HXSim 3.3 can be used to simulate the performance of various types of heat exchanger blocks. It can calculate heat exchanger capacity, air-side pressure-drop, and refrigerant-side pressure-drop. The outer diameter of MicroGroove tubes and tube wall thickness as well as the inside-the-tube enhancements can also be varied.
Users can design sophisticated heat-exchanger blocks and simulate their performance. The graphical user interface (GUI) makes it easy to enter data and observe simulation results. The three main “Types” of heat exchanger blocks are the I-Type, L-Type and C-Type, corresponding to the shapes of the letters I, L and C, respectively. Users can vary the refrigerant, the tube size, fin design and tube circuitry as well as many other parameters. Row spacing and the column numbers can be input for the tube locations, the fin type selected, and data can be entered on the joints.
MicroGroove tubes are smaller-diameter copper tubes that can be used to create heat exchanger coils suitable for use in commercial and residential air conditioning and refrigeration products. They can handle pressures up to 120Bar (1740 psi) in CO2 (R744) gas coolers.
Interested users can download and run the software. Upon registering with their name and email address, a free activation code will subsequently be emailed to them, courtesy of the International Copper Association. The software can be downloaded from the Microgroove website here. www.microgroove.net/HXSim