Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF)
ELHYDRO Tech Distributes a range of glycol based heat transfer fluids that will exceed your requirements no matter your heating & cooling needs, in addition to a Synthetic Organic/Silicone Fluids offer exceptional thermal stability, low viscosity meaning more exceptional heat transfer performances, longer fluid and service life and enhanced operating economics. Moreover, a synthetic organic or silicone fluid’s maximum recommended use temperature is indicative of the fluid’s high-temperature thermal stability despite its initial purchase cost which will lower long-term because these fluids don’t degrade like typical hydrocarbon fluids and as a result, rarely need replacing.
Applications includes but not limited:
Food, Beverage, Pharma & Chemical Processing, HVAC Refrigeration system freeze/burst/corrosion protection, Thermal energy storage (TES) systems, Ground source heat pumps, Hydronic heating systems, Immersion freezing or chilling of solid, wrapped foods, Brewery, winery other beverage processing, Moderate temperature batch processing, Refrigeration coil defrosting, Conveyor roller defrosting, Process chilling, Sidewalk snow melt systems Radiant floor heating, Refrigeration warehouse floor heating, Cooling liquid foods, Fermentation cooling, Cold room dehumidifying Heat recovery, Solar heating, Ice skating rinks, Light & Heavy Duty to a USDA Bio Preferred Solution we can customize products to meeting all engineering requirements where glycol based products are required.
Propylene Glycol has a slightly higher viscosity, slightly lower heat transfer efficiency, does not perform quite as well in colder temperatures as Ethylene Glycol, however the advantage of Propylene Glycol over Ethylene Glycol is a lower acute oral toxicity while Synthetic Organic/Silicone Fluids offer exceptional thermal stability, low viscosity meaning more exceptional heat transfer performances, longer fluid and service life.
Properties of HTF
Low freeze point, high boiling/flash point, high thermal conductivity, high specific heat, low viscosity, low vapor pressure, high thermal stability, high degree of material compatibility, and high level of environmental friendliness. Regular Duty formulated products should be used in applications that operate between -60 degrees F and 250 degrees F. Heavy Duty formulated products should be used in applications where the temperature exceeds 250 degrees F continuously or intermittently for a significant portion of the time.
Regular Duty - Office Buildings, Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Hotels, Apartment Buildings, Resorts, and Residences. Others include process cooling, ice skating rinks,sidewalk de-icing, and food processing and storage facilities.
Heavy Duty - Large Stationary Engines, Natural Gas Line Heaters, Refinery Heating and Cooling, Chemical Process Plants, Pulp and Paper Process Plants, Steel Mills, High-Temperature Plastic Injection Molding Plants, Asphalt Melting Operations, and Solar Heating Systems.