Shell-and-tube heat exchangers using the new tubes are as efficient as predecessor units but reduce material procurement CO2e emissions by 50%.
According to Wieland Group’s 2020/21 Sustainability Report, the company has also achieved a product recycling rate of 74% and boosted management diversity.
With the acquisition, copper and brass specialist Wieland is seeking to expand its customer base in North America.
The updated HXSim design and simulation tool can address small-diameter copper tubes in heat exchangers.
Demand for copper piping capable of withstanding the high pressures of CO2 is increasing in Europe and the United States, Ronnie Nilsson of Mueller Industries told R744.com at Chillventa 2016.
At the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2015, Wieland Industrial Tubes will be participating for the first time as a Silver Sponsor, debuting its K65 high-pressure tube system for CO2 refrigeration systems. The K65 system is the only complete solution certified by TÜV based on a copper alloy.