Olympic Ice Hockey Arena Uses Heat Transfer Fluids
"At the Opening Ceremony for the XXII Olympic Winter Games" courtesy of President of the Russian Federation, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

As the world-class athletes compete in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, behind the scenes, a heat transfer fluid is helping to keep the ice arena surface prepped and ready for the competition.

Heat transfer fluids from Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., were used in the Bolshoy Ice Dome, the main venue for ice hockey competition, to create and maintain the arena’s ice surfaces. Heat transfer fluids also were used in the air-conditioning system to offer steady temperature control, which helped to maintain ice quality.