Control in use of industrial fluids
Through the monitoring of the physicochemical, thermal and tribological properties of the industrial fluids not only can the quality of the fluid be determined but also the status of the machine can be diagnosed in a comprehensive manner and strategies for plant maintenance can be established in accordance with the condition.
At IK4-TEKNIKER the control in the use of industrial fluids has as its objective the diagnostics of fluids for predictive maintenance of lubricating oils and greases, dielectrics, coolants and fuels.
The main areas of work are:
1- Characterisation of high heat transfer (HTF and molten salts) and low temperature (cooling) fluids for various applications:
- HVAC systems
- Solar thermal plants
- Heat exchangers
2- Development and improvement of industrial fluids through selective additives
- Ionic Liquids
3- In such diverse fluids as
- molten salts
4- Development and refinement of advanced characterisation techniques in response to new fluids entering the market
- Initiatives validated in benchmark groups such as AENOR and comparison studies with other laboratories.