Did you know there are many options to consider when selecting thermal fluids?

  1. Temperature is Everything – match your bulk temperature but also consider film temperature, heater type
  2. Controlling Oxidation – high temperature air exposure can destroy the wrong fluid quickly
  3. Maximizing Fluid Life – short-term or long-term use – invest wisely
  4. Availability is Critical – thermal fluids are often critical to production – how long can you wait for your thermal fluid to ship?
  5. Reliable Service & Support – thermal fluids are maintenance-intensive, but can your vendor help you if there are problem

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Looking for Trouble? Just Add Water

Have you ever had your pump cavitate or your system simply shut down as you heated it just past 200°F? If so, you most likely found the culprit was water.

Am I right?

Water may sound like a harmless liquid but as it starts to boil that liquid turns to steam and expands by about 1000 times, wreaking havoc on pumps, tripping safety switches and causing a big safety hazard.

Whether it comes from a leaky heat exchanger, accidental contamination or even simple condensation, a few ounces of water is enough to cause you lots of pain.

It’s not as simple to remove as you might think either, so we’ve written a short article on how to deal with water in your heat transfer system we hope will shed some light on this tricky subject.

Check it out – it might just save you a lot of time and trouble.

Michael Bates, Technical Director

1-800-446-4910 ext. 111