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Fluid, Testing & Analysis

Accurate sampling and in house testing and analysis by TFS will give you heat transfer fluid and system advice that you can rely on; optimising your preventative maintenance or as a rapid response to system failure.

Continued use of heat transfer fluids results in a breakdown of the liquid structure. This can simply be the result of general wear and tear though this will accelerate at extreme high or low operational temperatures. Poor system design or changes in processing can also lead to rapid fluid degradation as well as system malfunction. In order to evaluate the fluid and system safety our engineers can discuss the tests results ‘on the spot’ with any system implications and corrective actions that may be necessary.

The diagnostic service for Thermal Fluid Solution users

One of our experienced systems engineers will correctly sample the fluid, this is followed by a full suite of relavant tests detailed below, these are completed in our purpose built in house laboratory. 

Once these tests have been undertaken the most important part of the process is the review of the results. Understanding what is going on in the system is not as simple as an upper and lower limit for each of the test results. To really understand what is going on in a thermal fluid system, both within the fluid and the system components the reviewing expert needs to understand the interaction and relationship coupled with the results and past results of each idividual test. 

Our aim at TFS is not to just assist customers with regulation compliance but also to alert our customers to issues within their facility before they cause damage to system or fluid. Forewarning of maintenance issues leads to better planning & reliability, the valuable TFS thermal fluid care testing service gives both best practice with least costs.

Relevant in house fluid tests:

  • Viscosity @ 40°C ASTM D455
  • Closed Flash Point, Pensky Martens ASTM B D93-00°C
  • Open Flash Point, Cleveland ASTM D92-98a °C
  • Fire Point, Cleveland ASTM D92-98a °C
  • Carbon Level, Ramsbottom ASTM D524 %wt
  • Total Acid Number, D664-95 (Reapproved 2001)
  • Water Content, Karl Fischer ASTM D1744 ppm