Heat Transfer Fluid Industry Leader Announces Major Website Renovation

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Plastic processing, die casting, and molding machines use heat transfer fluid systems to stay at an optimal operating temperature. Oxidation due to atmospheric contamination of the heat transfer fluid produces carbon and sludge, leading to premature system failure and increased maintenance costs. Choosing the best thermal oil for the job is a difficult process now made significantly easier with Duratherm's redesigned website.

Heat transfer fluid is the "lifeblood" for much of the machinery used in the plastic processing, die casting and molding industries. However, choosing the right fluid (also referred to as heat transfer oil, thermal oil or thermic fluid) can be a challenge for time-pressed maintenance engineers. Duratherm Extended Life Fluids has been servicing the heat transfer industry worldwide with effective and innovative products and has now redeveloped their website (http://www.heat-transfer-fluid.com) to better meet the needs of their customers and prospects.

"Heat transfer fluids are a necessity in so many industries, yet the differences between fluids are not well understood." says Michael Bates, Technology Director of Duratherm Extended Life Fluids. Bates continues "Comments from thousands of our clients revealed that while our technical specialists could quickly identify the right heat transfer fluid for a particular application, the people running the machines had a difficult time selecting the fluid that provided the best performance for the job at hand. We've spent the past several months evaluating those comments and developing a system which makes it easy for maintenance engineers to pick out the right fluid for the machine and then pass on the technical details to the plant engineers as required. This can be found online at http://www.heat-transfer-fluid.com/resources/members/compare.php

Choosing the right heat transfer fluid for the job depends on a variety of factors. The processing temperature, type of machine, type of heat transfer system and even the condition of the machinery are all important considerations. Bates says "So many machines use heat transfer fluid systems that are open to the atmosphere. For the staff, it's vitally important that the fluid in those systems is non-toxic. For the machines, it's important that oxidation be kept at bay so the systems don't get clogged by carbon or sludge deposits. Our heat transfer fluids are non-toxic and contain special additives to prevent oxidation. We have a complete line of thermal oils and heat transfer system cleaners to keep any machine working at its best. Our updated website makes it easier for people to choose the right fluid for the job."

Since 1977, Duratherm Extended Life Fluids has provided the worldwide heat transfer fluid industry with highly effective and innovative products ranging from heat transfer fluid and related products, to thermal oils, thermic fluids and specialized lubricants. Working closely with equipment manufacturers and their customers, they have an intimate and unrivaled understanding of real world concerns for heat transfer fluids, including pioneering the development and use of system cleaners as a maintenance tool.

For more information on DuraClean system cleaners or Duratherm's line of heat transfer fluids and thermal oils, visit http://www.heat-transfer-fluid.com

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