Nov. 26, 2007 – The air conditioning industry faces a constant challenge to provide higher effi ciency levels and greater equipment reliability. This challenge is even more difficult to meet when the goal is simultaneously to maintain equipment size and limit potential cost impact.
Previous engineering solutions designed to satisfy these requirements have typically included such changes as improving individual components (e.g. higher effi ciency compressors) or increasing the overall heat transfer surface area (e.g. a larger coil) to boost thermal performance. However, each of these enhancements tends to increase equipment size, cost, or both.
An alternative solution for air conditioning applications is microchannel heat exchanger (MCHX) technology for condenser coil design.