In December, Process Heating hosted a webinar on “What to Consider When Making the Buying Decision about a Heat Transfer Fluid for Your System.” (If you missed it, you can watch the archived version on our website.)

During this unprecedented event, engineers from six different manufacturers of industrial heat transfer fluids joined me live for a panel discussion and presentation on heat transfer fluids. The event grew out of a brainstorming session, where someone had the inspiration to ask, “What would happen if we could get all of the heat transfer fluid manufacturers together to give the straight dope on using thermal fluids?”

Following the resounding success of that event, the team committed to presenting a five-part series on industrial heat transfer fluids. (Note to self: Plan more brainstorming sessions.) In each of these webinars, a panel of thermal fluid experts will provide unbiased, noncommercial information about heat transfer fluids that is tailored for fluid users in the process industries.

On May 4, experts from four heat transfer fluid manufacturers will present “Thermal Fluid Degradation: Sources and Solutions.” Attend this event to find out if, where and how fluid degradation is occurring in your industrial heat transfer fluid heating system.

During this one-hour webinar, learn about the three most common causes of thermal fluid degradation — fluid oxidation, fluid overheating and contamination — and what to do about them to protect your system.

  • Fluid Oxidation. What it is, what it does to your system, and how to prevent it.
  • Fluid Overheating. How and where it occurs in your system, how it damages your fluid, and ways to avoid it.
  • Fluid Contamination. How new system commissioning, fluid top-ups and changeouts, water and process fluids can wreck your fluid.

With more than 80 years of combined experience with heat transfer fluids, the speakers — experts working daily with thermal fluids from a range of manufacturers — are uniquely positioned to give honest insights into this essential product and how it can best perform in your plant.

Bring your questions about fluid selection and heat transfer fluid system operation to the panel and have them answered live.

If you aren’t going to be able to attend the live event, you can register before or after and watch on-demand. I look forward to sharing this event and more in the coming months.