Ultra-low temperature calibration baths are routine and essential processes for thermometric sensors in a variety of manufacturing industries. These extreme temperatures require dependable and precise properties, and accordingly, Halocarbon 0.8 Oil is the fluid of choice and industry standard for ultra-low calibration baths. This high-quality calibration bath fluid is specifically designed to perform consistently across a broad range of temperatures. Below, we’ve put together seven reasons to use Halocarbon 0.8 Oil for ultra-low and low-temperature calibration bath solutions.
Ultra-Low Temperature Tolerance
Halocarbon 0.8 Oil retains its inherently low viscosity even at extremely low temperatures, down to -100oC. This ultra-low temperature tolerance facilitates efficient mixing and heat-transfer, promoting normalized temperature gradients and improved temperature stability.
Property Retention Upon Heating
Unlike silicone oils that form gels, Halocarbon 0.8 Oil does not oxidize or polymerize upon heating. This thermal stability ensures peak performance and a dependable consistency even when calibration bath solution temperatures fluctuate, contributing to more accurate readings.
No Water Solubility
Halocarbon 0.8 Oil is not soluble in water, due to its PCTFE-based formulation. Unlike fluids such as Ethanol, methanol, or Ethylene Glycols, this unique calibration bath oil does not dissolve in water, avoiding the formation of ice crystals, which can cause significant complications at ultra-low temperatures (below 0oC).
Simplified Removal Of Water Condensation
The extremely high density and hydrophobic nature of Halocarbon 0.8 Oil allow for easy removal of water condensation from ultra-low temperature calibration baths. Because of its density, that water in the solution floats above the Halocarbon 0.8 Oil, which drastically simplifies its collection and removal.
Halocarbon 0.8 Oil is equipped with a variety of properties that make it extremely safe for ultra-low temperature calibration baths. This electrically resistive oil is inherently nonflammable and exhibits no flash point and very low toxicity. Additionally, Halocarbon’s 0.8 Oil is inert to acids, bases, and oxidizers, and unlike traditional silicone or alcohols, it does not form a film or formaldehyde from vapors. These reliable characteristics reduce technician exposure to irritants and enable safe and accurate readings.
Halocarbon 0.8 Oil minimizes or eliminates any cross-contamination or carryover from temperature probes, sensors, and other equipment. This makes for a more efficient and accurate calibration process, as there are no ratios to maintain or check, as seen in Ethanol/water mixtures, Glycol/water mixtures, or aged-silicone bath fluids.
Extended Shelf Life
Halocarbon 0.8 Oil demonstrates an extremely long shelf life. This low viscosity, inert, and stable oil maintains its properties over extended periods, simplifying inventory management and reducing the overall financial investment.
Halocarbon offers a wide range of high-performance fluids in various viscosities, grades, and prices to fit multiple application demands. Halocarbon’s 0.8 Oil is a high-performance engineered fluid, specially designed using Halocarbon PCTFE technology. Halocarbon 0.8 Oil offers a safe, nonflammable, and chemically inert solution for ultra-low calibration bath processes. Need a specially formulated fluid with advanced chemical properties? Talk with our experts.