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New Year + New Location = Streamlined Operations

We are officially settled into our new headquarters building located at 2009 Renaissance Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA. We briefly touched on the move in our end of year blog posted Dec. 30th and are excited to report that the move went smoothly… We haven’t missed a beat!

Paratherm's New Headquarters
2009 Renaissance Blvd., King of Prussia PA — USA

The new headquarter location allows us to continue to do what we do best—proactively respond to the needs of our customers. When it comes to indirect heating applications, we are the company that process industry professionals rely on for the highest levels of products, expertise, and assistance. The features of our new facility will allow us to be even more efficient and productive.

Our new space includes modern facilities to interact with customers in person and through electronic communication systems. A presentation auditorium and meeting facilities will enable us to comfortably invite in groups for demonstrations, using the latest in large display screens. This also allows us to include off-site groups through the use of state-of-the-art webcams.

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Fish-eye lens shows presentation and meeting area soon after the move

The new lab space is twice the size of the lab at previous locations. It has been upgraded with new automated testing equipment that results in increased test options and faster testing which offers improved accuracy, wider performance ranges, and improved repeatability. In order to provide more information to our customers for better decision making, we are currently working on improvements to our report presentation and formats so that customers have access to our data and results.

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New laboratory, twice the size of previous

We’re still committed to fast supply, responding when emergencies happen, and helping prevent problems by designing feedback systems to monitor and measure the vitals to keep processes at optimum, and give warning when action is needed.  that continuously monitoring the thermal fluid in your systems to maintain proper temperatures. Fluids, cleaners, and additives from Paratherm are engineered for optimum machine performance, but if you do experience unplanned downtime, we will respond quickly to troubleshoot the problem and get you the products and data you need to keep production running. And as part of the global Lubrizol team we have stocking locations throughout North America, and on five other continents.

Paratherm’s new official contact information is:

2009 Renaissance Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19046 USA
Tel: +1 (610) 941-4900

We are fortunate to have a wonderful team of professionals ready to make this new home a place for customers to explore Paratherm’s outstanding product lines, while maintaining our dedication to serving our customers. We are excited to welcome you all to our new space! Contact us ASAP to plan a visit!

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Summer is System Maintenance Season

Summer means long, hot days, beach trips, barbecues, and plenty of celebrations. It also means days off and time away from work; at Paratherm, we often notice that this translates to downtime for our clients’ process-heating systems and a slow-down at their facilities.

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Fluid Analysis Kit

When things do slow down, it’s a good time to focus on maintaining and improving your heating system; it’s also critical to your quality and safety. In fact, fire safety professional groups and insurers say that fluid analysis is considered a best maintenance practice, while the NFPA and Industrial Insurance underwriters suggest a minimum of annual testing.

One of the best ways to perform regular maintenance and testing is through a comprehensive analysis. Using our fluid analysis kit—which simply entails sending us a sample—we can determine any early warnings about process and equipment problems, and catch something before it becomes a bigger concern. The analysis tests both acid number and viscosity, and determines whether the fluid can remain in use, or needs to be replaced. It also analyzes the condition of the components of the system itself—another invaluable, time- and money-saving tool.

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Hot Oil System Cleaner Dissolving Sludge

If you are having trouble keeping a process hot or getting the system up to running temperature, this could be an indication of fouling in the heater tubes. In this case, Paratherm liquid cleaner can be used to effectively dissolve deposits while the system is running, and will result in a cleaner, more reliable system.

Taking the short amount of time now to perform a fluid analysis and using the system cleaner will prove invaluable in the long run, ensuring safety and savings throughout the year. Then you can relax and enjoy those summer celebrations.

March Madness: Two Exciting Upcoming Trade Shows

One of the great things about making products that serve so many different industries and applications is that you get to meet, interact with, and learn about so many different people and companies.

This is especially true when attending industry trade shows—invaluable opportunities to not only get your product out there, but to connect with people and continue to learn more about industry trends, news, and technologies. Therefore, we’re very excited about two upcoming trade shows in March; both, we’re sure, will prove to be successful.

The first show brings us to Baltimore on March 17-19, for the World Of Asphalt 2015. Billed as “The Base of Innovation” for the asphalt industry, it’s a combination of innovation and technology, and in-depth educational opportunities. Of course, it’s also an opportunity for us to exhibit our industry-leading heat transfer fluids for asphalt tanks, mix plants, and storage silos.

These hot oils, designed for the specific needs associated with maintaining asphalt production and quality in plants and tanks, are one-of-a-kind (minimal additives and formulated to withstand temperatures over 600 degrees Fahrenheit!), and we’re very eager to display them at the World Of Asphalt.  Be sure to look for us at booth 1287!

The next trade show brings us to Orlando on March 23-27, where we’ll be connecting and reconnecting with our friends in the plastics industry. At NPE2015 , “the world’s most important plastics trade show and conference of the year,” we’ll once again have the opportunity to learn and interact, while showing attendees how our heat transfer fluids and related services can benefit them.

After all, Paratherm’s hot oils control process temperatures in molding, blowmolding, laminating, thermoforming, extrusion, and more. They solve countless problems while delivering uniformity, reliability, and the highest quality—and are non-fouling and non-toxic. In short, our hot oils for the plastics industry are formulated to make their products and processes better.  View Paratherm’s full NPE directory page at this link:  Paratherm at NPE2015.

March will bring much excitement and great opportunities for us, and we’re looking forward to getting face-to-face with old and new friends at both events. We look forward to seeing you there!

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