Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids

Gelest offers four different classes of silicone fluids: thermal, conventional, fluorosilicone, and low temperature. Thermal silicone fluids are described as aromatic siloxanes. The phenyl groups enhance oxidation resistance, thermal stability, and shear resistance. The phenyl groups offer better protection of the chain Si-O-Si-O by steric hindrance and phenyl itself has a low susceptibility to oxidative attack. The service temperature ranges from -55 ºC to 290 ºC for high phenyl content silicone fluids. The polyphenylmethylsiloxanes are stable for thousands of hours at 250 ºC in closed oxygen free systems.


Heat treatment baths

Constant temperature baths

Temperature measurement devices

Closed loop heating

Refrigerated systems

Selected Products

Conventional Silicone Fluids: Conventional (intermediate viscosity) silicone fluids are used in constant temperature baths and temperature measurement devices. The conventional silicone fluids are composed of polymer chains with unique flexibility. These fluids are indefinitely stable at 150ºC in air, and the vapor pressure becomes negligible at viscosities of 50 cSt.

Fluorosilicone Fluids: Fluorosilicone fluids are used in temperature measurement devices. The fluids are useful in temperatures from -40ºC to 230ºC and have unique applications due to their chemical and solvent resistance to lubricity.

Low Temperature Fluids: low temperature silicone fluids are used in refrigerated systems. Polydiethylsiloxanes are oxidatively stable to 150ºC and thermally stable under inert atmospheres to 225ºC. Branched and low viscosity fluids offer higher purity levels, discrete vapor pressures, and more linear rheology as a function of pressure and temperature.