Vipertex® Applications - Emerging Technologies

Vipertex® enhanced surfaces, either in a tube or flat rolled configuration, are rolled into coils of metal, promoting repeatability, volume production and cost efficiency. Vipertex® makes it possible to incorporate enhanced surfaces into heat exchanger designs with greater flexibility and scalability, helping you optimize a solution for your project.

The rate of change has accelerated in the fields of energy, transportation and computer technology. As we endeavor to harness power from new sources or operate equipment more efficiently, managing heat in the most effecient way possible becomes more and more important. Fortunately, Rigidized® Metals, a leader in surface engineering, has responded to this call with Vipertex® enhanced surfaces. Engineers in emerging technolgy fields will find merit in becoming familiar with the benefits of Vipertex® to improve the efficiency of processes from cooling batteries and computer servers to obtaining geothermal energy more productively.

Many processes can benefit greatly from the use of Vipertex® enhanced surfaces. In some applications, heat transfer is enhanced fivefold compared to smooth tubing. Vipertex® affords the opportunity to build a higher capacity unit. Another way to consider this is that a unit of given capacity will be smaller if constructed using Vipertex® materials. Building a smaller unit in the first place can be economically compelling in terms of reduced materials, reduced real estate required, and less project complexity.

Potential benefits of Vipertex® in emerging technologies applications include:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Bottleneck resolution
  • Higher capacity operations
  • Smaller, less expensive heat exchanger installations
  • Demonstrated anti-foulding properties
  • Readily enhanced stainless steel and titanium for corrosive applications

To begin the conversation with the Vipertex® team to optimize a solution for your application, click here.