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A manufacturer was struggling to maintain suitable water/glycol temperature to cool their Switch Room because their incumbent dry-air liquid cooler had seen better days (pictured left). As a result of the temperature control issues effecting their cooling equipment, they were losing £££ on days when the ambient temperature approached the mid 20’s. So they contacted … Read more

8 Top Tips For Using Glycol In Your Chiller

glycol for chillers

Contents 1. Do not use antifreeze intended for cars 2. Use the correct Glycol for your application and product 3. Only use inhibited glycol in your chiller 4. Don’t mix different types of glycol 5. Check environmental regulations surrounding your equipment 6. Use the correct dosage of Glycol 7. Mixing Glycol with the right water … Read more

Reduce Manufacturing Costs – Boost Your Green Credentials

Energy Efficiency

Reduce Manufacturing Costs – Boost Your Green Credentials Energy consumption is typically the single biggest cost for manufacturers. In 2014, the UK’s energy consumption was equivalent to 142.8 million tonnes of oil, of which certain industrial groups consumed 24 million tonnes alone – a little under a fifth of the total[1]. It will come as … Read more

Glycol Dosing Chart – Chilled Water System Protection

If you’re looking for the answer to ‘How much glycol do you put in a chilled water system?’ this is the right post for you. Glycol is a staple in all chiller-based cooling systems operating at or below 6˚C, adding antifreeze protection. It’s recommended that you use a high-quality glycol with built-in OAT inhibitor packs … Read more

Production contingency planning – it’s all in the preparation

Chiller for Optical Manufacturing Process

Keeping your production running efficiently is essential for remaining profitable and keeping your customers happy. To safeguard your production process and prevent equipment from failing, preventative maintenance plans should be followed with a contingency plan in place, should the worst happen. Even the highest quality equipment can fail when not looked after correctly. In 2015, a … Read more

Don’t Fit and Forget – equipment servicing is essential


Temperature control for commercial buildings and offices is vital to controlling energy consumption, and delivering effective cooling to employees and business-critical applications, such as IT server rooms. Although recent years have witnessed a focus on building controls and their integration into the wider building management system (BMS), facilities managers can overlook the critical maintenance of … Read more

The Importance of Water Treatment

TM44 Inspection - The Importance of Water Treatment

Protect your production from downtime Your system water quality affects the longevity of your process equipment, parts and components. As soon as water starts running through your system, it’s changing the properties within, so it’s essential it is checked regularly and treated correctly. British Standard BS 8552:2012 recommends quarterly analysis of closed water systems, however … Read more

Ten Tips For Using Glycol in Chillers and Chilled Water Systems

Water Treatment and analysis

Never use automotive anti-freeze Automotive antifreeze is formulated for engine cooling and can cause problems with flow rates/ pressures and reduced heat transfer. Only use inhibited glycol Uninhibited glycol and water mixtures are very corrosive. Inhibitors protect against corrosion, scale and rust and act as a pH buffer and a biocide. Never use less than 25% Glycol, this will ensure … Read more

Get to grips with glycol – the hidden danger for food processing

After hygiene, precise temperature control is of vital importance for the food and beverage industries. It applies in terms of regulating the working environment as well as specific production processes – to ensure consistent quality throughout the year. But many manufacturers are mistakenly overlooking one element of their cooling systems. And this could pose a … Read more

NSF Glycol for compliance in food and beverage applications

Leading temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy, has launched an important new development in food processing safety with the introduction of FlowCool-FS. It is a food and beverage glycol fluid that’s fully accredited by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for use within secondary refrigeration systems, where accidental contact with food is a possibility. The new … Read more