Deadly degrees of difference How small changes in temperature can impact productivity

In June 2019, Müller UK recalled two Cadbury desserts from supermarkets after discovering the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. To kill off listeriosis in food, manufacturers must ensure products are heated to at least 74 degrees Celsius. Just one- or two-degrees difference will compromise food products and could be dangerous to consumers, as Müller discovered. Here, Clive Jones managing director of thermal fluid supplier Global Heat Transfer, explains how temperature can impact the performance and life span of a heat transfer fluid.

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Deadly degrees of difference – how small changes in temperature can impact productivity

Temperature plays a crucial role in everyday life. One small change could impact something simple such as a morning coffee or larger aspects such as seasons and personal health. In manufacturing, temperature can mean the difference between productivity and costly mistakes, particularly when working with thermal oil. Here, Clive Jones managing director of thermal fluid supplier Global Heat Transfer, explains how temperature can impact the performance and life span of a heat transfer fluid.

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Improving efficiency with proactive monitoring

Heat transfer systems carry heat transfer fluids (HTFs) through a production line for various purposes, such as cooking food or processing chemicals. These fluids are designed to be chemically and thermally stable, which leads many to believe that they require little to no maintenance. However, under certain conditions, they can deteriorate and become more viscous and acidic or even crystallise into solid carbon build-ups that obstruct the system and cause uneven heat distribution.

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Improving efficiency with proactive monitoring

Here, Dave Dyer, Technical Sales Engineer at thermal oil supplier, Global Heat Transfer, explains how a poorly maintained heat transfer system can lead to an equally problematic slowdown in production and how plant managers can prevent this.

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Choose the right heat transfer fluid

Selecting a high-temperature HTF to use in a new operation isn’t a simple task for a non-specialist. Here, we’ll address some of the common conundrums that every company will face and provide some practical pointers.

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Heat transfer fluid maintenance

Clive Jones discusses best practice for maintaining efficient heat transfer systems when operating industrial laundry equipment in the public sector

In early 2019, two outbreaks of scabies in correctional facilities hit the international news, one at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Michigan, the other at Polmont Young Offenders Institution near Falkirk, UK. Highly contagious diseases such as scabies can more easily spread in facilities where hundreds of people, often in vulnerable health conditions, share the same spaces, such as in hospitals and prisons.

One way to help prevent the spread of infection is to wash laundry frequently and at high temperatures.

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Manufacturing Chemist – Preparing for a safety audit

In an environment in which employees work in close proximity with potentially hazardous substances, such as thermal fluids, plant managers need to ensure their facility is safe. The best way to reduce risk in these facilities is to adhere to regulations.

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How plant managers can prepare for a site safety audit

In an environment where employees work in close proximity with potentially hazardous substances, such as thermal fluid, plant managers need to ensure their facility is safe. The best way to reduce risk in these facilities is to adhere to regulations.

Here, Clive Jones, Managing Director of thermal fluid supply and preventative management specialist , Global Heat Transfer, explains how plant managers using heat transfer fluid can prepare for a safety audit.

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Learn the system

When operating in facilities that use heat transfer systems, manufacturers must ensure their plants run safely and efficiently to meet equipment regulations. However, in many ways, regulatory compliance is only a minimum in terms of safety checks and maintenance.

The better the operator’s understanding of the system, the more able they are to spot issues early and prevent costly downtime.

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10 jobs up for grabs at Staffordshire business

thermal fluid expert, Global Heat Transfer is looking to grow its team by ten after a period of exceptional growth. The company already has several expansion plans in place, including the opening of a new facility at its Cold Meece headquarters near Stone. The company is recruiting three technical sales specialists, two engineering support staff, a marketing executive, a project coordinator, a member of warehouse support, a technician and an administration assistant. The full job specifications for all available positions can be found here –

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