15 July 2019
Glycols and cooling systems: which chemical best suits your needs?
Propylene glycol and ethylene glycol are part of the “diol” chemical family, which consists of fairly common compounds. The low density of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol makes them easier to use and transport than many other chemicals available on the market. In addition, the chemical structures of these molecules give them excellent thermal properties, especially when they are in an aqueous solution.
The properties of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol aqueous solutions
Some thermal properties of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol aqueous solutions are so good that they can be used as a heat transfer fluid, i.e. as a liquid used to transport heat or coolant between two or more temperature sources.
For example, in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, an aqueous solution of ethylene glycol or propylene glycol injected into a cooling system can lower the temperature of the system much more efficiently than water. This is because ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, when added to water, lower its freezing point and allow the liquid to reach a temperature below 0° Celsius without solidifying.
Ethylene glycol distributed by UBA
UBA distributes ethylene glycol, which is also well suited for several industrial applications in addition to antifreeze and heat transfer systems. Ethylene glycol is often used as a polyfoam fibre synthesis product, as a solvent for latex paints or as a dehydration agent for natural gas treatment.
As an expert chemical distributor, UBA offers this product in the following formats: bulk, partial bulk, totes, drums and delcans. If you want to learn more about this product or contact a sales representative, click here.
Learn more about propylene glycol distributed by UBA
Propylene glycol is more frequently used in coolers that are made to produce or preserve goods for human consumption, such as beverages. Propylene glycol distributed by is compatible with most refrigeration systems in the market today. The product is available in : bulk, partial bulk, totes, drums and delcans. Click here to learn more about UBA propylene glycol.
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