Glycol System Fluid Testing and Maintenance for Facilities in the Tampa Bay Area & Across Florida

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Glycol is a chemical used in closed-loop water systems, such as thermal energy storage systems, that allows the fluid in the system to remain in the liquid state at temperatures below 32 degrees F.  For water systems in the Tampa Bay area where glycol systems are used, this chemical solution plays a critical role, as it prevents potentially catastrophic equipment failures, including burst pipes, due to fluids freezing.

While all industrial and commercial water treatment systems should be professionally installed and maintained, this is especially true of glycol systems. If not properly maintained, glycol can degrade and cause rapid corrosion that results in expensive repair bills. Fortunately, Tampa-area businesses can rely on R2J to provide comprehensive solutions for:

Glycol System Fluid Testing

Glycol systems need to undergo regular testing to ensure the glycol fluid is maintained at the proper concentration to prevent burst pipes or ruptured heat exchange equipment because of damaged caused by freezing. Routine testing of the glycol solution for corrosion inhibitor levels is important to determine if the system metals are protected from corrosion.  Routine testing and adding corrosion inhibitors when required, is the best way to ensure your glycol system works as designed.

Glycol System Fluid Maintenance

The glycol fluid in a system changes over time due to process leaks. Dilution of the glycol solution is caused by using water to make-up for glycol solution losses due to leaks. Dilution of the glycol solution results in a reduction of freeze protection and increases the potential of biological contamination, corrosion, and damage due to freezing.

A glycol management system (GMS) is used to maintain the glycol fluid levels in the system by pumping in glycol when system pressure drops to a predetermined level.  The use of a GMS prevents the glycol fluid from being diluted and keeps the glycol system performing as designed. The specialized technicians at R2J can perform regular checks of glycol levels, perform glycol filling, provide and maintain your GMS and add corrosion inhibitors as needed to keep your system running at peak efficiency.

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Don’t risk damaging your equipment by using your maintenance staff to clean and fill the glycol system at your facility in the Tampa Bay area. Trust the project to the professionals at R2J to ensure effective results.

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