Our Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Jerry Lewis, shared technical details on our new industry-changing Heat Transfer Fluids during this year’s Chillventa exhibition in Nuremberg. If you didn’t have the opportunity to visit our stand, here’s a recap. Jerry has worked in chemistry and technology for more than 30 years, with specific application and market areas including pharmaceutical synthesis, surfactants, emulsion explosives, industrial coatings, oilfield and oleochemistry. He was on hand across the three-day event alongside the rest of the Kilfrost team to offer advice and guidance on our new range of next-generation Heat Transfer Fluids including Kilfrost GLV, Kilfrost ALV, Kilfrost ALV Plus and Kilfrost GEO.
These fluids have been developed in line with the need to overcome the well-recognised dilemma that most fluid users have in the trade-off, between efficiency and safety. Mono propylene glycol (MPG) is Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) and is therefore the base fluid chosen in food contact applications. However, it is not very effective at heat transfer at low temperatures, due to its high viscosity under these conditions. In contrast, mono ethylene glycol (MEG) has a much better (lower) viscosity profile, but is toxic to mammals including humans.
The new Kilfrost LV range has viscosity profiles at low temperatures which are equal to, or better than, that of MEG, but are only based on food-safe materials. These improved viscosity profiles allow higher heat transfer and lower system pressure drops, leading to savings in pump energy usage of up to 30% over traditional fluids. In consequence, there is no longer a need to compromise between efficiency and safety – the Kilfrost LV range offers both.
Our new Heat Transfer Fluid range, for the very first-time ever, provides a commercial solution to the toxicity-vs-efficiency challenge.
Do contact us to find out more about Kilfrost’s Heat Transfer Fluid solutions, or if you’d like a copy of the technical data and specifications we shared during our attendance at Chillventa, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject HTF Chillventa.