Business Unit Manager - Heat Transfer Fluids
ORG CHEM Group LLC
Richard Beemsterboer received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Business from Northern Illinois University in 1984. Mr. Beemsterboer held positions in plant operations control and pilot plant labs with Armor Pharmaceutical and UOP, as well as 10 years in Sales and Marketing for UOP. He has been involved in Chemical Cleaning and Heat Transfer Fluids for the last 15 years, the last 9 with ORG CHEM Group LLC, where he currently is the Business Unit Manager for Heat Transfer Fluids business unit.
With global focus on the impact of chemicals on the environment, corporate sustainability objectives and cost pressures, HTF users needed an alternative to disposal of the used HTF and replacing with virgin product. Degradation of HTFs leads to formation of light ends and heavy contaminants which compromise the safety and performance of the HTF systems. Removal of the light ends is accomplished during use, however, the heavy contaminants cannot be removed from the system without also removing the HTF fluid itself. Historically, this led to the “dump and fill” strategy of replacing the HTF in the entire system. A preferred approach involves continuously “bleeding” a portion of the HTF followed by Distilling the synthetic, high-temperature heat transfer fluid to remove the heavy contaminants. Reclaiming and recycling a heat transfer fluid is an economical, ecological and responsible approach to chemical hygiene, which satisfies the user’s business objectives; sustainability and reducing costs.