Part 8 of the About Paratherm series…
Greetings from Paratherm,
About Paratherm Services
Paratherm offers several services related to heat transfer fluids
and hot oil systems.
Fluid Analysis leads this list, and in some ways, the other
services flow out of it.
Something has changed in your process. As often happens in
thermal fluid systems, it ran great for a long time, with minimal
attention. But recently, you’ve noticed one or more of the
When these or other system symptoms occur, you need a fluid
When Paratherm technical experts are asked to troubleshoot a
problem, we usually start with a fluid analysis, to run the
tests, compare the results to values for brand-new fluid, and
seek what has changed and what it means. But with 20+ years of
experience working with these fluids, systems, and applications,
many times we can just “walk and talk” a system and get a feel
for what’s right and wrong with the process. Oftentimes we can
even diagnose on the phone. This service comes with the fluid,
so if you’re a Paratherm customer, don’t hesitate to call us if
you suspect something isn’t right. And because our experience
extends well beyond our own product line, we also will
troubleshoot non-Paratherm applications, for a reasonable fee.
Because Paratherm’s primary focus is on the fluid and related services, we try to leave system design to the equipment professionals and engineering firms. But Paratherm fluids are in an installed base of thousands of systems. And in performing that troubleshooting service described above, our engineers have analyzed many hundreds of system drawings and helped solve a multitude of problems. So we sometimes advise on system layout to suggest better arrangements of the components, their sizes, and their functions. We also recommend component brands and providers, as well as heater manufacturers, to best suit the specific requirements of your process.
- Consider taking out this three-way valve, repipe it like this,
and put a 2-way here, and another here
- Move this pump to this location for better fluid velocity where it counts
- Remove that in-line strainer and put a 10% side-stream filter here
- Take the insulation off that expansion tank, take it off the valve and
joint areas, and insulate that long pipe run
- Safety Training
- Thermal System Maintenance and Operation
- System Inspection, Training & Certification
Paratherm offers ½ day and 1-day on-site training on safety,
maintenance, and operation of hot-oil heat transfer systems.
2-day and custom trainings are also available.
For further information on any of these services, call Paratherm
toll free at (800) 222-3611 in the US and Canada, at +1
610-941-4900 for international inquiries.
For your convenience, in case you missed any, here are the previous messages in this series:
Ryan Ritz, Product Manager
31 Portland Road
West Conshohocken PA 19428 USA
610-941-4900 phone 610-941-9191 fax
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