Classifications of aluminum foil for air conditioning

At present, air conditioning is gradually developing towards the direction of miniaturization, high efficiency and long life. The heat exchanger of air conditioning is also developing towards ultra-thin and high strength. In the 1980s, the thickness of heat exchanger was 0.15-0.2 ram, whereas today’s thickness is only between 0.09 and 0.15 mm. In order to improve the life of air conditioning, reduce power consumption, improve ventilation quality and improve refrigeration effect, a variety of functional hot plates have been produced. Aluminum foil for air conditioning can be divided into 7 categories according to its processing technology and performance characteristics.

1. Non-coated aluminium foil

Non-coated aluminium foil refers to the aluminium foil which has been rolled and annealed and whose surface has not been treated in any form.

2. Coated aluminium foil

Coated aluminium foil is the surface reprocessing of uncoated aluminium foil to make it have some special functions.

3. Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Foil

The surface of corrosion-resistant aluminium foil product has a certain corrosion-resistant protective layer. The air-conditioning heat exchanger sheet made of this product can be used in harsh areas, and can significantly improve the service life of air-conditioning. At the same time, due to the improvement of corrosion resistance of heat exchanger, the formation of corrosive powder on the surface is greatly reduced, thus improving the ventilation quality and purifying the air in the air conditioning room.

4. Hydrophilic Aluminum Foil

The surface of hydrophilic aluminum foil has strong hydrophilicity. The hydrophilicity is determined by the angle formed when water is adhering to the surface of aluminium foil. The smaller the angle a, the better the hydrophilicity, and vice versa, the worse the hydrophilicity. Generally speaking, angle a is less than 35. It belongs to hydrophilic property. Hydrophilic aluminium foil is commonly used in air conditioning condensers. Its main function is to make the moisture in hot air condensate into droplets on the heat exchanger sheet, which is easy to spread out and flow downward along the sheet. In this way, the effect of ventilation of heat exchanger is avoided because of the “bridging” of water droplets between heat exchangers, so as to improve the heat exchange rate of air conditioning and save electricity under the condition of the same refrigeration capacity. At present, the general hydrophilic aluminum foil on the market not only has good hydrophilicity on the surface, but also has high corrosion resistance, which makes the performance of air conditioning more optimized.

5. Hydrophobic Aluminum Foil

Hydrophobic aluminium foil is also called water repellent aluminium foil. Its surface properties are just the opposite to those of hydrophilic aluminium foil. That is to say, when condensate condenses to the surface of the aluminum foil, the contact angle between the condensate and the aluminum foil is larger, generally at 75. Above. The bigger the angle, the better the water repellency. The ultimate purpose of using hydrophobic aluminium foil is the same as hydrophilic aluminium foil, that is, to keep condensate between heat exchangers. The difference is that hydrophobic aluminium foil can remove the condensate between heat exchangers by increasing the contact angle between condensate and heat exchanger to form water droplets which are easy to slip.

6. Self-lubricating aluminium foil

In the process of manufacturing air-conditioning heat exchanger, lubricant should be added on its surface first, then punched and flanged, and then washed off with trichloroethylene. Because trichloroethylene is harmful to human body, in order to reduce this process, self-lubricating aluminium foil is produced accordingly. Self-lubricating aluminium foil, as its name implies, does not need to be lubricated separately in its punching process. The lubrication of self-lubricating aluminium foil during punching is assumed by the pre-treated film on the surface of aluminium foil. Since no special lubricant is required, subsequent cleaning and drying processes of trichloroethylene are omitted.

7. Anti-mildew Aluminum Foil

Anti-mildew aluminium foil is mainly used in the air-conditioning part of the indoor machine. Its main function is to prevent the surface of heat exchanger from mildewing due to its long use or placement time, thus significantly improving the air quality of air-conditioning, preventing abnormal odor and effectively improving the indoor environment of air-conditioning.

The classification of aluminum foil for air conditioning

Aluminum foil for air conditioning can be divided into the following categories according to its processing technology and performance characteristics.

1, uncoated aluminum foil

Non coated aluminum foil refers to the aluminum foil which has not been treated in any form after rolling and annealing.

2. Coated aluminum foil

Coated aluminum foil is the surface treatment of non coated aluminum foil, so that it has a special function.

3, corrosion resistant aluminum foil

Corrosion-resistant aluminum foil products have a certain corrosion-resistant protective layer on the surface. The air-conditioning heat exchanger made of this product can be used in worse areas, and can significantly improve the service life of air conditioning. At the same time, the corrosion resistance of heat exchanger is improved, which greatly reduces the formation of corrosion powder on the surface, thus improving the ventilation quality and purifying the air in the air conditioning room.

4, hydrophilic aluminum foil

The hydrophilic aluminum foil has strong hydrophilicity on the surface. The quality of hydrophilicity is determined by the size of the angle formed after the water adheres to the surface of the aluminum foil.

The hydrophilic aluminum foil is usually used on the condenser of the air conditioner. Its main function is to make the moisture in hot air condense into droplets on the heat exchanger and spread out easily and flow down the sheet. In this way, the ventilation effect of the heat exchanger can be avoided because of the water droplets “bridging” between the heat exchangers, and the heat exchange rate of the air conditioner can be improved, and the electric energy can be saved under the same refrigeration capacity. At present, the hydrophilic aluminum foil on the market has not only good hydrophilic surface, but also high corrosion resistance, so as to optimize the performance of air conditioning.

5. Hydrophobic aluminum foil

Hydrophobic aluminum foil, also called water repellent aluminum foil, has the opposite properties of hydrophilic aluminum foil. That is, when condensation water condenses to the surface of aluminum foil, the contact angle with aluminum foil is large, generally 75. Above. The greater the angle, the better the water repellency. The ultimate purpose of using hydrophobic aluminum foil is the same as hydrophilic aluminum foil, that is, to keep the condensate between the heat exchangers. The difference is that the hydrophobic aluminum foil can remove the condensate between the heat exchangers by increasing the contact angle between the condensate and the heat exchanger to form water droplets which are easy to slide.

6. Self lubricating aluminum foil

In the process of manufacturing air-conditioning heat exchanger, lubricating oil should be added to its surface first, then punched and flanged, and then trichloroethylene is used to wash off the lubricating oil. Because trichloroethylene is harmful to human body, self-lubricating aluminum foil is produced to reduce this process. Self-lubricating aluminum foil, as its name implies, is in its punching process does not need to add lubricating oil alone, its punching lubrication by the aluminum foil surface pre-treated film to bear. Since no special lubricant is required, the subsequent trichloroethylene cleaning and drying processes are omitted.

7, mildew resistant aluminum foil

Anti-mildew aluminium foil is mainly used for indoor air-conditioning equipment. Its main function is to prevent the surface of heat exchanger from mildewing because of its long use or placement time, thus significantly improving the air quality of air-conditioning, preventing the production of abnormal odor and effectively improving the indoor environment.