Replacing Flammable-Rated Heat Transfer Fluid in Fine Chemicals Production
A fine-chemical producer in Georgia needed a low-temperature heat transfer fluid to replace the flammable-rated product in their reactor loop, and chose the Paratherm LR™ Heat Transfer Fluid. This food grade (NSF approved) fluid operates between -40°C and +204°C. Its >60°C flashpoint allows it to be classified as Combustible rather than Flammable, reducing safety concerns. Chemical, cosmetic, and electronic-materials manufacturers have replaced Silicone-based, glycol/water, and other fluid chemistries with the Paratherm LR fluid.
Fragrances and Pheromones Firm in New England Needed Much Lower Temperatures
After seeing a lab demonstration showing the new Paratherm CR™ (Cryogenic-Range) heat transfer fluid reaching temperatures well below -80 degrees C, Bedoukian Corporation tested the fluid, using it to remove heat from exothermic chemical reactions, and found it far more efficient at reducing temperatures than any other fluid the company had ever used. READ MORE…
Heat Transfer Fluids Control Temperature in Formation of Unique Plastics Additives
Specialty Plastics Company Polyvisions, Inc. creates unique, pelletized additives their customers use to make finished plastic products. Paratherm NF® heat transfer fluid tightly controls production temperatures in Polyvision’s continuous processors, jacketed ribbon blenders, and extruders that process pigments, nucleating agents, lubricants and surface modifiers. The high-temperature NF fluid delivers the reliability, uniformity and superior performance necessary across the variety of processing conditions in this specialty business. READ MORE…
Glycol-Water Couldn’t Deliver– Solution: Food-Grade Paratherm Mid-Range Heat Transfer Fluid
A Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Puerto Rico switched their specification from Glycol-Water to Paratherm MG™ (now called Paratherm MR) heat transfer fluid, for a process requiring a temperature range of around 100 degrees F down to about 30 degrees F. They needed a completely non-toxic, food-grade oil due to the requirements of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. The Paratherm MR, a synthetic-hydrocarbon-based thermal oil with a range from 30 degrees F to 500 degrees F, serves the low temperatures required by the process, delivers the required cooling capacity, and requires less environmental oversight than ethylene glycol.
- Little Leaks Can Cause Big Problems Process Heating Magazine
- Preventing Fires in Thermal Oil Heat-Transfer Systems Chemical Processing Mag.
- Don’t Overlook Mineral Oils Process Heating Magazine
- Thermal Fluid System Leakage Paratherm Technical Data Sheet
The Engineers at Paratherm Corporation know chemical processing systems and applications as well as they know their fluids. Above are just a few examples of successful CPI processors getting the most out of Paratherm and its superior products and engineering support.
Want a further taste of Paratherm’s expertise? Look at the menu bar on the right of this page, and click on the TipSheet™ link. Here you’ll find brief technical notes about systems. TipSheets cover system safety, efficiency, contamination, tuning and trouble-shooting, starting up, shutting down, and more. Like what you see? Sign up and you’ll get these quick technical briefs every month or so via email.
Paratherm heat transfer oils are stocked in 6 locations around North America (and 5 more around the world) so you can get them fast. Click on Availability to see where.
For comprehensive and accessible information, organized for quick and handy reference, click on Heat Transfer Fluids or System Cleaners on the navigation at the top of this page. Although heat transfer fluids and cleaners are what we ship to you, services are what we do for you. All day, everyday. Design assistance, thermal fluid analysis, applications support, preventive maintenance, and fast, attentive response to orders and other needs.
Paratherm has been developing new heat transfer fluid products since 1988—products that continue to improve the efficiency of thermal processing applications and product quality . Paratherm customers have learned to count on the safety and reliability of these safe, non-toxic, non-fouling fluids.
New stocking and shipping locations mean customers get the products they require quickly. And Paratherm’s commitment to applications and system support means they get the answers they need even more quickly.