Processing & Handling :: Thermal & Energy Management :: Heat Transfer Media
December 1, 2009
Maximizing Heat-Transfer Fluid Longevity
Proper selection, monitoring and maintenance can protect fluids and components from damage due to thermal degradation, oxidation damage and contamination
Gaston Arseneault, Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor Energy business
Faced with increased workloads and time and budget constraints that often restrict external training support, many chemical process operators are forced to get the most out of their heat transfer system with less help. This article offers recommendations for how to carry out proactive maintenance on heat-transfer fluids, to maximize their useful life and minimize problems associated with fluid degradation, such as excessive downtime for unplanned maintenance when the heat transfer system has become unsafe or is no longer able to carry heat in a reliable manner....
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