Resistance to Coolants, Water and Steam

Significance and Test Method

Coolants or cooling water have many different compositions, depending on the application, location and area of use. In addition to the necessary frost protection provided by glycols or other fluids, additives prevent corrosion. For this purpose, specially additivated coolants are fed into the cooling water. These are best known under the name Glysantin (manufacturer BASF), e.g. G48.

However, supposedly simple water or steam also challenges elastomer materials, which is why appropriate resistance tests are advisable in this case as well.

We carry out tests in water, steam, in cooling water blends and other aqueous mixtures up to more than 200°C. We have about one hundred autoclaves available for this purpose.