Stress Corrosion Cracking Tag

Corrosion in Tube

There are many reasons why hot water coils in your system can under-perform. Some reasons are from the time of the design, and many other instances can also occur after the coils have been installed. Here are 10 common reasons why hot water heating coils can fail:   Air stratification issues - The air flow across the surface of the coil is not being evenly...

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Replacement Coils

Coil replacement has been a part of the HVAC aftermarket for as long as finned tube coils have been used to create heat transfer. The coils installed in the 50’s and 60’s were heavier duty than today’s coils and were almost always spiral fin type with a tension wound fin onto copper tubes.  The plate fin didn’t become prevalent until the mid-60’s. By the end...

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pressure burst

There are numerous reasons why water and steam coils can have major freeze events.   The damage is often extensive enough to require a coil replacement. The following reviews some of the major freeze event causes.   Coils not drained properly when winterized – This problem may be out of your control. Many chilled water coil circuits and placement of drains makes it impossible to fully drain...

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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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