The main functions of the fluid of your refrigeration system are to dissipate the heat generated in the engine and protect all corrosion components.
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Sometimes, in warmer climates, you will not need an ethylene glycol-based fluid like Cepsa Super Coolant, which offers protection against freezing and boil-over. However, the engine still needs the anti-corrosion protection offered by Cepsa Hyper Coolant.
You always have to cool the engine. In many cases, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) recommend the use of a coolant for full-formulation engines. Depending on local climatic conditions and engine design, the engine may or may not need protection from freezing. However, you will certainly need protection against corrosion.
No. As with many products, corrosion inhibitors and treatments for cooling systems have been developed with specific applications in mind.
Thatâ€™s why youâ€™ll find a wide range of coolants on the market. Most of these products do not work in applications for which they have not been developed.
However, Cepsa Hyper Coolant is a long-life corrosion inhibitor that can be used in a variety of applications ranging from personal vehicles through public work equipment and even to stationary engines for power generation or marine engines.
Cepsa Hyper Coolant has been developed to offer total anti-corrosion protection in all applications of cooling systems. Its unique carboxylate technology ensures durable protection that protects all metals from corrosion and other materials of the modern cooling system such as aluminum, cast iron, steel, copper, brass, zinc and other alloys.
It also makes it possible to provide a service that is practically maintenance-free. Cepsa Hyper Coolant provides total anti-corrosion protection for at least four years.
Very little will happen. It is compatible with all traditional glycol-based products. If it has the necessary concentration, 7.5% in volume, the carboxylate technology, unique in this type of product, will continue to provide protection. However, we always recommend changing the fluid instead of mixing different products in the refrigeration system.
The best practice is to empty the cooling system and then flush it out completely with water. Then you can add a premixed Cepsa Hyper Coolant solution.
In some cases, the cooling system may be so dirty that water alone cannot clean it out.
Only in such cases do we recommend using a product for cleaning coolant systems. Please note that these cleaning products contain harsh chemicals. If such products are used, you must fully remove the cleaning product and wash it thoroughly with water in order to avoid the problems caused by the residue of the cleaning product in the system.
Flushing the system with a low concentration solution of Cepsa Hyper Coolant (1% - 2%) before filling the system with the final solution will reduce some of the problems associated with using cleaning products.
Be cautious. Read the OEM's recommendations. If you need a glycol-based engine coolant, you should use Cepsa Super Coolant. If you do not need protection against freezing and/or boilover, use a high-quality corrosion inhibitor package to protect all components of the cooling system, such as our Cepsa Hyper Coolant.
Always use pre-diluted Cepsa Hyper Coolant to fill or add coolant to the cooling system. Do not use a concentrate or simply water. Proper use of the appropriate corrosion inhibitor will protect the engine's cooling system and keep it running for a long time.
Most coolants of the most well-known chemical or oil companies will offer you the required product characteristics. If the coolant ensures compliance with international specifications (such as JIS K 2234 or ASTMD 3306 (cars) or ASTM D 4985) or a national coolant specification, it may indicate that the product offers a certain minimum quality level. However, there are no guarantees.
Another indication may be compliance with requirements of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). If you have approvals from OEMs, you are assured of a high quality, since it has undergone thorough tests by the OEM technical department. The best thing to do is follow the OEM recommendations.
Product selection is only the first step, but its use and maintenance are paramount for the proper functioning of the coolant. It always meets the OEM's recommendations. Overfilling, underfilling or insufficient change intervals will inevitably result in failure of the product or the system components
No. Currently there are several coolants and corrosion inhibitors on the market. The application requirements will determine the selection of the base fluid and optimum inhibitor.
The base fluid will also determine the corrosion inhibitor package. Bear in mind that coolants may vary compared to others depending on the application, so always make sure that you are using the correct coolant.
If you want to change the coolant, you'll have to empty the cooling system and then wash it out completely with water. Then you can add a pre-mixed solution of the coolant.
In some cases, the cooling system can be so dirty that it's not enough to clean it out with water. Only in such cases do we recommend using a product for cleaning cooling systems. Warning: these cleaning products are harsh. If you use them, the cleaning product must be properly emptied and then flushed with plenty of water to avoid the problems that the cleaning product could cause.
Most OEMs recommend one cleaning product or another for engine coolants.
Water is the main component of the engine coolant in the cooling system, and will therefore affect the product. Poor water quality will affect all engine coolants, and therefore all cooling systems.
This is one of the reasons why we sell Cepsa Super Coolant with the right concentration and using only quality water.
It is the perfect product to top up or add coolant. However, given the exceptional characteristics of the Cepa Super Coolant, it has a higher tolerance for water of poor quality than regular coolants.
An ethylene glycol-based coolant is toxic: ethylene glycol is a toxic product. Any coolant used constitutes potentially dangerous waste. A coolant has been inside an engine, so it has been in contact with a large number of metals and some will be dissolved in the base fluid. Its disposal will depend on the requirements set by local laws and regulations. Using Cepsa Super Coolant will certainly reduce the problems associated with its disposal.
With its expert formulation based on carboxylate technology, Cepsa Super Coolant has been designed to improve performance.
Its long-life properties offer protection to:
Cars and light trucks - 250,000 km or 5 years.
Heavy vehicles, trucks and buses - 650,000 km or 4 years.
Public work machinery - 8,000 hours or 4 years.
This long duration is achieved without the need to frequently add a corrosion inhibitor or to add an SCA (supplemental coolant additive) or a filter. This means less maintenance, fewer tests, less product purchases and therefore more profitability in your business. The technology is truly universal, as it can be used in all applications and in all base fluids.
In addition, Cepsa Super Coolant offers exceptional performance, better protection against corrosion and a reduction in system failures.