All the math you ever needed to know you learned between kindergarten and 8th grade. But you probably forgot some of it! Radiator Service Co.'s David Bienvenu explains everyday product calculations and formulas that will reduce project time, increase efficiency, and help insure accuracy.
Core Materials & Design
Independent consulting engineer Mark Meller addresses the different types of metals and designs used in heat exchange and why. Materials covered include: copper, brass, aluminum, and steel. He explains fin and tube configurations and their applications as inline and staggered tube arrangements, staggered tube arrangements, bumped fins, louvered fins, lanced offset fins, serpentine fins and plat fins. The session also covers tube size and its impact on performance.
Practical Metal Forming & Fabrication Fundamentals
The presentation covers plate material selection (soft, hard, pickled, black, galvanized, SS 304 vs 316, gauges). It also breaks down bending for radiator tanks, side anchors and shrouds. Bending information will include selection of tool, blank length calculations, tolerance variations, radius selection, manual brake set-up, bending sequences as well considerations for single part, multi-part planning and duplication of parts.
Airetool Tube Service – Products & Applications
This presentation demonstrates when and where the tools of the trade are used in the Tube Installation, Tube Removal, and Tube Cleaning Processes found in the fabrication and maintenance of shell & tube exchangers.
Corrosion in Marine Environment & Cooling Systems
Corrosion is the deterioration of a substance (usually metal) or its properties because of a reaction with its environment. This presentation covers examples of: marine corrosion, cooling system corrosion, and seven methods of corrosion control.
4 Rules of Heat Transfer
Do you know the principles of heat transfer? This presentation breaks down the basics of how and why heat exchangers work.