Heat Transfer Oil Analysis Services
WearCheck’s heat transfer oil test kit has been designed to enhance efficiency in thermal transfer machinery.
Degraded or contaminated oil can cause reduced system efficiencies due to damaged pumps or fouled heat exchangers. Compromised oil can become a fire or explosion risk. It is therefore vital that heat transfer oils be tested regularly.
Heat transfer oil analysis targets key areas of the oil’s performance, contamination and degradation. For instance, oxidation of the oil will result in elevated acid levels as well as an increased viscosity, and the by-products of this oxidation will lead to deposits in the system resulting in lower thermal efficiencies. Oxidation can be caused by excessive operating temperatures and/or the presence of metallic catalysts such as iron or copper, and over-extended fluid service.