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Cooling systems require as much care and attention as any other component of a machine. If a coolant is not chemically correct for the application temperature, the rates of corrosion, erosion, pitting and scale formation will almost double for every 15 degree increase in temperature above 71.1 degree C (160F).
Coolant analysis involves testing to determine the quality and suitability of a coolant for its intended application. Poor quality coolant will significantly corrode more metal surface on liners, coolers, heat exchangers, radiators and other affected components in a given time period.
In monitoring system coolant, costly equipment and cooler failures can be prevented. This sampling should be done twice a year or whenever a problem is suspected. This type of testing can be used by any industry that uses liquid cooling media such as glycol or dowtherms fluids.
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