Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched three new maintenance plans: essential, premium and ultimate. Each of the maintenance packages is designed to ensure compliance and increase productivity for companies that operate systems using synthetic thermal fluids for heat transfer. In addition, all three maintenance plans come as standard with a rapid response facility to help business cope in the event of an emergency.
The essential maintenance plan provides all the basic requirements to ensure efficient operation and employee safety in accordance with DSEAR (The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations of 2002) and HSE (Health and Safety Executive) standards.
The 36 month long package includes biannual thermal fluid sample and analysis, five per cent top-up thermal fluid, and a thermal fluid return programme for compliant waste management. A wide range of thermal fluids are also made available to firms opting for this level of service.
Furthermore, the essential maintenance plan also offers safety training in the form of half day in-house session for up to six people, as well as a system safety survey to meet insurance and health and safety requirements.
The next level up, called premium maintenance, is designed specifically for companies which need to run at optimum levels to meet high standards and customer expectations. The duration of this plan is also significantly longer, lasting three to five years – depending on the individual businesses circumstances.
The premium maintenance plan contains all the elements detailed in the essential level as well as thermal fluid sampling and analysis four times a year and a biannual system safety survey.
Companies opting for this level can be assured of the safety and compliance of their systems, as every year a two day DSEAR audit is conducted, in line with HSE legislation and insurance requirements.
Other benefits of this package include annual heater service and waste management through a fluid return programme and, of course, on-site safety training.
Lastly, Global Heat Transfer’s ultimate maintenance package, which is the highest of the three service agreements, allows high output companies to maintain productivity and maximise assets.
The ultimate maintenance plan has been proven to reduce the overall cost of maintaining thermal fluid by up to 50%.
In addition to the benefits offered by the other two plans, with the ultimate maintenance level, customers receive as much thermal fluid analyses as required and system safety surveys are conducted quarterly.
The ultimate maintenance plan, which lasts three to five years, also makes use of the thermal fluid reprocessing programme which allows for highly effective use of energies.
“The three levels of maintenance agreements we’ve created respond to the needs of companies, irrespective of their size, scope and industry sector,” explained Clive Jones, CEO of Global Heat Transfer. “The common elements for all three agreements focus on compliance and staff safety, as well as rapid response as standard in case of emergency. That is because we understand that all manufacturers have the same basic safety and maintenance requirements that must be observed,” concluded Jones.