Briefs: AHR Exposition Award

This year the winner of AHR Exposition Award was Delphi Corp.'s innovative micro channel evaporator, capable of performing both cooling and heating functions for residential or commercial settings. It is highly efficient as it uses a compact design and joins 3 key components: the flat micro channel tube, fins and two refrigerant manifolds, together in a single coil. The optimized coil design provides a high rate of heat transfer while maintaining a low side pressure drop. The micro-channel evaporator can operate efficiently in both condensing (heating) and evaporating (cooling) modes, is in aluminium and 40% lighter than a competitive product while maintaining a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). It reduces the amount of refrigerant required in the system and is 100% recyclable.