Cost Savings & Specifying ElectroFin® E-Coat
In mild, non-coastal environments, aluminum-fin coils pre-coated with an epoxy offer a bit more protection than an uncoated coil and can be more economical than copper or e-coated coils. Coatings suppliers sometimes hedge on how much their product adds to the service life of equipment, saying their coating extends the life of a coil “several times compared to an uncoated coil.” ElectroFin® E-Coat and Insitu® Spray Applied Coating are specifically formulated and optimized to lengthen equipment service life by four to five times and have less than 1% impact on the thermal efficiency of the coils it protects.
Major HVAC&R OEMs approve the use of ElectroFin® E-Coat and many OEMs approve of Insitu® Spray Applied Coating for their systems. ElectroFin® E-Coat and Insitu® Spray Applied Coating deliver other benefits as well:
- It can help to reduce energy consumption and can help new construction projects attain LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
- In densely populated urban areas, vehicle exhaust trapped by high-rise buildings can create a corrosive micro-environment.
Specifying ElectroFin® E-Coat & Insitu® Spray Applied Coating
ElectroFin® E-Coat is the number-one choice of OEMs for heat transfer coil corrosion protection. All major OEM brands offer it for their customers, who value its extra protection and cooling efficiency. Typically, the inclusion of ElectroFin® E-Coat in the manufacturing stage adds about two weeks to the order/delivery cycle.
Insitu® Spray Applied Coating added to your HVAC&R components and cabinet will only enhance your corrosion protection and help your system last longer. It is imperative to think ahead and allocate the time to properly coat and protect the entire HVAC&R system.
Key to keeping your company’s construction or renovation timetables on schedule is reaching out to your general contractor early on. Have your contractor break out the cost of adding ElectroFin® E-Coat & Insitu® Spray Applied Coating to its overall bid. Some contractors may be reluctant to do so because they believe that including the cost of any factory-applied coating (even separately) will make their bid less competitive.