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A deeper look at thermal fluids

22 September 2015

Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has released a white paper highlighting best practice for maintaining one of the most overlooked processes in manufacturing - heat transfer. The informative paper is available to download free of charge from the news section of the company's website -

Improper thermal fluid maintenance results in a laundry list of woes for plant managers, including significant breakdown, replacement and downtime costs. However, it’s the non-monetary complications that are far more worrying. If left to degrade, thermal fluids put property, lives and livelihoods at risk.

To help raise awareness and promote a proactive approach to thermal fluid maintenance, Global Heat Transfer has created a comprehensive guide for managing thermal oils. The white paper analyses the benefits of using a thermal fluid lifecycle maintenance plan, like Global Heat Transfer’s Thermocare.

The white paper outlines common problems with thermal fluids - like thermal cracking - and offers guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls that turn heat transfer systems into inefficient, unsafe, drains on company funds. This includes advice for best sampling practice, compliance with safety regulations and safety guidelines at every stage of a system's working life. The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and the Explosive Atmosphere Directive (ATEX 137) are just two of the industry guidelines relevant for thermal transfer systems.

"It's important to remember that thermal fluids don't deteriorate and clog a system overnight. Degradation is steady if a system is operated properly," explained Clive Jones, Managing Director of Global Heat Transfer. "As fluid approaches the end of its practical working life, there is a gradual curve, which eventually drops off very sharply. This sudden change in the quality of thermal fluids is one of the reasons why regular and preventative maintenance is so important."

"Risks can be avoided and minds put at ease by regularly carrying out the proper tests under working conditions. Fluid analysis undertaken by competitors often comprises of a seven point test, whereas Global Heat Transfer's comprehensive test has eleven points to ensure oils are efficient, compliant and safe."

To download the white paper, go to

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Law
Global Heat Transfer Ltd
The Global Group of Companies
Cold Meece Estate
Cold Meece
ST15 0SP
Tel:  +44 1785 760555
Fax:  +44 1785 760444
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