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petercl14

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- syltherm xlt heat transfer by convection or conduction.

Hi, cannot get a definite answer anywhere on how heat transfer occurs with this fluid. All that the manufacturer gives is "excellent heat transfer". Water has excellent heat transfer due to convection currents. Need to know if this fluid also heats by convection rather than conduction. Conduction can be a very slow process. Viscosity of this fluid close to water which may be a good indication that it heats by convection.

Cannot test because I cannot get a small sample of 4 LITRES. Manufacturer will only supply a barrel for $1900.

Does anyone know on this forum? Have tried the manufacturer but they don't seem to know the difference between convection and conduction. Thanks.

Cannot test because I cannot get a small sample of 4 LITRES. Manufacturer will only supply a barrel for $1900.

Does anyone know on this forum? Have tried the manufacturer but they don't seem to know the difference between convection and conduction. Thanks.