Since primitive man first discovered copper, the red metal has constantly served the advancement of civilization. Archeologists probing ancient ruins have discovered that this enduring metal was a great boon to many peoples. Tools for handicraft and agriculture, weapons for hunting, and articles for decorative and household uses were wrought from copper by early civilizations. Copper tube for the plumbing, heating and air-conditioning industries is available in drawn and annealed tempers (referred to in the trades as “hard” and “soft”) and in a wide range of diameters and wall thicknesses. Readily available fittings serve every design application. Joints are simple, reliable and economical to make—additional reasons for selecting copper tube.
- Resistant to corrosion
- High level of heat transfer
- Machinability and
- Consumption of less refrigerant