A Mechanically Bonded AKG-ML 3-Aluminum Radiator as a Direct Replacement for Brazed Units 910198
A new mechanically bonded aluminum automotive radiator, designated AKG-ML 3 featuring extruded extremely flat oval tubes has been developed that achieves performance levels comparable with those of ordinary brazed radiators but at a more favorable price.
Also, when compared with the old mechanically assembled radiator with round tubes, the AKG-ML 3 has substantially higher heat transfer performance. The need for more efficient radiators means that the potential danger to the environment is increased substantially since the majority of more efficient radiators are of the brazed design. The low-cost mechanically bonded AKG-ML 3 certainly appears to be a way out of this dilemma.