Biofuel manufacturing

When it comes to biofuels, Eastman Therminol® heat transfer fluids ensure the high thermal stability and precise temperature control required for optimum yields and product quality. The most common types of biofuels are ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels produced by gasification of biomass and the synthesis of liquid fuels from this synthesis gas. This process is called biomass to liquid (BTL). Other BTL technologies are producing renewable fuels through a special vegetable oil refining process. Nearly every step of biodiesel production requires efficient heating or cooling of product, from temperatures of 25°C (77°F) or lower to 200°C (392°F) or higher in some processes. Other biofuel technologies require even higher temperatures up to 380°C (716°F) to achieve the desired high quality fuel based on renewable sources.

Heat transfer fluids for alternative energy and technologies (PDF)

Therminol 55 is a synthetic heat transfer fluid used in moderate temperature applications. Therminol 55 fluid is designed for use in non-pressurized /low-pressure, indirect heating systems. It delivers efficient, dependable, uniform process heat with no need for high pressures.

Therminol 58 is an efficient, reliable, medium-temperature synthetic fluid engineered to deliver exceptional heat transfer performance at maximum bulk temperatures up to 300°C (575°F).

Therminol 59 is a synthetic heat transfer fluid with excellent low temperature pumping characteristics and thermal stability.

Therminol 62 is a synthetic heat transfer fluid whose chemistry is custom contoured for high-performance, high-purity, low-pressure and exceptional thermal stability.

Therminol 66 is the world’s most popular high temperature, liquid phase heat transfer fluid. Therminol 66 is pumpable at low temperatures, and offers high temperature thermal stability.

Therminol 72 is an ultra-high temperature liquid phase heat transfer fluid having excellent thermal stability. Therminol 72 was developed for use at temperatures up to 380°C (720°F) in liquid phase heat transfer systems.

Therminol SP is a synthetic heat transfer fluid used in moderate temperature applications. Therminol SP fluid is designed for use in non-pressurized /low-pressure, indirect heating systems. It delivers efficient, dependable, uniform process heat with no need for high pressures.

Therminol VP-1 heat transfer fluid is an ultra-high temperature synthetic heat transfer fluid designed to meet the demanding requirements of vapor phase systems or liquid phase systems.

Therminol XP heat transfer fluid is an extremely pure white mineral oil which provides reliable heat transfer.