A coolant is a media that removes excess of heat generated from an internal combustion engine so that it can perform perfectly well by maintaining proper operating temperature. In the previous days, water was considered as the best diesel engine or industrial coolant, radiator coolant or simply automotive coolant because nothing is cheaper than water and also because of its rich sources. Then in the next scene, brines come in to replace water as an industrial and automotive coolant because of the fact that water also freezes and is corrosive. So, a better substitute comes into the field. It is nothing but Ethylene Glycol or Mono Ethylene Glycol or simply MEG. It is less corrosive in nature and thus helps to extend system metal’s life.
So what? That’s it? The answer is no. There is no dead end for the person named R&D. Chemtex’s R&D team continuously worked on the matter and finally developed a perfect blend of Mono Ethylene Glycol and Corrossion Inhibitor which is commonly known as Inhibited Mono Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited MEG to put a full stop to all your Freezing and Corrosion related problems of Diesel Engine, Radiator, other automotive engines, Industries cooling systems etc.
When we are discussing about the cooling systems associated with Food Industries, Beverages, Breweries, other food & carbonated soft drinks related industries etc., Inhibited Ethylene Glycol is not the best Antifreeze Coolant or Heat Transfer Fluid. Mono Ethylene Glycol is toxic in nature. So, if it is unfortunately or accidentally mixed with food, milk or carbonated drinks, it will cause health hazard if consumed. Keeping in mind this serious issue, Chemtex found a better alternative for these industries. It is nothing but Propylene Glycol or PG. With the help of leading edge technologies it can be blended with proper corrossion inhibitor package to form Inhibited Propylene Glycol or Inhibited PG.
Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol differ in terms of viscosity and toxicity. Inhibited Ethylene Glycol based antifreeze coolants are less viscous specifically when operating temperature is below -18oC. Due to the low acute oral toxicity, Inhibited Propylene Glycol based Coolants are preferred for special industrial applications when incidental or accidental contamination with Food, Milk, Drinking Water, Ground Water or Carbonated Drinks is possible, or where industrial safety norms or regulatory guidelines or Ethylene Glycol make the use of Propylene Glycol based coolants preferable.
Heat transfer problems often occur or antifreeze properties may not be achieved properly it the Ethylene Glycol or Propylene Glycol solution is improperly Inhibited and used. These coolants are ineffective to provide long term protection against scale deposition or Corrossion in the industrial cooling systems. But Chemtex’s Inhibited Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol coolants can give you optimum heat transfer efficiency and antifreeze properties with perfection against scale deposition and Corrossion as these are industrially and technically sound water-glycol solutions blended with Corrosion Inhibited package.
Inhibited Propylene Glycol is used in chillers, glycol systems, boiler systems, solar panels, and many other water based systems. It is usually produced from either propylene oxide or glycerol.