Whenever we are discussing about Mono Ethylene Glycol or Propylene Glycol, an issue of leakage & its aid arises. Even when we are using Inhibited Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol, the problem remains the same. In today’s face, the technical development & modernization of various industries is our primary concern. And that leads us to replace water with Ethylene Glycol or Propylene Glycol as heat transfer fluid & antifreeze agent even though water is cheaper & riches in terms of resources than Glycol. With advancement of industrial technologies we are in a phase to replace these uninhibited Glycols with Inhibited Mono Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol to overcome the corrosion related problems caused by uninhibited Glycols to System metals. So, whenever wherever Uninhibited Glycols are used, Corrosion Inhibitors for Glycols should be added to them and additionally it is better to use already Inhibited Mono Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol keeping in mind the industrial demand.
Brine is known as the heat transfer fluid or coolant in industrial heating & cooling process terminology. It is used in used in large refrigeration installations for transporting heat from place to place. Brine helps in enhancing the heat transfer efficiency by in lowering the freezing point.
Brine solutions come with various types which are used in today’s world of industries and engineering works where heat transfer and thermal power storing is done. The examples of such brine agents used in the process of thermal storing are Glycol based brine such as mono ethylene glycol (MEG),propylene glycol (PG) and di-ethylene glycol (DEG);Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) and Sodium Chloride or common salt (NaCl) and Methanol.
Brine or glycol coloring agent is a unique leak detecting instrument that is very easy and economical to use. Small amount of ALSTA GLO added to the system turns the whole glycol, brine or coolant solution to turn bright florescent green color. This color is unique in the way that it starts glowing in presence of UV light.
Now have comes two questions in mind - Why? And How? Especially when Propylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol is used as heat transfer agent in food, beverage or brewery industries, there lays a possibility of contamination even though Propylene Glycol is harmless to our health up to a certain level. But to keep ourselves on the safer side of the problem, something has to be done to detect the leakage of Glycol from the system. But we are fortunate enough that it had already done. Chemtex’s continuous innovation blesses us with a perfect blend of Inhibited Mono Ethylene Glycol or Inhibited Propylene Glycol and a colored leak detecting media. This media turns the Glycol solution to fluorescent green or orange colored solution. So, whenever there is any leakage from Glycol systems, it will be visible during the daylight and even in the night time due to its fluorescent color.
The leak detection dye also has a very special feature that can make it very easy to detect small pinhole punctures or leakages at its very nascent stage before it takes a shape of a large puncture or burst and cause production and maintenance havoc. This special mechanism of the Brine leak detection dye is its ability to glow in the dark in presence of UV light. However, the bright green or orange color of colored Glycol remains easily detectable whenever or wherever there is a leakage and thus helps us to avoid unwanted contamination of Ethylene or Propylene Glycol especially with food items and other chemicals used in the system.