Frequently Asked Questions
Kilfrost’s technical team offers industry-leading expertise and can assist with in-depth advice and guidance across all areas. Get in touch to share details of your challenge and we can advise which of our industry-leading products may suit best. Our technical team can also provide access to our Kilfrost HTF Test Kit, which has been designed to assist in the installation and maintenance of glycol-based thermal fluids covering a number of applications, including a hand-held optical refractometer which provides an accurate reading of the refractive index of the glycol-based thermal fluid in the system, pH Test Strips to indicate potential corrosion or degradation, a Sample Bottle to send to us for further exploration if needed and all supporting documentation including instructions and logging sheets.
11  Is it possible to mix Kilfrost heat transfer fluids with other manufacturers' fluids?
All Kilfrost heat transfer fluids are mixable with other manufacturers' fluids of the same base chemistry. Incompatibility within certain mixtures of fluids may occur and could affect the resulting corrosion protection performance. In such cases, liability cannot be accepted by Kilfrost
12  Should Kilfrost heat transfer fluids be checked regularly once installed?
It is recommended that Kilfrost heat transfer fluids are checked every six months. Kilfrost provides a test kit and a fluid testing service, details of which can be provided upon request.
13  What is the ASTM standard and why do we use it as a reference?
The ASTM standard is a globally recognised leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary concensus standards. It is used to test the performance specification for corrosion inhibiting coolant concentrates for use in heating systems. Kilfrost heat transfer fluids have been specifically designed to minimise damage to systems compared to just water alone or when using uninhibited water/glycol mixtures and adheres to all ASTM standards specifications.
14  What is the minimum dilution for Kilfrost heat transfer fluids?
Kilfrost fluids should not be diluted at less than 20% v/v. Anything lower than this may reduce the efficiency of the corrosion inhibitors within the fluid.
15  Where can I get more information on my products?
Information on all Kilfrost products, including product and Technical Data Sheets are available on the relevant product sections of the website.
Alternatively you can search for the information/documents you are looking for in the library section.