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TECTUBE®

TO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS FOR WHICH THESE COPPER TUBES CAN BE USED WE GAVE THEM THE BRAND NAME TECTUBE®

Take advantage of our wide range of copper tubes and benefit from many application-oriented solutions that copper provides. Every brand in the TECTUBE® range covers specific technical applications.


 

 

ACR APPLICATIONS

TECTUBE®_cips

KME brand for tubes designed for the installation of ACR components and the distribution of industrial and laboratory gases. 

 

It is a preferred product for piping, construction and connection of cooling units. This tube features a smooth, clean and dry inside surface. It surpasses the corresponding requirements of EN 12735-1 (seamless copper tubes for ACR technology; tubes for piping systems) as well as ASTM B 280.

These two international specifications for seamless copper connection tubes for ACR technology require that the maximum allowable contamination on the inside surface of the tube (measured as carbon content) may not be higher than 38 mg/m2. To ensure inner cleanliness until the time the tubes are installed, each tube is firmly closed at both ends with end caps or plugs. To guarantee traceability as required in the EU Pressure Equipment Directive PED 97/23/EC, the exact manufacturing date, the dimensions of the tube and other information are engraved on each tube. The tube can be supplied as coil, pancake coil or straight lengths.

Manufacturing ProgramsStraight lengthsPancake Coils
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperHard, half-hard, drawnAnnealed


TECTUBE®_fin

The TECTUBE®_fin range is used for condensation or evaporation in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

 

KME developed TECTUBE®_fin as a seamless copper tube with an exceptional groove structure on the inside surface of the tube. It is specially designed for the production of highly performing components (like evaporators and condensers) in the air condition and refrigeration industry. TECTUBE®_fin is supplied in level wound coils with a large range of weights and sizes.

Type of tubeDrawn seamless tube with innergrooved surface
Delivery formLWC
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperLight annealed

Soft annealed

TECTUBE®_clim

Smooth copper tubes for ACR heat exchange coils, ACR components and ceiling cooling systems.
 

 

It is a seamlessly drawn copper tube with smooth and dry inner surface, designed to meet the requirements of the air conditioning and refrigeration systems. KME supplies TECTUBE®_clim mainly as level wound coils.

 

 

ApplicationAir conditioning and refrigeration and ceiling cooling
Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formLWC, straight lengths
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperLight annealed, hard drawn, other tempers available upon request

TECTUBE®_flow

Capillary copper tubes for cooling units and measurement. 

 

KME produces TECTUBE®_flow for refrigeration and air conditioning systems and for measuring technology. These precisely manufactured and clean tubes are tested for accurate flow volumes. They are seamlessly drawn with a smooth inner surface and can be supplied in coils or as level wound coils.

ApplicationsHeating, cooling and air conditioning systems. Temperature control and pressure measurement
Type of tubeDrawn, seamless copper tube
Delivery formCoils / LWC / Straight lengths
MaterialCu-DHP / Cu-ETP
TemperAll tempers

FITTINGS

TECTUBE®_fit

Copper tubes used for manufacturing tube fittings. 

 

The tube is easy to form and has perfect dimensional accuracy. We supply this seamlessly drawn copper tube in straight lengths and level wound coils.

 

 

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formStraight lengths;

LWC maximum 570 kg;

Jumbo coils available for tubes with outside diameter up to 40 mm
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperAll tempers

ELECTRIC APPLICATIONS

TECTUBE®_power

Copper tubes for electrical conductors and cable shoes. 

 

Designed for electrical connections and cable shoes, these seamlessly drawn copper tubes have high conductivity and clean inner surface. They are supplied as level wound coils and straight lengths.

 

 

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formStraight lengths

LWC (maximum 570 kg);
MaterialCu-DHP / Cu-ETP / Cu-OFXLP / Cu-OFE / Cu-PHC / Cu-HCP
TemperAll tempers

TECTUBE®_com

Copper tubes for High-Frequency signal cables and data communication.

 

This seamlessly drawn copper tube is designed as an ideal inner conductor for the production of HF-Cables. We supply TECTUBE®_com in level wound coils with a wide range of sizes and in specified lengths.

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formLWC with fixed length
MaterialCu-DHP / Cu-ETP / Cu-OFXLP / Cu-OFE
TemperAnnealed / Hard drawn

BOILERS

TECTUBE®_heat

Copper tubes for water heaters, boilers and copper piping for district heating systems.

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formLWC

Jumbo coils

Straight length tube (in special cases)
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperAnnealed, other tempers available upon request

TECTUBE®_solar

Copper tubes for solar panels and solar collectors. 

 

Hard drawn tubes, characterised by exceptional surface cleanliness, to ensures a high-quality connection with the solar absorber strip.

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Deliverey formLWC

Straight lengths
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperAll tempers

OTHER APPLICATIONS

TECTUBE®_med

Tube designed for medical gas supply equipment and vacuum installations. 

 

This tube features a smooth, dry and particularly clean internal surface. It surpasses the corresponding requirements of EN 13348 (seamless copper tubes for medical gases and vacuum).

This specification requires, among other things, that the maximum allowable contamination of the tube’s internal surface (measured as carbon content) may not exceed 20 mg/m2.

TECTUBE®_med tubes are suitable for medical gas distribution systems according to EN 737-3. Each tube is closed at both ends to ensure that the inner surface remains clean until the moment the tubes are installed. 

To guarantee traceability in compliance with the EU Pressure Equipment Directive PED 97/23/EC, the exact manufacturing date, the dimension of the tube and other information are permanently engraved on each tube.

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formStraight lengths
MaterialCu-DHP
TemperHard drawn

TECTUBE®

Smooth, drawn, seamless copper tubes for various types of applications.

 

 

Type of tubeDrawn, seamless tube
Delivery formStraight lengths

Pancake coils

LWC
Materialall materials
Temperall tempers