The new Titan Chiller has the first and only chiller condenser coils made of titanium for the pleasure boat market; Titan condensers are now virtually immune to erosion and corrosion
Pompano Beach, Fla., – Aug. 25, 2015 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, today announced that it will be showcasing the Dometic Titan Chiller, which now incorporates a revolutionary new titanium tube condenser, at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in September. The new Titan Chiller has the first and only chiller condenser coils made of titanium for the pleasure boat market, making the units virtually immune to erosion and corrosion.
“Cupronickel condensers are standard throughout the marine air conditioning industry, and all face erosion and corrosion vulnerabilities which lead to eventual failure. Dometic research and testing has revealed that titanium makes far more robust and long-lasting condenser tubes for yacht chillers,” said Ned Trigg, Senior VP of Global System Sales at Dometic Americas. “The Titan’s new condenser eliminates the problem of corrosion from barnacles and other invasive marine life, and holds up to harsh acidic cleaning far better than cupronickel.”
When crews use chemicals such as muriatic acid to clean a cupronickel condenser, the cleaning solution itself can erode the walls of the tubes. The result: Catastrophic chiller failure, according to Dometic chemical engineer Dan Smith, who conducted extensive testing on different condenser metals. “This is why we sought to find a material that would resist marine corrosion, while at the same time be able to withstand cleaning with solutions such as muriatic acid. Titanium fit the bill.”
After two years of extensive research, testing, and design, Dometic’s engineers have succeeded in developing an innovative patent-pending method that replaces cupronickel tubes with titanium tubes. The unique design enables the difficult connection between the titanium inner tube and the exterior tube. Dometic’s smooth-tube Titan chillers are the only product in the leisure marine industry to successfully eliminate cupronickel, making them virtually immune to erosion and corrosion.
Confident in the superior durability of its titanium condensers, Dometic is including a 5-year warranty on the Titan condenser.
“This is a fundamental shift for the pleasure boat market that will have a huge impact on the way future chillers are designed and manufactured,” said Doug Curtis, Vice President of Marketing at Dometic Americas. “The Titan with titanium condenser tubes is easier to clean and maintain, and will last longer than units made with cupronickel. Boat owners make a significant investment in their chiller system, so extending the life of the unit brings comfort and peace of mind.”
Attendees at IBEX, which will be held Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky., will be able to see the new Titan Chiller with titanium condenser at Booth #1943. To view a video of the unit, click https://youtu.be/S3PAEtxFO5s .
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About Dometic Marine
Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, ship-wide ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.
A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories. The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.
Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and ship-wide ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, ship-wide ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.
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