What Are Finbraze® Finned Tubes?
Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers are another term used when referring to applied fin tubings. Simply put, it’s a tube, a different material that allows the fin to be placed or used. The fin can be of any size but is generally a thin metal. Furthermore, it will then make an annular fin in the form of a coil around the tube. In turn, it enhances the surface for more optimized cooling efficiency.
Through tension winding, soldering, brazing, or welding, a solid mechanical link is formed between the tubes. You can combine two contrasting materials to benefit from both. However, comparable metals are utilized in more prevalent applications. However, it is dependent on the application and uses.
Remember that each of the materials used has its own advantages and considerations. But it largely depends on end use and its overall effect on performance and efficiency. An aluminum fin and a stainless steel tube can help improve and maximize cooling efficiency in the cooling industry.
On the other hand, copper fins provide excellent heat transfer. However, it’s more susceptible to corrosion. Stainless steel offers much lower heat transfer. At the same time, it’s not vulnerable to corrosion, unlike copper. Overall, using applied fin tubing offers excellent advantages if used correctly.
Advantages of an applied fin tubing
- You may use different materials to improve its cooling efficiency.
- The fin material can be the same or different from the tube material.
- It provides a more balanced thermal conductance on the two sides of the heat exchanger, allowing for a heat exchanger of the smallest possible size.
- The finned tube provides high thermal efficiency in a small space.
- The finned-tube heat exchanger has a large surface area in a small volume, which results in quick heat transfer.
- You may use an applied fin tubing for various applications in different industries.
Finbraze® Finned Tubing Applications
Applied finned tubing has a wide range of applications in various industries due to its unique design. In fact, major industries use it all the time to improve their daily operations, primarily in the Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Petro-Chemical, Cryogenic, and Energy sectors.
The FINBRAZE® finned tubes are widely used in aircraft, missiles, and satellites. They play a vital role in engine cooling and fuel system components.
FINBRAZE® finned tubes are commonly used in cars, trucks, and buses. They can be found in engine cooling, transmission, and brakes.
In the medical industry, FINBRAZE® finned tubes in various hospital equipment. Some examples include x-ray machines, CAT scanners, and MRI machines.
In the electrical industry, the FINBRAZE® finned tubes are used to cool transformers and generators.
The FINBRAZE® finned tubes are used in the petrochemical industry in various ways. Most of the time, they are used as heat exchangers, condensers, and evaporators.
FINBRAZE® finned tubes are also used in the cryogenic industry. They are commonly used as heat exchangers in LNG plants.
The FINBRAZE® finned tubes are used primarily in cooling reactors and vessels in the chemical industry.
In general, finned tubes are used in a variety of industries. However, the ones mentioned above are where you can find FINBRAZE® finned tubes most of the time.
Finbraze® Finned Tubing Specifications
The FINBRAZE® finned tubes outside diameter are ¼” to 3″ in diameter. But you can check the MiniFin section for smaller sizes. Additionally, see the Quick Reference Guide for specific measures for the outside diameter, number of fins per inch, and fin height.
Its tubing length is up to 20′ standard, with a 40′ flip available, and it can withstand a 950° continuous 1150°F Intermittent (Finbraze®) temperature.
FINBRAZE® finned tube materials are as follows: (you may call for specialties)
- Similar or Dissimilar combinations
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Copper Nickel
- “U” bends
- Various Shapes
FINBRAZE® finned tubes are made with Atmospheric Brazing Furnace, multiple convertible lathes, and Stick, MIG, and TIG welders.
Get Your Finned Tubes From Fin Tube Products, Inc.
With the incredible features and benefits of finned tubings, especially the FINBRAZE® finned tubes, major industries can use them in different applications. These are components that enhance the efficiency of your equipment. Furthermore, these are available in various materials to suit your industry needs.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help choosing the right finned tubes for your industry or request a quote today!