One of the most common reasons for coolant problems is concentration. Concentrations that are too strong can lead to skin irritation, foaming, residue, and increased costs. Measuring your coolant concentration regularly can help you take control of your production to protect performance, profitability, and your operators' working conditions. The concentration of a coolant is usually determined in the field with a handheld refractometer.
Chris Pearce explains the benefits and steps of using a refractometer.
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