Pharmaceutical Processing

Heat Transfer Fluid for Pharmaceutical Processing

Pharmaceutical processing requires the use of a specific heat transfer fluid that is designed to work to the correct temperature for prolonged periods. Choosing the correct fluid can positively impact the operating efficiency of your system and increase the lifespan of both the fluid and the system.

Application

Globaltherm® L is a multi-purpose high performance benzyltoluene heat transfer fluid. It is for use in closed loop heat transfer systems. It is used predominantly in pharmaceutical industries and plastic processing and can be used in liquid and vapour form.

About Globaltherm® L

Globaltherm® L benzyltoluene HTF is recommended for use in the temperature range from -30°C (-22°F) to 360°C (680°F), but can be used intermittently at film temperatures as high as 380°C (716° F). It can also be used in pressurised systems up to 360°C (680°F).
  • Multi-purpose HTF in bulk outlet temperature ranges:
  • -20°C (-4°F) to 280°C (536°F) in non-pressurised heat transfer systems
  • 280°C (536°F) to 680°C (680°F) in pressurised or liquid-vapour heat transfer systems
  • Globaltherm® L heat transfer fluid is non-corrosive
  • Globaltherm® L can be used in the liquid or liquid/vapour phase due to its narrow boiling range of around 4°C (39°F)
  • This heat transfer fluid has low pour point and pumping limit
  • -30°C (-22°F)
  • A thermal fluid with low viscosity for excellent heat transfer efficiency
  • Globaltherm® L is a benzyl aromatic with excellent thermal stability
Product1000 Litre IBC208 Litre barrelBulk
Globaltherm® L (-30°C – 360°C)
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Application

GLOBALTHERM® D Heat transfer fluid is a synthetic organic heat transfer fluid designed for relatively low-temperature use in the liquid phase in closed unpressurised heat transfer systems with forced circulation. The recommended upper temperature limit is 200°C.This thermal fluid meets the FOA Regulation CFR 21 Part 178.3530 and 178.3650 and is primarily used in chemical processing applications.

About Globaltherm® D

Globaltherm® D is recommended for use in heat transfer fluid systems operating in the temperature range from -80°C (-112°F) to 200°C (392° F).
  • The product is most suitable for indirect cooling in refrigeration plants and in processes
  • GLOBALTHERM® D Heat transfer fluid is thermally stable over the recommended usage range and provides good performance
  •  GLOBALTHERM® D Heat transfer fluid is intended for use as heat-transfer medium in a closed plant.
  • This heat transfer fluid does not corrode metallic materials used in the construction of heat transfer systems.
  • This heat transfer fluid is a non-corrosive clear heat transfer fluid
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Application

Globaltherm® J Heat transfer fluid is a superior high performance, energy efficient heat transfer fluid suitable for use in all kinds of industrial processes.

About Globaltherm® J

  • This high performance heat transfer fluid is a mixture of isomers of an alkylated aromatic specially engineered for demanding low-temperature applications in liquid phase pressurised systems.
  • Globaltherm® J Heat transfer fluid is a heat transfer agent suitable for applications requiring single fluid heating and cooling.
  • This fluid is recommended for use in a temperature range from <-80°C (-112°F) up to a maximum bulk temperature of 315°C (600°F) in the liquid phase.
  • This heat transfer fluid can also be used in vapour phase systems operating from 181°C to 315°C (358°F - 600°F).
  • This heat transfer fluid offers outstanding low-temperature pumpability and excellent thermal stability for protection against accidental overheating.
ProductBulk176kg barrel
Globaltherm® J (-80°C – 315°C)
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Application

Globaltherm® S is a high performance heat transfer fluid for use in closed loop, non-pressurised heat transfer systems. Primary uses are chemical industries and plastic processing applications.

About Globaltherm® S

Globaltherm® S is recommended for use in an upper temperature range from 250°C (482°F) to 350°C (662°F), but can be used intermittently at film temperatures as high as 380°C (716° F).
  • Globaltherm® S heat transfer fluid is non-corrosive and can be used in non-pressurised heat transfer systems
  • This heat transfer fluid can be used in systems requiring start-up temperatures as low as -5°C (23°F) without the need for heat tracing
  • Globaltherm® S thermal fluid is thermally stable up to 300°C (572°F) and can be used for several years below this temperature with no adverse impact on performance
  • Low viscosity 17cSt @ 40°C (104°F) with a pumping limit at -5°C (23°F)
  • This thermal fluid has a high ASTM D93 flash point at 200°C – the highest in class
  • Globaltherm® S has high thermal stress resistance in the bulk temperature range  from 60°C-350°C (140°F - 662°F)
  • Globaltherm® S has a highly aromatic structure with a boiling point range of 385°C -395°C (725°F -743°F) - the highest in class
Product1000 Litre IBC208 Litre barrelBulk
Globaltherm® S (-5°C – 350°C)
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Application

A highly efficient, non-toxic, food grade heat transfer fluid that is safe for incidental food contact in food processing plants and pharmaceutical facilities

About Globaltherm® FG

Made from severely hydro-treated base stocks, Globaltherm® FG thermal fluidhas outstanding thermal oxidation stability allowing operation at high temperatures for extended periods. It is non-hazardous, non-toxic, water white and odourless.Highly efficient non-fouling NSF HT-1, FDA and USDA-Certified food grade heat transfer fluid is specified in a broad variety of industrial process applications in addition to food processing.Globaltherm® FG thermal fluid is a high efficiency heat transfer fluidspecifically developed for non-pressurised, indirectly heated, liquid phase heat transfer systems found in food processing plants, pharmaceutical operations and other “food grade” applications that require bulk temperatures up to 326°C (619°F). FG is a mixture of exceptionally pure HT hydrocracked base oils.Globaltherm® FG is NSF certified for use in food and pharmaceutical processing
  • Globaltherm® FG thermal fluid is non-hazardous, non-toxic and odourless which means it requires no special handling and is not considered a “controlled substance” under United States OSHA, Canadian WHMIS or other work place regulations.
  • Globaltherm® FG is NSF HT-1 Accredited
  • The fluid is USDA CFR Title 21 178.3570 Compliant
  • The fluid is also USFDA21 CR Compliant
Product208 Litre barrelBulk25 Litre1050 Litre IBC
Globaltherm® FG
In pharmaceutical processing, some chemical reactions take place at very high temperatures, and others, such as crystallisation, require low temperatures. To accommodate all the required processes, heat transfer fluids used in pharmaceutical processing must have a broad operating temperature range.
Chemical composition is an important factor to consider when selecting a heat transfer fluid. Chemical composition will have an impact on the fluid’s properties, such as thermal stability and heat transfer efficiency. Matching the fluid to the system and the operating temperature can help to preserve fluid life.While mineral heat transfer oils offer a good trade off between cost and performance, synthetic thermal fluids are the more popular choice in pharmaceutical applications. These have a lower susceptibility to form carbon than mineral based oils, offer better heat transfer efficiency and thermal stability, as well as a higher resistance to fouling.
Global Heat Transfer has over 30 years of experience in supplying and maintaining thermal fluid for the pharmaceutical industry.A range of Globaltherm® heat transfer fluids can be used for pharmaceutical batch processing because of their broad operating temperature range.
Proactive analysis and maintenance of heat transfer fluid is essential for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Thermal fluids degrade over time, particularly at high temperatures, reducing the efficiency of the system.Regular thermal fluid analysis helps plant managers monitor oil condition. By taking a sample when the heat transfer system is hot, closed and circulating, plant managers get an accurate representation of the condition of the fluid inside the system.After taking an accurate sample, plant managers can send the sample to thermal fluid experts, such as Global Heat Transfer, for analysis.  Regular sampling can also act as an early warning system, allowing plant managers to intervene and solve issues before they impact production.
At Global Heat Transfer we provide an extensive preventative maintenance programme, Thermocare.Our expert engineers will work with you to improve accuracy when monitoring fluid, provide technical interventions when necessary, organise maintenance schedules and train staff. Our team also offers 24 hour engineering support to help you quickly diagnose and fix faults that can impact production.

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