duratherm heat transfer fluids

Tips & How-To's

Occasionally, you may have questions about how to select a heat transfer fluid, what to look for when purchasing and maintaining your heat transfer system, troubleshooting and more. Our Tips & How-To's section is your source for all sorts of useful information.

Thermal Fluids and Material Compatibility

To ensure your heat transfer system runs smoothly, it’s components have to be made of materials compatible with your thermal fluid.

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Insulation for Heat Transfer Systems

Choosing proper insulation is an important step in the design of a thermal fluid system. The wrong choice here can have serious safety implications.

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Expansion Tanks: How Big Should They Be?

Expansion tanks do just as their name suggests – they give that expanded fluid a place to go. But how do you determine the correct size for the tank?

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Watts Robbing Your Service Life?

Is your electric heater's watt density causing your system more harm than good? Watt density can have a serious impact on the life of your fluid, so it’s important to understand what it is and how to make sure your system is working within acceptable limits.

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Fluid Phraseology

Ever wonder what all those terms on our data sheets mean and how they relate to heat transfer fluids?

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Filter and Strainer Selection: A Basic Overview

Often overlooked, strainers and filters keep harmful debris out of your system, protect sensitive equipment and even improve the performance of your heat transfer fluid.

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Choosing the Proper Pump for Your Heat Transfer System

Your pump has a huge influence over your heat transfer system. So what do you need to know when choosing one?

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Leaky System? Simple Steps Help Seal the Deal

If you've invested in a quality heat transfer fluid the last thing you want to deal with are system leaks. We take a look at common causes and how to deal with them.

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Custom Fluids: When Off-The-Shelf Won’t Do

Having a hard time finding the right thermal fluid for your application? Having an even harder time finding a company willing to listen and invest the time to help?

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Do You Need to Clean Your System?

If a system is improperly started or shut down or allowed to overheat it may require some degree of cleaning.

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