Don’t let frozen HVAC coils spoil your day — Tozour’s new technology can prevent flooding and damage

by Brianna Crandall — December 24, 2018 — One thing to consider heading into the winter season is potential heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment failures caused by freezing temperatures, advises Tozour Energy Systems, a full-service HVAC and building automation provider and franchisee of Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand. Whether used in new construction or as an emergency replacement after a freeze-up, Cooney Coil Freeze Block technology is a Tozour solution designed to prevent coil damage during freezing conditions.

Freeze damage is one of the leading causes of coil failure. Tozour’s inclusion of Cooney Coil Freeze Block technology in new construction and retrofit coils for chilled water coil systems virtually eliminates frozen coils and the damage that is caused by them. This technology is available in all air handler units sold by Tozour.

Bill Artosky, vice president of Sales at Tozour Energy Systems, remarked:

Water can freeze and rupture a coil in minutes, often faster than you can respond to a freeze stat alarm. The Cooney Coil helps eliminate this issue, as well as potential flooding and the associated damage.

When water freezes and expands, excessive pressure often causes coils to rupture and may result in flooding, reminds Tozour. Consequentially, coil replacements, maintenance, system downtime and building repairs often add up to major expenses.

The freeze block technology combines expansion headers with pressure and temperature relief, so in addition to protecting coils, there’s no damage to tubes or return bends when a freeze occurs. The Cooney Coil allows operators to address any system issue with custom pressure and temperature settings, and coil materials are based on the customer’s specifications.

For more information and a video on the Cooney Coil Freeze Block technology, visit the Tozour website. Tozour Energy Systems provides customers with a diverse range of solutions, including building automation, equipment services, energy conservation services, green building design, controls, parts, supplies and responsible regional technical support.