Food & Beverage Cooling Fluids

Food & Beverage Cooling Fluids

Hydratech are proud to be one of the leading providers of heat transfer fluids and fluid management services to the UK food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Industry proven by the likes of Arla Dairies, Warburtons, Walls, Haribo, Brewdog and Glenmorangie, the Coolflow range of non-toxic, food safe glycols provide the precise, stable temperature control required to ensure optimum process efficiency and product quality.

Utilised throughout the food and beverage industry for applications including cooling, chilling, freezing, refrigerating, fermentation and packaging operations, Hydratech working fluids are formulated with multi-metal and multi-function inhibitors to extend equipment life and avoid costly downtime.

Working with industry leaders

A key objective since Hydratech's formation in 1998, has been the establishment of technical partnerships with industry leading food and beverage manufacturers.

Working with those responsible for process cooling system design, installation, and operation, Hydratech's engineers, chemists and analysts implement a fully integrated approach to fluid selection and management - which in turn, maximises performance, reduces operational costs and delivers significant return on investment.

Hydratech's holistic approach to cooling and heating system optimisation encompasses:

Fluid Selection

Secondary refrigerant characteristics have a direct and long-lasting impact on chiller-based cooling system performance, production output, energy consumption and operational lifespan. Fluid thermodynamics, toxicity, corrosion chemistry and aerobic bacteria, are all key considerations when selecting an appropriate secondary refrigerant formulation, mixing ratio and compatible inhibitor package.

For over 25 years, Hydratech have been assisting the food and beverage industry with fluid selection - utilising over 100 years combined experience in all aspects of cooling and heating applications. Whether your priority is cost, thermal efficiency, environmental impact, toxicity, corrosion resistance or a combination of all these, Hydratech has a fluid to suit. Contact our fluid experts here.

Fluid Monitoring

Based on many years of experience, it is not uncommon for the maintenance of chilled water systems to be overlooked. Under such circumstances various issues can develop, including advanced corrosion, biological fouling and sediment formation. All of which will have a direct and negative impact on heat transfer efficiency, pumping performance and energy consumption.

Hydratech’s in-house laboratory carries out analytical fluid testing of process cooling fluids, primarily microbiological and chemistry testing - to identify water contaminates, bacterial presence, water treatment levels or the make-up of elements. More on fluid monitoring here.

Fluid Management

Correct maintenance of cooling systems in food manufacturing is of vital importance, if process efficiency is to be optimised and operating costs are minimised. Hydratech Fluid Management Services (FMS) provide specialist engineering and maintenance services to customers installing, commissioning, operating, or optimising large process cooling systems.

By combining expertise in water-treatment chemistry, fluid-thermodynamics and mechanical engineering, Hydratech FMS division provide a comprehensive range of services to maximise thermal efficiency, minimise downtime and reduce risk. More on Hydratech Services here.

Coolflow DTX - a high performance non-toxic secondary refrigerant

Celebrating 10 years of proven success, Coolflow DTX is a revolutionary secondary refrigerant, suitable for replacing propylene glycol in food and cold storage cooling systems. Performance wise, DTX has very similar heat transfer and pumping characteristics to ethylene glycol and subsequently benefits from numerous operating advantages such as low viscosity, low dose rates and smaller systems and plant footprints onsite.

Proven to reduce energy costs by >10% (as verified by Star Technical Services), Coolflow DTX will maintain suitable efficiencies for low temperature systems previously not possible with propylene glycols - while improving fluid reliability and system longevity.

Get in touch

Customer first

Great emphasis is placed on 24-7 technical support – before, during and after the sales process – complimented by an ‘always in time’ approach to stock-holding and logistics. Talk direct, buy direct.

Call today on 01792 586800

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Checked your fluid condition?

Regular analysis can extend the life of both fluid and system. Hydratech’s Fluid Monitoring Program (FMP) is a very straight forward, effective way to proactively monitor closed-loop system condition.