Find mineral oils and synthetic thermal fluids, among others, using this comparison chart that shows key fluid properties such as flashpoint, pour point, bulk temperature and film temperature for nearly 150 different heat transfer fluids.
January 1, 2020
In Process Heating's annual Equipment Overview on Heat Transfer Fluids, we have compiled all the data you need to choose a fluid that can take the heat - and move it to wherever you need it to go.
Most modern thermal fluid heaters at industrial plants are reliable, so unexplained heater shutdowns do not happen often. As a result, many plant operators do not know how to fix a shutdown problem — they have never encountered one in the past. But, eventually one does occur, and it is usually at the most inopportune time. This means the operator is under pressure to get the heater back in operation.
Although Heatec makes, sells, and services a range of heaters, liquid storage tanks, and related products, their goods are part of a total heating system solution. Heatec offers complete design services for heaters that are used at facilities such as oil and gas producers, chemical producers, food producers, food and pharmaceutical packaging, paper and film converting, roofing manufacturers, power plants, hotmix asphalt (HMA) plants, asphalt terminals, emulsion terminals, and concrete producers.
Fulton Thermal Corp., a Pulaski, N.Y.-based manufacturer of thermal fluid heat transfer products, is now offering installation services. These services provide customers with a front-end option to help mitigate the potential for future system inefficiencies, downtimes and failures.
The provisions made for thermal expansion and draining of the thermal oil are key factors to consider for the successful installation of any thermal oil heating system. Important system design principles like this often are overlooked; instead, the focus is placed on specific components like pumps, valves or the heater itself.
To evaluate oxidation response of various commercially available heat transfer fluids, an oxidation stress test was developed to compare one synthetic aromatic-based heat transfer fluid with other thermic fluids.
Check out the January 2020 edition of Process Heating: Performance monitoring with wireless technology, oven safety, protecting rental boiler equipment from freezing winter conditions, boiler upgrades, water cooling and much more!