Oftentimes the predictive maintenance on cooling systems is overlooked. The failure of the cooling system, however, will likely cause a failure in the component that is being cooled (i.e. the diesel engine). Coolant analysis is an integral part of every oil analysis monitoring program, and these neglected systems require WearCheck's Coolant Analysis to monitor the cooling fluid so that the system is properly maintained and cooling system failure is mitigated.
Coolants today are more complicated than ever and are formulated with a variety of additive packages. Mixing of coolant additive technologies leads to additive drop-out (precipitate) and leaves your cooling system exposed to corrosion, cavitation and plugging, ultimately leading to a dramatic increase in operating temperatures and potential system failure. WearCheck's Coolant Analysis program determines the type of coolant in use, and monitors for corrosion and determines when the coolant properties will cause cavitation or system plugging.
WearCheck's Coolant Analysis program will ensure that the coolant properties are within specification to optimize low temperature usage, minimize system corrosion, and prevent system cavitation. WearCheck's Coolant Analysis program ensures that Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCAs) are added in the proper concentration and that cooling water top-ups are using water within the required hardness levels preventing high levels of dissolved solids that can lead to additive drop-out and cooling system plugging.
A WearCheck Technical Representative will recommend the proper test kits for your equipment. WearCheck provides you with clear and concise directions, forms and sample bottles required to submit samples to the WearCheck laboratory. After you have taken the appropriate samples of coolant from the cooling system, simply fill out the information sheet and submit the form along with your sample to the laboratory.
WearCheck’s Coolant Analysis is effectively used today for a complete range of coolants including Extended Life Coolants (ELC), hybrid coolants and conventional coolants used in cooling systems for engines, hydraulic systems and other systems requiring aqueous-based cooling fluids.