1956-01-01

THE SOLDERED ALUMINUM-FIN BRASS-TUBE RADIATOR 560230

The events leading to the conception of the soldered aluminum-fin brass-tube radiator are reviewed. Considerations affecting the choice of radiator design and the materials to be used for its components are discussed. The experimental techniques used to produce a number of these radiators for testing purposes are set forth and some of the results of these tests are described.
This paper concludes that the soldered aluminum-fin brass-tube radiator can be made to perform satisfactorily and provide adequate service. It is the author's opinion, however, that if there were no differential in the cost of using copper and aluminum, copper would be preferred in most respects, except for weight. Information is currently being accumulated to determine whether this type of construction can be made economically in mass production.

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