Heat transfer fluid heating systems often are a critical aspect of many manufacturing processes. If the heat transfer fluid running through these systems is not properly operated, monitored and maintained, fluid replacement may be required before the expected fluid lifetime. Fluid replacement can be costly and result in production downtime. It is important, therefore, to ensure that the heat transfer fluid remains healthy and operational. Consider these guidelines for extending the life of your heat transfer fluid.
Heat transfer fluid maintenance begins by ensuring that the system was properly designed, and the initial fluid selection was appropriate for the particular application and operating temperature range. Given that, it is expected that most heat transfer fluids will provide good performance for many years before fluid replacement is necessary. However, the manner in which a heat transfer fluid heating system is operated and maintained will impact this expected fluid lifetime. If a system is not properly operated, monitored and maintained, fluid replacement may be required much earlier than expected.