GHT Blog

    • Understanding Heat Transfer Fluid Degradation

      Heat transfer fluid (HTF) systems use HTFs as a heat carrier that circulates through a closed system that starts with a heater and ends with an object being heated. The process of heat transfer refers to the transfer of heat from a higher temperature object to a relatively lower temperature object. This process is maintained until the object being heated reaches thermal stability, and is vital in the... continue reading
    • Three tips for heat transfer systems

      The Oxford Electric Bell has been ringing constantly for over 175 years – so much so, that the apparatus has been dubbed the world’s most durable battery. But after all this time, it is still a scientific mystery how the bell has functioned for so long. For operators of thermal fluid systems, keeping operations running doesn’t have to be a mystery.   Here, Clive Jones, managing director of... continue reading
    • Trained engineers for a new system

      ~ The importance of knowledgeable staff when operating a heat transfer system ~ Thermal fluid based heat transfer is a specialist area, which means that new system engineers may have limited understanding of system operations. However, it is important for safety and compliance that engineers know when thermal fluid should be tested and analysed. Here, Clive Jones, managing director of thermal fluid... continue reading
    • The hidden contaminator

      Many historians believe that in Ancient Rome, the nobility sipped hot drinks cooked in lead vessels and channelled spring water into their homes through lead pipes. These practices poisoned the Roman elite with diseases such as gout, headaches and abdominal pain. Food contamination has been an issue for centuries but luckily, we now have more efficient ways of controlling it. Here Clive Jones, managing... continue reading
    • Look to the deserts

      German particle physicist Gerhard Knies calculated that in a mere six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humans consume in a whole year. According to his estimate, an 8,100-square-mile stretch of Sahara Desert - an area the size of Wales - could power all of Europe. Concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are just one method of harnessing the sun's energy and their popularity... continue reading