System maintenance resources

For engineers and facilities managers—our system maintenance resource center provides assistance in start-up, operation and safety training, analysis of fluids, assistance on discharge and recharge of fluids, and much more.

A Practical Guide to Sustained Heat Transfer Fluid Performance

A practical guide to sustained heat transfer fluid performance

Did you miss our recent webinar in partnership with Chemical Engineering? Watch it now, and learn more about how to sustain the performance of your heat transfer fluid.

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Hydrocarbon Engineering Article

Hydrocarbon engineering article—Monitor to maintain

Matthias Schopf, Eastman, Germany, shares the importance of including a fluid monitoring system when designing and operating heat transfer fluid systems.

Read more about the importance of including a fluid monitoring system.

 

cleaning organic heat transfer systems

Therminol technical information bulletin—Cleaning organic heat transfer systems

Heat transfer fluids will provide long and trouble-free service in properly designed and operated systems. However, less-than-ideal operating conditions can result in degradation of the heat transfer fluid, formation of solids, and even deposits on heat transfer surfaces.

Read more about cleaning a heat transfer fluid system and restoring performance.

 

cleaning organic heat transfer systems

Therminol technical information bulletin—In-use testing of heat transfer fluid

When Eastman Therminol® heat transfer fluids are used within suggested temperature limits, they should provide years of service. To help keep that long-lasting performance optimal, Eastman provides a heat transfer system fluid testing service. This service helps detect system malfunction, fluid contamination, and moisture and thermal degradation as well as other areas that impact system performance.

Read more about the in-use testing service.

 

In-use testing of heat transfer fluid

Therminol technical information bulletin—Fluid filtration: how and why

Indirect heating of processes by organic thermal liquid fluids, such as Eastman Therminol® heat transfer fluids, generally offers highly reliable, low-maintenance operation. Occasionally, the Therminol heat transfer fluid can become contaminated by dirt infiltrating the system, resulting in the formation of sludge particles. This contamination can cause operational problems.

Read more about heat transfer fluid filtration.

 

Fluid filtration: how and why

Therminol technical information bulletin—Moisture removal from heat transfer fluid cooling systems

For single organic heat transfer media used in cooling systems, it is important to prevent the chiller’s heat exchange surfaces from being coated with ice. This icing will reduce the efficiency of the chiller and can occasionally cause blockage in the system piping.

Read more about the various methods of moisture removal.

 

Moisture removal from heat transfer fluid cooling systems

Therminol technical information bulletin—Heat transfer fluid maximum temperature ratings

Every heat transfer fluid manufacturer assigns a maximum use temperature or maximum temperature rating to each of its fluids. How is this maximum temperature rating determined, and how does this rating relate to the safe and efficient operation of the fluid in a heat transfer system?

Read more about why temperature ratings are important.

 

Safely sampling fluid from heat transfer systems

Don’t skip important safety precautions while sampling fluids from heat transfer systems. Not all heat transfer systems are the same, and you should consult your health and safety and technical experts to determine the right safety precautions for your system.

 

 

Optimizing heat transfer fluid performance

Therminol white paper—Optimizing heat transfer fluid performance

Even a perfectly designed and installed heat transfer fluid system is vulnerable to operational stress factors which can deteriorate its performance and can reduce fluid and system component lifetimes. Heat transfer fluids are an essential component of the operation of many high-temperature processes.

Read more about avoiding costly consequences.

 

Therminol flushing fluid

Therminol flushing fluid

Deposits from oxidized, thermally degraded, or contaminated fluid can foul interior surfaces, making it necessary to clean the system prior to charging with new fluid. Eastman Therminol® FF flushing fluid is a key component of a low-cost alternative to chemically cleaning a heat transfer system containing severely degraded or contaminated organic heat transfer fluid.

Read more about Therminol FF to flush your fouled system.

 

Maintaining Heat Transfer Fluids

Chemical engineering article—Maintaining Heat Transfer Fluid Quality

Organic heat transfer fluids (HTFs) are robust workhorses that are quite stable both thermally and chemically. However, they can yield to attacks from powerful or sometimes even subtle forces, falling short of the hopes and expectations of system owners. The best defense against these attacks is to know the strengths of a fluid and how to strategically intervene.

Read more about what might degrade your heat transfer fluid quality.

 

Organic Heat Transfer Fluid Oxidation and Its Prevention

Process heating article—Organic Heat Transfer Fluid Oxidation and Its Prevention

Heat transfer fluid systems used in the process industry can be considered the heart of the plant. However, the heat transfer fluids are frequently taken for granted. Commonly, incomplete knowledge about operation and maintenance of heat transfer fluid, or thermic fluid, may result in premature oxidation or thermal degradation.

Read more about oxidation and its prevention.

 

Five Steps to Replacing Aged Heat Transfer Fluid

Chemical engineering article—Five Steps to Replacing Aged Heat Transfer Fluid

Changing out used heat transfer fluid is critical to the efficiency of a heat transfer fluid system. A well-operated heat transfer fluid system can enable efficient production, fewer shutdowns, less maintenance time, and lower costs. In order to maintain a sound heat transfer system, it is critical that the fluid is well cared for and, when the fluid reaches the end of its life, is efficiently changed out for new fluid.

Read these guidelines to help ensure efficient operation of heat transfer systems.

 

Cost Management in Heat Transfer Fluid Systems

Chemical engineering article—Cost Management in Heat Transfer Fluid Systems

By taking ownership of fluid-related decisions for the entire life of the project, from design through dismantling, users can secure the best and lowest-cost approach in process heating and cooling.

Read more about cost management in heat transfer systems.

 

Break the fire triangle

Chemical engineering article—Heat Transfer Fluid Leaks: Break the Fire Triangle

Extreme processing temperatures present the greatest risk. Know where leaks are most likely to occur and how to prevent them.

Read more about preventing fluid leaks.

 

Total Lifecycle Care

TLC Total Lifecycle Care®

We want you to succeed! The TLC Total Lifecycle Care® program from Eastman is designed to support Therminol customers throughout their systems' lifecycle. This comprehensive program includes sample analysis, system design support, operational training, safety awareness training, start-up assistance, flush and refill fluids, and our fluid trade-in program.

Read more about the TLC program.