Synthetic heat transfer fluids are designed to resist thermal cracking
and oxidation better than mineral fluids.
 postulated several thermal cracking
reaction models that could be incorporated into numerical simulations of thermal recovery processes for the Athabasca oil sands.
Without coolant, thermal cracking
of the inserts was almost immediate, and inserts had to be changed constantly.
This article, the second in a series of three pieces about the used oil industry, is a general discussion of the used oil thermal cracking
process which converts used oil to distillate gasoil.
This technique minimizes the effect of thermal cracking
on refractory lining performance.
The high viscosity binder can become embrittled at low temperatures and susceptible to fatigue and thermal cracking
Hence, polymer modified asphalt stored at an excessively high temperature of 180 [degrees] C will be more susceptible to fatigue cracking and thermal cracking
due to asphalt age hardening (high G*).
The phenomenon of thermal cracking
is manifested as a result of a sharp decrease in temperature (low-temperature cracking) or because of the fatigue induced by repeated thermal cycles (thermal-fatigue cracking) .
A somewhat greater degree of thermal cracking
occurs in this process which imparts significant instability to the product.
Resistant to thermal cracking
- Thermal cracking
, thermal fatigue and heat checking all describe the same mechanism of failure - cracks forming as a result of the thermal cycle and the strains that consequently develop.