Flushing Fluids - Additives

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DynaSolv BT is an additive that provides high solvency for hydrocarbons that is found in most petroleum derived heat transfer (HT) oils and also from synthetic and organic HT fluids. Oftentimes, organic HT are chosen to act as the heat transfer medium. This kind of additive can easily dissolve any hydrocarbon sludge or deposits in a HT system. Oftentimes, organic HT fluids are chosen to act as the heat transfer medium.

It has a relatively high boiling point with very low viscosity and pour point. Also the superior thermal stability make the additive a very cost effective choice for use with a HT fluids and oils. Especially once the fluid and oil have oxidized and then thermally broken down.

This additive works great when ever you would need to "pre-clean" the system while it is operating. Degraded hydrocarbons solubilize in the additive. When this happen it helps with the extension of the fluid life. It also reduces the viscosity and increases the HT efficiency. When the additive is used you really do not need flushing fluids. The reason for that is because it helps to reduce the downtime and the disposal costs. Which saves you and your company money.

The way that the HT fluid works can be helpful when you are deciding the additive for your unit. The high temperature HT fluids are used when the fluid reaches an operating temperatures of 300°F to 750°F. It is safer and more efficient than steam, electrical, or even direct fire heating methods. It is important to select the proper heat transfer fluid for the system. It is important to do this while it is in the design phase for all the possible process fluid improvements. In doing this will make the unit more acceptable and a more uniform for the delivery or removal of British Thermal Unit (BTU).

The additive can be added to any heating or any cooling processes. When the petroleum derived fluid has oxidized or thermally broken down. This is a very cost effective way to extend the life of the HT fluid and oil. In doing that it also helps to lower your problem solving costs. This is another way to save your business money and downtime.

Commonly, the additive is added at levels as low as 5%. How much you end up adding will depends on the severity of the thermal breakdown and also on the amount of deposits in the system.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29