Heat Exchanger Design and Optimization

Leveraging decades of experience conducting research and development in HVAC&R and related industries, the OTS R&D team specializes in developing new heat exchanger designs and optimizing for key parameters such as unit cost, performance, material weight, or physical size. Need to get more out of your system performance or perhaps you’re considering a new refrigerant selection? Let us partner with you to get the most out of your heat exchanger designs.

  • Heat exchanger (HQ) Design for Tube-Fin and Microchannel

    Redesign your air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers to address existing system issues, maximize performance, and/or reduce overall cost. Leveraging our in-house tools and expertise, we identify alternate heat exchanger designs and coordinate with your preferred suppliers to prototype a replacement.

  • HX Design for New Refrigerants

    Ensure best performance of your system with its new refrigerant by reassessing the heat exchanger designs. We’ll help to confirm it’s well suited for the operating temperatures and pressures of the new working fluid while identifying opportunities to reduce overall size, material consumption, and cost. Whether you’re transitioning to R-32, R-454B, propane or any other alternative, we can help ensure the best performance for your heat exchanger.

  • HX Optimization

    Using in-house tools and genetic-based optimization algorithms, we systematically evaluate thousands of possible design combinations to find the critical trade-offs and best possible solutions. Every project is tailored to address your specific constraints and allowable variables in order to meet multiple objectives, whether they be associated with performance, physical size, or total material consumption. Let us leverage the power of simulation to identify your next design.

  • Novel HX Design

    Sometimes a challenge calls for a novel solution, one a bit outside the box aiming to solve a very specific problem. We love exploring new heat exchanger concepts and approaches, whether it be an extension of current technology, pushing the limits of conventional manufacturing, or exploring unchartered territory in terms of physical construction and configuration.

    Novel HX Design