When is the last time your team had a brainstorming session? If you can’t remember when, then it’s time to plan one. When you and your team bounce ideas off one another in an environment where no idea is a bad idea, the results can be amazing.

Need proof? Consider Process Heating’s webinar on December 2. “What to Consider When Making the Buying Decision about a Heat Transfer Fluid for Your System” grew out of one of our own brainstorming sessions. Someone said, “What would happen if we could get all of the heat transfer fluid manufacturers together to give the straight dope on using thermal fluids?” Since it was a brainstorming session, no one could simply say, “It’ll never happen!” Instead, we began to think about what could happen if they did.

The result? Experts from several heat transfer fluid manufacturers will present unbiased, noncommercial information about heat transfer fluids during an hour-long webinar that is tailored for fluid users in the process industries. They’ll explain the best applications for each of the main fluid chemistries on the market — synthetics, glycols and mineral oils — and explain where, why and how to use. Attend the live event on December 2 and you can bring your questions to the full panel. Visit here to register.

In addition to Process Heating’s webinar on heat transfer fluids, our sister publication, Process Cooling, is presenting a webinar on November 24 for those of you who use water as your primary heat transfer — cooling — fluid. “Effective Water Treatment for Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers” is focused on providing practical advice about methods and products for dealing with biological contamination, corrosion and scale in industrial cooling towers. As water treatment expert and consultant Paul Puckorius often notes, cooling tower operators need to pay careful attention to their system’s water quality and treatment levels to prevent early and rapid corrosion, scale and biological problems. Paul will bring his 50 years of experience to bear to deliver practical solutions for corrosion, fouling, microbial activity and scale. Visit here to register.

If you aren’t going to be able to attend the events live, you can register in advance and then watch them on-demand at a time that is convenient for you. I look forward to sharing both of these events — and more — in the coming months.