Zitrec FC - mixed with the appropriate amount of water - is a multipurpose heat transfer fluid based on mono propylene glycol
and contains only FDA approved ingredients. Zitrec FC is found acceptable by NSF International for use as a heat transfer fluid where there is the possibility of incidental food contact.
Many applications in the industry require a fluid to transport heat or cold. This transport medium is usually called secondary
refrigerant or secondary coolant. The ideal secondary refrigerant must ensure a good thermal conductivity, have a high specific
heat, be non-flammable and compatible with common engineering materials. Preferably the heat transfer fluid is also of low toxicity, which is specifically in the food industry of vital importance.
Defrosting, cooling and freezing are frequently part of an entire food chain process. In these applications, Zitrec FC and
its dilutions are especially useful. Some typical examples include the cooling in the beverage industries such as the cooling of
wine, beer, milk and juices. But also during the brewing process, the cooling of fermentation and wort tanks is essential and
Zitrec FC will provide here the necessary heat transfer. Further in the chain, Zitrec FC can be used during the bottling process of carbonated beverages, such as champagne or beer, preventing as such loss of carbonation.
Other applications include indirect contact freezing. During this process, the product and a heat transfer fluid are separated by
means of an interface or barrier between the cooling medium and the product. This interface can be a metal plate or the
products packaging material, which prevents direct contact between the product and the cooling medium. Contact freezing is mainly used to cool packed fish and meat products in blocks with preset linear dimensions.
Zitrec FC provides protection against boiling, freezing and corrosion in each application. The dilution is determined by system
requirements, mainly freezing requirements. However, to ensure good corrosion protection it is recommended to use at least 30 vol. % of Zitrec FC in the coolant solution. Mixtures with more than 70 vol. % of Zitrec FC in water are not recommended, because the physical properties like heat transfer are no longer sufficient.
Zitrec FC and its dilutions must be used in a manner which prevents direct or indirect contamination of edible products as they are not suitable for use as a direct food component or additive.
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Arteco is a Joint Venture company of Total and Chevron Corporation and was created in November 1998. In Arteco both parent companies have combined their strengths in corrosion inhibition technology and manufacturing. Arteco is building on an inheritance of technology, creativity and expertise to develop and market its products in various applications.
Arteco represents both Chevron Corporation and Total in Europe for the production, development and marketing of engine coolants, heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibition for a wide range of industries. As such Arteco has been granted the use of both Chevron Corporation and Total's technology and brand names for automotive coolants. For industrial applications, Arteco has its own brandname Zitrec. The productrange has been completed with Freezium, for which Arteco signed an agreement with Kemira Chemicals.
Arteco's Zitrec heat transfer fluids are produced in Schoten, near Antwerp, and can handle as well bulk production and filling of drums, containers and 20L pails. The R&D department located in Ghent (Belgium) continuously strives to improve existing processes and to develop new products that respond to specific customer needs. Today, about 15% of the workforce is employed in development.