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Aluminum Radiators

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One common radiator that is widely known is an aluminum radiator. The obvious advantage of an aluminum radiator is its lightweight property and cooling benefits when compared to the copper/brass version.

A hundred percent aluminum constructed radiator has eliminated the problems associated with plastic tanks and epoxy bonding to the radiator core. The solid had welded construction, high-flow tubes, increased fin count and overall higher efficiency makes aluminum radiators popular in the market.

Even though traditional brass and copper materials are better conductors than aluminum, the extra strength of aluminum allows for larger tubes. This will give more surface area. Aluminum is much stronger, allowing the use of considerably wider tubes. Wider tubes allow more direct contact between the fins and the tube, increasing the radiator's capacity to dissipate heat away from the engine.

Here are some of the advantages of using an aluminum radiator:

1. It has great heat dissipation. Aluminum radiator saves material and energy. In the same room, if you use heating units of the same standard to produce the same effect, the number of aluminum heating units is less than that of steel heating units.
2. Aluminum has a good performance of oxidation-corrosion resistance. It doesn't need additives. Once it meets the oxygen in the air, a layer of oxidation film is made. This is so tough, tensile and compact that it prevents further corrosion of the material.
3. An all aluminum radiator will have an overall efficiency rating 20-30%. This is higher than the traditional copper/brass version with the same core thickness, regardless of the number of rows.