Fluorotherm introduces Thermally Conductive H2 PFA and FEP Fluoropolymer Tubing

02 Oct 2008 • by Natalie Aster

Fluorotherm introduces Thermally Conductive H2 PFA and FEP fluoropolymer tubing to significantly enhance the heat transfer rate for cooling and heating applications. This tubing is incorporated in Fluorotherm heat exchangers that are used in a broad range of industries such as steel, metal finishing, galvanizing plants and chemical processing applications. The tubing composition has been optimized to provide the best combination of thermal conductivity and strength while retaining the basic non-stick property of fluoropolymers. Optimization relates to the nature of the fillers, purity, shape factors, and loading, among others. Fluorotherm H2 tubing has been proven and characterized by field tests. The thermal conductivity, based on field testing data, ranges from about 2 to 2.5 times that of natural plastic.

Our H2 heat exchangers are lower profile and require significantly less space than other plastic heat exchangers for a given heat load. For example, sulfuric acid recovery and recycling in galvanizing operations requires half the amount of H2 surface area compared to PVDF or polypropylene heat exchangers. In addition, Fluorotherm heat exchangers are relatively easily cleaned by virtue of the geometry of the Fluorotherm heat exchangers and the inhererently non-stick property of H2 tubing.

Source: Fluorotherm Polymers Inc