Flu Shots … and Closed Loop System Checks

We all know that fall is a time to think about our flu shots, and that it is critical to maintain our health during the flu season. Have you considered checking the health of your customers’ closed loop HVAC and geothermal equipment, to ensure that it too stays healthy all season long? CORECHEM Inc. is your resource for analyzing thermal fluids, to give your customer the peace of mind that their systems contain enough antifreeze to protect from a freeze up flu.

Closed Loop System

Why Is It Important to Treat Your System with the Burst Protection Flu Shot?

Winter is once again on the brink, and just like humans, the health of your closed loops systems might suffer. CORECHEM’s GlycoChill+™ and Exo Endosol™ products provide both the freeze and corrosion resistance that your clients’ systems need to stay well all winter long.

From now until November 30, CORECHEM is offering thermal fluid analysis for any system, at no charge! Simply reach out to us at sales@corecheminc.com or call 800-258-5829 to have a sample kit shipped to you today. You should get your results within 2 days of the receipt of your sample!

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Geothermal Fluids – Is your system protected from biofouling and corrosion?

Geothermal Fluid Pump – Biofouling & Corrosion (photo courtesy of Ambient Geothermal)

While a system may contain a sufficient level of heat transfer fluid to prevent the system from freezing, what is often overlooked is the protection of the system from corrosion and biofouling.  When glycol-based heat transfer fluids are used in closed-loop geothermal systems, the risk of biofouling and corrosion is much higher than the risk of the fluid freezing.  To prevent system biofouling and corrosion the following recommendations should be taken into consideration.

  • Glycol-based heat transfer fluid concentrations above 20% will inhibit the growth of most microorganisms and fungi, the source of biofouling.
  • Inhibitors buffer the effects of organic acids that form due to the degradation of glycol. When using concentrated glycol-based heat transfer fluids ensure that the inhibitors are adequate at the dilution used.
  • Ensure that the system is properly flushed and purged of air before introducing the heat transfer fluids.
  • The use of deionized water will reduce the risk of bio-contamination from water.
  • After completing the installation of the heat transfer fluid allow the system to circulate for complete mixing and purge all air from the system.

CORECHEM Inc. is a manufacturer of glycol and alcohol based heat transfer fluids for commercial closed-loop HVAC and geothermal systems, our products provide protection, comfort and efficiency, for you and your clients.  Call us today at 1-800-258-5829 for further information on preventing corrosion and biofouling.

Matthew Werle