RAE Corporation (Pryor, OK) announces the availability of turbulators for water/glycol coils in HVAC systems. The turbulators are designed to improve heat transfer and therefore efficiency of HVAC systems utilizing glycol solutions to protect coils from freezing in cold environments. Additionally, turbulators are also used to increase heat transfer in water-only systems to cope with the rising cost of energy.
When HVAC systems operate in cold environments, the risk of equipment failure or damage is high. If there is a potential for air below 32°F to enter the unit, it is essential to lower the freezing point of fluids inside the tube by adding glycol. Unfortunately, the addition of glycol can increase the viscosity and create a stationary or slow moving boundary layer near the pipe wall. Without continuous flow and blending of the fluid, the heat transfer and efficiency of the unit is greatly reduced.
RAE Coils’ turbulators, available as an option in the company’s water and glycol coils for energy recovery and outside air applications, solve this issue by breaking up or reducing the thickness of the boundary wall, allowing a more turbulent flow of fluids. Additionally, RAE Coils with turbulators are leak-tested underwater to ensure optimum performance.
Learn more at http://www.rae-corp.com.