Need help selecting a heat transfer fluid? Climalife can help you find what you are looking for.
With many different types of heat transfer fluid on the market; including Mono Ethylene Glycol, Mono Propylene Glycol, some new natural alternatives and of course water, Climalife can help you choose the right solution for your system.
Today we are discussing areas to consider when making your selection.
It’s important to remember that whilst one particular option may look cheap at the outset, over the long term, it might result in being the most costly.
- Using water directly from the tap or over diluting concentrated fluids is a definite no go. Doing so could negatively impact the effectiveness of the fluid, causing reduced thermal capacity and possibly causing corrosion problems.
- Corrosion protection is critical to maximise the longevity of any fluid. Some products may only give protection for a couple of years before they need to be changed. Good quality heat transfer fluids will contain inhibitors that protect against corrosion for a much longer period of time.
- Inhibitor technology has advanced considerably over the last 10 years and Climalife have a range of heat transfer fluids that contain organic inhibitors. These inhibitors work to protect areas of a system that are particularly vulnerable by creating a molecular film. This has the added benefit of better heat exchange and provides long lasting protection that doesn’t degrade as quickly over time.
- When diluting a concentrated heat transfer fluid, we recommend using demineralised or de-ionised water as they do not contain the same level of chlorides, sulphates or calcium, normally found in tap water. These can cause scaling or a build-up of sludge, each of which can impact the effectiveness of a system and be very costly to fix. If diluted too much, the corrosion inhibitor protection level in a heat transfer fluid will also reduce and can also, potentially, allowing bacteria to develop if left untreated.
For advice on which heat transfer fluid is suitable for your system or more information on the Climalife range, please visit our website or give us a call on 0117 980 2520.
We look forward to talking to you soon.
The Climalife Team
Tel: 0117 980 2520
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