By taking a proactive approach to working fluid analysis, those responsible for managing or maintaining closed loop systems can detect issues early, and take remedial action before fluid efficiency and system condition are compromised. Even when heat transfer fluids have been carefully selected and commissioned, they can still be prone to degradation - leading to loss of heat transfer capacity, unplanned maintenance, and costly shutdowns.

Hydratech’s in-house laboratory carries out analytical fluid testing of hydronic system fluids to identify water contaminates, bacterial presence, water treatment levels or the make-up of elements:

Chemical analysis
Includes - Ph levels, concentrations of minerals such as copper, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphates, silicates, magnesium, potassium, aluminium and sodium.

Microbiological analysis
Includes - TVC/Aerobic, NRB & SRB (Nitrite reducing bacteria & Sulphite reducing bacteria), pseudomonas, legionella and E.Coli, mould and yeast.

Fluid Monitoring Program - How it works

Operation of the Fluid Monitoring Program (FMP) is very straight forward. Customers are supplied with pre-packaged and labelled bottles for sample collecting and despatching to Hydratech's in-house laboratory.

Following testing, a Hydratech engineer will issue a Fluid Monitoring Program report - to confirm coolant and system condition (concentration, pH, total dissolved solids, turbidity etc) and where appropriate any recommended action.

Hydratech recommend quarterly sampling, in accordance with BSRIA and British Standard BS8552 guidelines.

For more information on Hydratech’s Fluid Monitoring Program call 01792 586800 or click below.