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Thermal fluid specialist puts food grade oil on the menu

05 February 2013

Thermal oil specialist Global Heat Transfer is calling for the food and pharmaceutical industries to ensure they use compliant food-grade (FG) thermal fluids in heat transfer applications.

The company believes that, although the use of FG fluids is a regulatory requirement imposed by several bodies including the FDA and NSF, it is one that many manufacturers are entirely unaware of.

If there is any possibility that an oil or lubricant could come into contact with food products, a certified FG fluid must be used to safeguard consumer health. Failure to use FG oil in a food application can result in the loss of the manufacturer’s top tier accreditation if the EFSIS (the European Food Safety Inspection Service, part of SAI Global Insurance Ltd.) learn that an inappropriate product is being used.

Non toxic, clear in appearance and odourless, FG oil is used in the food processing industry as it is a regulatory requirement and is designed not to contaminate food. Should a minor spillage occur, there would be no need for products to be recalled. According to Global Heat Transfer, Globaltherm FG maintains carbon in suspension rather than depositing it and is said to help reduce carbon build up.

The heat transfer fluid has been specifically developed for non-pressurised, indirectly heated, liquid phase heat transfer systems that require bulk temperatures up to 326°C (620°F), as are used in food processing plants, pharmaceutical operations and other FG applications. It is fully H1 certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and holds NSF (National Science Foundation) International HT1 approval.

Made from a mixture of pure heat transfer hydrocracked base oils, Globaltherm FG thermal fluid is said to have ‘excellent thermal oxidation stability’ and designed to allow operation at high temperatures for extended periods, which can be extended when the oil is maintained and monitored properly.

http://www.globalheattransfer.co.uk


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