Corrosion Prevention Articles

  • Industrial Chillers, Laboratory Chillers, Process Chillers - Fluid Corrosion Issues in Cooling Systems

    Pure water (H20) is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. It is composed of hydrogen and oxygen. Because water becomes contaminated by the substances with which it comes into contact, it is not available for use in its pure state. To some degree, water can dissolve every naturally occurring substance on the earth. Because of this property, water has been termed a "universal solvent." Although beneficial to mankind, the solvency power of water can pose a major threat to industrial chillers, laboratory chillers, process chillers and other cooling systems.

  • Cleaning Procedure for Existing Non-ferrous Closed Circuit Process Water Cooling Systems

    General: The following cleaning & flushing procedure is intended to help remove scale, oxides, algae, and other contaminants from "closed" re-circulating process water systems which contain soft metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, and other non-ferrous materials. It is recommended that the user perform a review of the system wetted materials and address any chemical compatibility concerns relating to specific components in the system with the equipment OEM and/ or chemical manufacturer prior to implementation. Opti Temp assumes no liability for any damage that may result from use of the procedure outlined below.