Technology Development Centre
In 1997 Recochem purchased Dow Chemical's automotive and heavy-duty diesel engine coolant technology. This led to an extensive expansion at our Edmonton, Alberta plant including construction of a blending facility and an engine coolant Technology Development Centre. This specialized state-of-the-art laboratory is devoted to the development and testing of innovative coolants technology. It functions as both a performance and analytical testing facility, featuring ASTM approved equipment that allows us to develop new coolant products for today’s demanding market needs.
Many of these tools focus on product development and evaluating the corrosion mechanisms related to engine components, allowing us to engineer products meeting or exceeding industry standards. We are uniquely positioned to continue expanding our coolant fluid knowledge and, as a result, our product line by developing coolant technology with enhanced performance and cost effectiveness, critical to our OEM and aftermarket customers alike.
A partial listing of our capabilities:
Coolant Performance Testing Available
ASTM D1384 Glassware Corrosion Test
ASTM D2570 Simulated Service Corrosion Test
ASTM D4340 Heat Rejecting Aluminum Corrosion Test
ASTM D2809 Aluminum Water Pump Cavitation & Erosion Test
ASTM D1177 Engine Coolant Freeze Point Determination Test
Chemical Analysis Equipment Available
These resources afford unparalleled technical support to our worldwide customer base for all our engine coolant technologies. Combined with our experienced laboratory and product development personnel, we are able to resolve in-field coolant related issues, a critical advantage to our customers and of particularly important to fleet owners and maintenance managers of heavy machinery.
Recochem frequently invites customers to tour our Technology Development Center to see our capabilities in action.