Zinc Component

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Based solely upon heat transfer properties the 3 materials that were considered were copper, aluminium and zinc alloys. Zinc was immediately discounted due to how easily it undergoes corrosion, which could potentially lead to leaks and system failures. While both metals are quite similar in terms of thermal conductivity, copper is priced at $3.14 AUD per kg while aluminium is priced at $0.94 AUD per kg (Appendix A). However, due to the flimsy nature of aluminium, it is extremely difficult to design a system utilizing aluminium coils to last. It should also be noted that there is a precedence where aluminium coils were used for a time but were extremely difficult to repair and maintain as well as the need for a bulkier housing unit for the system

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