HVAC / Chiller / Cooling Systems

HVAC and chiller coolant analysis at regularly scheduled maintenance intervals can identify cooling and lubrication system problems before catastrophic engine failure occurs.

Implementing a predictive maintenance program that includes analyzing in-service coolants has proven to:

  • Optimize reliability
  • Decrease unscheduled downtime
  • Reduce in-service failures and field repairs
  • Establish proper coolant drain intervals
  • Increase component lifespan
  • Control equipment costs

Coolant Analysis has four goals:

Goal #1 – Preventive Maintenance

Coolant testing and analysis monitors changes in coolant properties due to chemical reactions occurring within the cooling system before they escalate to failure. It can determine if:

  • the coolant is suitable for continued use
  • coolant mixing has occurred
  • additives depletion is compromising metal protection
  • contaminants are present that can cause scale or acid formation
  • coolant should be removed and replenished with new coolant

Goal #2 – Predictive Maintenance

Regular testing helps predict impending failures by identifying abnormalities and trends in sample results indicative of operational issues within the cooling system.

Goal #3 – Life Cycle Management

Coolant analysis is just as powerful as oil analysis in identifying areas for improvement in equipment operations practices and maintenance procedures.

Goal #4 – Component Failure Identification

Testing can identify engine or cooling system component failures such as blown head gaskets, EGR cooler failures, electrolysis, defective pressure caps or plugged coolant lines.

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