HERMOX DTX has been especially formulated to exploit the advantages Ethylene Glycol has over Propylene Glycol. Specifically;
More efficient heat transfer.
Easier to pump, especially at low temperatures.
Less volume for the same freeze protection.
Cheaper per litre.
Although based on Ethylene Glycol, THERMOX DTX has been tested and classified as Non-Toxic1 by an EPA2 certified laboratory. Previously Propylene Glycol was the only non-toxic glycol available. That is no longer the case.3
Hydratech in alliance with Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. have developed and patented the DeTox™ additive. DeTox™ prevents Ethylene Glycol from being metabolised (during digestion) into toxic by-products, which cause kidney failure, blindness and death.4 Tests carried out on THERMOX DTX confirmed the toxicity was “so low that it was impossible to determine an LD505 value”.
The DeTox™ additive has very little effect on heat transfer or antifreeze performance. In fact similar volumes of THERMOX DTX or Ethylene Glycol are required to achieve a specific freeze protection.
THERMOX DTX mixtures are readily biodegradable (90% over ten days) and will not remain in the environment or bio-accumulate.
THERMOX DTX contains synergistic corrosion inhibitors to protect metals commonly found in such systems. It has been tested in accordance with BS5117 and found to meet BS6580 corrosion standards for mild & stainless steel, aluminium, copper, brass and cast iron. Zinc or galvanised components are not recommended for use with closed loop cooling or heating systems.
THERMOX DTX also contains scale and biological inhibitors to help prevent fouling – thus promoting long operational life and high thermal efficiency.
THERMOX DTX is miscible with water in all proportions and can protect Geothermal and Air Source systems down to -50°C depending on concentration.
THERMOX DTX is a clear, slightly viscous liquid. It is mildly sweet to the taste and has a non-pungent but characteristic aroma.
THERMOX DTX exhibits super-cooling characteristics and mixtures containing in excess of 50% by volume do not freeze solid, alleviating any concern over possible expansion and burst damage.
Keywords: HPGLYCONDTX, Heat Pump Accessory