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Burr OAK and Luvata plan joint presentations on evolution of coil and tube at AHR Expo 2016

Luvata inner grooved tube

(21 January 2016) Brian McConnell, President of Burr OAK Tool will be giving joint presentations with Ed Rottmann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Tube Development with Luvata Tubes division at the AHR Expo 2016 being held in Orlando, Florida January 25th – 27th.  The joint presentations will focus on the current and future trends of heat exchange coil designs and the inherent manufacturing challenges introduced in delivering these new and innovative solutions to the market.

The HVACR Industry is looking to smaller diameter tubes that can withstand the higher pressures required by the new generation of environmentally friendlier coolants such as  COand the challenges of applying HFO blends and hydrocarbons.  Included in the environmentally friendly refrigerants are hydrocarbons (HCs).  They are highly flammable with the right air-fuel ratio.  Therefore it is even more important that the industry take extra precautions to prevent refrigeration system leaks.  Current regulations limit the amount of HCs in refrigeration systems. 

Smaller diameter tube coils reduce the internal volume, using less refrigerant in the system. However traditional mechanical expansion methodologies have limited the use of inner tube enhancements that could prove even more efficient with the growing trend toward smaller diameter tube.

Burr OAK and Luvata will explore new manufacturing technologies that will enable higher efficiency with smaller diameter, inner grooved tube in heat exchange coil designs. The presentations are part of Burr OAK’s seminar series held in Burr OAK’s booth #3831 on each day of the show at various times. Space is limited so register today.


Monday, January 25 at 5:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26 at 3:00 PM

Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00 AM




For more information, please contact:

Jason Halling
Manager of Business Development & Marketing
Burr OAK Tool
Tel: +1 269 651 9393 ext. 280
Email:  jhalling@burrOAK.com


Susan Porter
Communications Director
Tel:  +1 740 368 7750
Email:  susan.porter@luvata.com


About Burr OAK

For over 70 years Burr OAK Tool Inc. has delivered machines, tools and expertise to the world's heat exchange manufacturers and tube processing industries. Plumbing, appliance, automotive and tube component producers use OAK tube processing machinery and tooling. Burr OAK Tool Inc. designs and produces high quality fin dies, fin lines, tube expanders, tube cutoff machines, tube bending equipment and coil forming units for companies in more than 75 countries.


About Luvata

Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,300 staff in 18 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN and Carrier. Luvata is owned by Nordic Capital funds V and VI.

World's largest HVACR marketplace

Luvata will be exhibiting  in booth #4442.

  AHR 2016

Luvata CO2 tube solutions

  • UNILLOY® - high strength tube to meet challenges of next generation refrigerants
  • Herringbone Crosshatch™ (2V-XH™) - high performance tube
  • UNILITE® - tube specifically designed to address raw material cost

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