Process Cooling Process cooling systems are a critical part of most manufacturing industries. Heat energy is built up as materials are put together and chemicals are combined. Process cooling allows those materials to be held at a stable temperature while the manufacturing process around them continues without heat becoming a worry. The use of process cooling is widespread. These are only a few examples of the ways process cooling systems are used across the globe: The plastic industry needs cooling to reduce the time it takes to create products using injection molding. Cooling is used in the creation of pharmaceuticals […]
What is Glycol?
Glycol: Keeping Things Cool If you work with chillers in your industry, you likely have used glycol before. But what is it? Chemical Uses Glycol (HOCH2CH2OH) is a mildly toxic chemical that alters the freezing temperature of water. According to the American Chemistry Council, ethylene glycol (commonly referred to as glycol) is used for process cooling in many industries: Ethylene glycol, a derivative of ethylene oxide, is used for the manufacture of polyester fiber for clothes, upholstery, carpet, and pillows and the blending of automotive engine antifreeze and coolant. Ethylene glycol is also used to manufacture fiberglass for products such […]