Ethylene Glycol / Water Mixture Properties

Ethylene Glycol / Water Mixture Properties Mixtures of Ethylene Glycol and water are commonly used as an antifreeze or heat transfer fluid, such as in our GlycoChill+ E-series Heat Transfer Fluids. Here are the chemical and physical properties of Ethylene Glycol/water mixtures.   Appearance / Odor Ethylene Glycol and water are both naturally clear and […]

Deionized Water vs Distilled Water for Heat Transfer Applications

Heat transfer fluids are often diluted with water to achieve the appropriate freeze protection required, and sometimes systems are filled with water alone. Which type of water should be used- deionized water or distilled water? Deionized Water Deionized water is produced by running water through an RO unit, resin bed system, or some similar piece […]

Do I Need To Treat My Closed Loop System for Organic Growth?

Geothermal and chilled water closed loop systems need to be treated for organic growth. Here we offer tips on cleaning and treating your system, and discuss what happens if you don’t treat. Initial Cleaning Post-Installation: Closed loop systems should always be properly flushed and cleaned after the initial installation and before the first fill. Oil, […]

Winterizing with GlycoChill+

January 20, 2021 Winterization, and winterization maintenance throughout the winter, is a crucial part of maintaining plumbing and HVAC systems. Hoses and pipes that will not be used during the winter and are exposed to freezing temperatures should be properly drained and stored. Critical systems that will be used during the wintertime must be maintained […]

GlycoChill+ Gets a New Look!

December 31, 2019 Exciting news for the New Year! Our GlycoChill+ line of Glycols is starting the next decade right, with a brand new, 2020-worthy look! Our exclusive GlycoChill+ brand of inhibited Propylene and Ethylene glycols was created in 2010. For the past ten years, the aqua blue logo has served us well: Now, it’s […]

3 Key Benefits of Biobased Propylene Glycol

What do heat transfer fluids, laundry detergent, & packaged foods have in common? Propylene Glycol is commonly found in all of them! Propylene Glycol is a very versatile substance, and a top selling item at CORECHEM. Available in both USP and industrial grade, CORECHEM supplies our customers, commonly, with 100% biobased Propylene Glycol. This means […]

Which Type of Heat Transfer Fluid Should I Use?

September 10, 2019 CORECHEM carries four types of inhibited Heat Transfer Fluids: a Propylene Glycol-based fluid, an Ethylene Glycol-based fluid, an Ethanol-based fluid, and a Methanol-based fluid. Use this convenient reference chart to determine which type of Heat Transfer Fluid is most appropriate for your needs. Note: Due to product evaporation, our Ethanol and Methanol-based […]

How to Maintain the Glycol in your Chiller

Have you checked the glycol solution in your chiller system lately? At CORECHEM, we recommend checking the fluid in your chiller system annually, as part of a regular glycol/chiller maintenance schedule. Here’s how to do that: First, contact us to request a fluids analysis kit! We’ll mail it to you directly. The fluids analysis kit […]

Geothermal Maintenance Made Easy

April 2, 2019 As warm weather returns, it’s time for your spring geothermal maintenance check-up! At CORECHEM, we recommend you inspect your geothermal system at least once a year. Spring and fall are the most common times to do this. Test in the spring to look for post-winter issues; test in the fall to make […]

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 […]