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Top tips for managing thermal fluids and their systems

Risk in thermal fluid systems is always high. That’s why it’s important to understand how to monitor and manage risk, to create a safe working environment and keep fluids working at optimum performance. Continuous monitoring of thermal fluids and their systems not only helps firms to save money, but it can also eliminate future risks, improving employee safety and, crucially, saving lives.

1. Recondition rather than replace

Traditionally, when systems needed to restore fluid flash points they would have to replace the thermal fluid in its entirety. Now, when firms notice their fluid has a reduced flash point, suppliers are able to recondition thermal oils to maintain appropriate flash points. Here at TFS, we’ve created an alternative to costly fluid replacement in the form of our revolutionary HTfluidfit service. Cost effective and environmentally sustainable, the HTfluidfit prolongs fluid life by a factor of 10 and reconditioning can be undertaken while systems are in full operation, avoiding costly down time. Find out more about the benefits of the HTfluidfit.

2. The importance of long-lasting fluids

Through continuous research and development, our long-lasting fluids have been created to offer a high level of stability, slowing the fluid degradation process and flash point reduction. Working with such fluids reduces the frequency with which fluids need to be reconditioned or replaced, meaning that systems can continue to operate safely and efficiently in the long-term, with minimum flashpoints consistently maintained.

3. Invest in risk management strategy

Risk management involves the continuous monitoring and maintenance of thermal fluids and their systems. Comprehensive fluid sampling and analysis can help you gain a better understanding of the condition of your fluid and the steps you can take to prevent future risk. Here at TFS, our experienced engineers take fluid samples to our purpose built, in-house laboratory to analyse the condition of thermal fluids, before helping you and your maintenance team understand the results and the implications this has for your thermal fluid system. To find out more about the fluid tests available from TFS, take a look at our previous blog.

Ensuring your fluids comply with current legislation is also a crucial element to employing a risk management strategy.  

For more information on the fluids on offer from TFS, or advice on how to effectively manage risk in your thermal fluid systems, get in touch with our expert team on 01298 815862.