Heat Transfer Fluid for Industrial Laundry Applications
Why use a heat transfer fluid in industrial laundry facilities?
In industrial laundry equipment, fluid-based heat transfer systems are usually employed to transport heat, for example when operating flatwork irons. In this context, thermal fluid systems are preferable to traditional steam-based systems, in that they easily heat up to 230° C compared with the 180° C of steam-based systems.
Moreover, fluid-based flatiron systems operate at a pressure that is approximately 85 times inferior to that required by steam-based systems. Fluid-based systems are therefore preferable, because they reduce health and safety hazards for operators.
Finally, thermal fluid systems reduce common issues in the laundry industry that would be amplified with a steam-based system, such as corrosion, condensate return and steam trap maintenance.