Keep thermal fluid leaks to a minimum.
Thermal fluid systems utilizing synthetic organic- and silicone-based heat transfer fluids are used in industries as diverse as pharmaceutical production, petrochemicals, man-made fiber production and environmental test chambers. Operating conditions can vary substantially, from the relatively constant temperatures experienced in large vapor systems utilized by fiber plants, to dramatic, several-hundred-degree swings that can occur in the same reactor, a situation not uncommon in multipurpose production plants.
Regardless of the heat transfer fluid type, application or use temperature, all system operators share a common desire: that these systems be as reliable and as leak-free as possible. Reducing fluid leakage from a thermal fluid system has several benefits, the most obvious being economical. If the fluid stays in the system, new fluid does not have to be purchased to make up losses. Moreover, environmental and regulatory issues impacting the operation of heat transfer systems are best addressed by keeping the fluid in the system.