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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Tip's & How-Tos

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.

Duratherm Fluid Analysis: the Best Just Got Better

Duratherm has always offered one of the most thorough fluid analyses in the industry. Now we've added some new features that make the service even more useful - and still free of charge.


Sludge Series Part I: What Causes Sludge in Your System?

Sludge can be costly, but it's also preventable. In Part 1 of this 3-part series we'll guide you through the important first step: understanding what causes it.


Sludge Series Part II: How to Avoid Sludge in Your System

The last thing you want is a system plugged up with sludge. In Part 2 of this 3-part series, we’ll outline some time-tested methods that keep that black stuff at bay.


Sludge Series Part III: How to Clean Sludge Out of Your System

Is your heat transfer system fouled up with sludge? In the final installment of this 3-part series, we’ll tell you how to size up the severity of the problem and get back up and running.


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.


Looking for Trouble? Just Add Water

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.