Heat Transfer Compound Wash-Out Test



Grade 1 heat transfer compound (HTC) is water soluble and needs to be protected from rain and moisture. Grade B HTC, however, is grease based and has strong moisture resistant properties. Grade B HTC can be applied in the rain; ControTrace® installed with Grade B HTC can be stored outdoors unprotected. The photographs below show a water wash-out test performed by one of CSI's customers to demonstrate the water resistant properties of Grade B HTC. The photo to the left shows unprotected ControTrace® installed with Grade B HTC being sprayed with water from a high pressure hose. The water spray was directed towards the HTC and continued for several minutes. The photo to the right shows the HTC after being subjected to the high pressure water stream. The HTC did not dissolve or wash-out.


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