They are used in systems in order to prevent freezing or to carry heat.
What is a good heat transfer fluid?
A good heat transfer fluid is capable of preventing freezing but also needs to have good anticorrosion properties and a good heat transfer capacity.
They are usually based on glycol like MPG, however a new generation of environmentally friendly heat transfer fluids using natural bases are now on the market. Climalife Dehon is ahead of the game with its traditional MPG based fluids like Heliogel CS80 used for solar heating and we have a new generation of environmentally friendly product in Thermera which is derived from betaine for ground source heat pumps.
What is the future for heat transfer fluids in heating and cooling systems using renewable energies?
These products will become more and more sophisticated in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint. Climalife Dehon has already understood this and our experts are already working on new formulations in order to face this challenge.