, in line with the advancement of engines and higher demands in relation to the environment and passenger comfort. Among other products, there are heat exchangers for engine cooling, transmission and engine oil cooling, charge air coolers, air conditioning systems and in certain cases for coolers for batteries. About 90% of HE Tubing’s sales are to customers in the automotive industry.
The HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration) industry is a rather new market for complete aluminium heat exchangers. Searching for solutions to increase performance, energy efficiency and recyclability while simultaneously reducing cost, substituting copper round tubing with extruded aluminium micro port or round tubing.
The use of aluminium extruded micro port profile is the number one solution to increase performance, energy efficiency and the possibility to reduce installation space. The transition from copper into aluminium is not only from a technical point of view a big advantage, substituting copper round tubing with aluminium extruded micro port extrusions is creating also large cost savings due to the huge difference between the historically high priced copper versus aluminium.
Additional benefits are a better corrosion resistance performance and the reduction in weight. HE Tubing is offering their customers the necessary skillful knowledge for making this transition succesful.