Three Questions to Ask When Coating Oversized HVAC-R Units or Coils

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Coating extremely large HVAC-R units or coils can be difficult. Their size (both dimensions and weight) makes the units/coils difficult to move and many coating applicators find it difficult to thoroughly apply coatings to protect them from corrosive elements. A large HVAC-R unit/coil is clearly a big investment, which makes the need to apply protective […]

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After 2.5 year exposure test, Heresite’s P-413 panels show no signs of wear

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To further expand on Heresite’s expansive chemical resistance guide, P-413 coated steel, copper, and aluminum panels were placed in a municipal wastewater treatment facility to simulate sewage fumes. Panels were placed at the point where raw sewage is pumped into the facility and screened; this results in significant hydrogen sulfide exposure, one of the harshest […]

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ASTM B-117 vs. ISO 20340/ISO 12944-9 – what’s the difference?

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ASTM B-117 was the first nationally recognized salt spray standard. Published in 1939, this salt spray test is widespread and often recognized as the “gold standard” in corrosion testing. However, ISO 20340 offers a more realistic and updated method of testing, representing a significant improvement over ASTM B-117. When the ASTM B-117 test is conducted, […]

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Fume exposure chemical testing may not be enough for your HVAC-R equipment

in Chemical Resistance Testing, Coatings

HVAC-R coating chemical resistance is often tested using fume exposure. While this method of testing can provide information on the anticipated level of protection for HVAC-R equipment, in certain applications, spot/direct exposure tests may provide better information about your equipment’s longevity in real-world conditions. It is important to conduct spot/direct exposure chemical resistance tests because […]

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Are you getting the HVAC-R coating you expect?

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For over 80 years, Heresite coatings have been used to protect HVAC-R equipment in the harshest environments. We’re proud of our history, and we’re proud to continue to offer products like P-413, which recently met the demanding offshore marine requirements of ISO 20340.  These are tested, proven, real-world results. Unfortunately, being an early innovator and […]

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Heat transfer test results for Heresite’s P-413

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Heat transfer is an important consideration when selecting a protective coating for HVAC-R condensers or evaporators. A protective coating, when applied properly, can extend the life of HVAC-R coils by preventing corrosion with negligible impact on heat transfer. In 2017, we participated in a wind tunnel test for our P-413 baked phenolic epoxy coating. This […]

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Selecting the right corrosion test for your HVAC/R protective coating

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There are several tests that can be used to measure the effectiveness of protective coatings for HVAC/R coils. These testing processes have evolved over the years as various organizations have tried to provide the most accurate information to engineers, manufacturers, and businesses that need to protect their HVAC/R investment.   ASTM B-117 Originally developed in […]

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