Engineered Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer

Heat transfer enhancement is an important factor in obtaining energy efficiency improvements in exchanger applications. Current energy demands and the desire to increase efficiencies of systems have prompted the development of enhanced heat transfer surfaces. Utilization of enhanced heat transfer tubes is an effective method in the development of high performance thermal systems.

A new type of enhanced three dimensional heat transfer tube has been created by Vipertex®. This is accomplished through multi-level enhancement that makes the use of a primary surface enhancement and a secondary background pattern. Vipertex® enhanced surfaces have been designed and produced using material surface modifications that optimize flow patterns and increase surface area, resulting in enhanced performance. More homogeneous properties are present since Vipertex® tubes are annealed after the surface pattern is imparted. Enhanced heat transfer tubes are produced under the ASTM A1098 standard, resulting in a cost effective, enhanced heat transfer tube.

Vipertex® enhanced surfaces and tubes offer the following benefits and features:

About Us

Vipertex® is the heat transfer division of Rigidized® Metals Corporation – a company backed by more than 75 years of experience in deep-textured metals, renowned dependability, and unsurpassed customer service. Since 1940, Rigidized® Metals Corporation has led the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals used in architectural, industrial and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals products are known for their attractive, economical and functional appeal. The Rigidized® Metals deep-texturing process adds strength, impact resistance and the ability to hide scratches. It also allows for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.

Rigidized® Metals' deep-textured metals are available in a wide palette of textures giving the kind of rich surface variation few materials can provide.

Current Vipertex® standards:

  • Vipertex® Austenitic steel tubes can be produced using the ASTM A1098 standard. Standards for tubes produced from other alloys are currently being developed.
  • ASME Code Case 2877 provides the details for heat exchangers designs that use Vipertex® Austenitic tubes.

For more information on Vipertex® products, including enhanced heat transfer tubes, fins, heat sinks, and solar surfaces, contact us or call 877-360-9716.

Rigidized® Metals Corporation is an organization that is ISO 9001:2008 Certified. We have implemented the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System into every aspect of our operations.