Author: usacoil

Condenser Coil

Although there are a myriad of reasons why A/C and refrigeration systems have problems, many of them can be traced back to the “condenser coil”. An inefficient coil can cause reduced space temperatures and adverse system pressures that often lead to major component problems, including compressor failures.   The title of this article comes from one of our oldest and best representatives, Marty Sternberg. Marty personally evaluates...

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Indoor Central Station Air Handlers

  For years, owners have looked at dilapidated, rusted out air handling units in their mechanical rooms and thought, “If I could only get rid of this old unit and replace it with a newer, more sophisticated design.” This is possible, provided you stop listening to the usual pitch by those who tell you to rehabilitate the old unit. After rehabilitation, you are still left with...

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Indoor Central Station Air Handlers

Large indoor and outdoor central station air handlers eventually wear out and require either a complete refurbishment or replacement. They are usually located in ceilings, tight utility rooms, or mechanical rooms without access. Even the units that are on the roof or in a penthouse can require difficult, costly procedures to make replacement possible.                          ...

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Plugged Coil

  Replacing heat exchanger coils was adapted ever since the beginning of the HVAC and processing/cooling era. It’s now close to 90 years since the first finned tube heat exchangers appeared on the market in the early 1900’s. The coil has undergone drastic changes over the years, from the spiral wound type to the plate fin coils that currently dominate the market. Throughout each decade, the...

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Hot Water Coils

If you’re in the HVAC industry, then you’ve been involved in projects and installations that have duct mounted booster heating coils. How did the term “booster” originate? Most heating coil applications have a main heating coil that takes air from the lowest entering air temperature to an intermediate air temperature. Each individual space has its own heat load, and the duct mounted booster coil is...

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Hot Water Coil

Most heating coils are either a preheat or reheat coil mounted in a unit. Also, reheat coils can be mounted downstream of a unit in a supply duct. This article will address hot water and steam heating coils. There are numerous reasons why a heating coil may not perform to its expected capacity. The following are the major ones.   Improper Coil Selection   Heating coils can be selected...

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Many heating and cooling coils are installed in air handling units with very limited access to the unit. This often occurs because the original designer didn’t give much thought to possible future replacement of the coils and fans.  We have all seen ductwork, electric lines, water lines, boilers, chillers, pumps and other air handlers where it’s impossible to install a new coil. The pull length...

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Corroded-tube-bundle - blog

USA Coil & Air manufactures shell and tube heat exchangers and replacement tube bundles for existing equipment. Most of our applications are water to water type or steam to water type of heat exchange. Tube materials are normally copper, carbon steel, admiralty brass, 90/10 cupro-nickel, 304L or 316L stainless steel. Tube sheets can be made of the same materials. We can cross reference many of...

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corrosion in tube

Replacing heat exchanger coils has been taking place since the beginning of the HVAC and processing and cooling era.  It’s now close to 90 years since the first finned tube heat exchangers appeared on the market in the early 1900’s. The coil has undergone drastic changes over the years - from spiral wound type through the plate fin coils that currently dominate the market. Throughout...

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Booster-820x450

If you’re in the HVAC industry, then you’ve been involved in projects and installations that have duct mounted booster heating coils.  How did the term “booster” originate?  Most heating coil applications have a main heating coil that takes air from the lowest entering air temperature to an intermediate air temperature.  Each individual space has its own heat load, and the duct mounted booster coil is...

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