Don’t catch a chill this winter!

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Make sure your process tanks are operating at their optimal temperature during the chilly winter months.

The Braude Polaris range of acid proof electric immersion heaters has an output and profile to suit every size and shape of tank.

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Polaris Popular range of Electric Immersion Heaters

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To find out more visit our website at www.braude.co.uk

Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

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We hope you have a prosperous 2018!

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New year, new plans..?

Is it just me or does it already seem a long time ago since we were welcoming in the New Year and eagerly anticipating the prospects 2018 would bring..?

If you are planning a complete overhaul, an upgrade or simply maintaining your existing process equipment, Braude can supply and make acid proof equipment to suit every situation, either from our standard range or made bespoke to your requirements.

Using high grade materials, Braude products are designed and made by us in the UK. Every product, from our Polaris Popular immersion heaters, Nautilus, Jet Stream and Electrojet heat exchangers to our Tankmaster Temperature & Liquid Level Controllers, undergo thorough testing before leaving our Sandhurst factory.

This has earned us a reputation for designing and producing top quality products which are flexible, durable and resilient and provide the end user with years of maintenance free operation.

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Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
Send an email sales@ebraude.com
Visit www.braude.co.uk

Alternatively, follow Braude on LinkedIn for further updates and information about our full product range.

We hope you have a Joyful Christmas and a Prosperous 2018!

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Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

Everyone at Braude would like to thank our customers for your support in 2017.

We hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and wish you a Prosperous and Happy 2018 and look forward to supplying you with all your heating and cooling needs for corrosive liquids.

To find out more…

Visit: www.braude.co.uk

Call: +44 (0) 1252 876123

Email sales@ebraude.com

You wouldn’t let this happen to your car, so why risk your tanks freezing over winter..?

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Myth: Burst pipes is only a Cold Climate problem; it’s a common misbelief that frozen pipes are only an issue for those in typically cold climates.

Fact: Because pipes may not be properly insulated against low temperatures, situations that are actually more vulnerable to frozen pipes are those in typically warmer climates.

Imagine the cost and delay if you were to come back to a burst pipe in your building. Don’t let an unexpected freeze adversely affect your business. These easy tips may help prevent a catastrophic pipe burst…

1: Keep the Heat On
Make sure that the heat is kept on at your property over weekends and holidays. It may seem extravagant to keep the heat on when the building is empty, but burst pipes can cause a lot of water damage to property and equipment.

2: Allow a tap to Drip
Allowing a tap to be open like this will relieve pressure in the system. If a pipe freezes, it is actually the pressure that is created between the blockage and the tap that will cause the pipe to burst. Keeping it open will prevent this pressure from building up and thus, keep the pipe from bursting.

3: Keep Interior Doors Open
Pipes are often located in cabinets. When the temperatures drop, it is a good idea to keep these cabinet doors open so that the heat from the rest of the building can keep the pipes warm as well. You should also keep all interior doors open so that the heat can flow throughout the airspace.

4: Seal Up Cracks and Holes
Caulk any holes or cracks that exist near pipes on both interior and exterior walls; doing so can help keep the cold air out and the warm air in.

5: Add Extra Insulation
Pipes that are located in areas that do not have proper insulation, such as basements or attics, may need extra insulation to keep from freezing. Pipes in basements or attics are not the only ones that may not be properly insulated from the cold. If you have had a problem with pipes freezing anywhere in your building, extra insulation could be the cure.  Additional insulation can also be added to walls and ceilings to keep the pipes warm.

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Polaris Popular heater fitted with HPD

6: Fit & maintain Braude Polaris Popular heaters in your tanks
Our Polaris Popular heaters are manufactured from high integrity polymers to give the best protection against deterioration and high performance in very corrosive solutions. Available in power ratings from 0.5kW to 18kW, for single phase or three phase power supplies. Accessories available for use with the heater include the Hazard Protection Device (HPD) and the Thermaster Thermostatic controller. Braude quality and safety standards are well established and built into the Polaris Popular heater range.

7: Fit a Braude Tankmaster controller to your heaters
The Braude Tankmaster provides a display of the set point as well as the temperature of the bath. Braude TankmasterFeatures include…

  • Secondary set point either from a single or an ancillary probe.
  • Drop back facility to enable a lower setpoint temperature to be selected, which is ideal to allow maintenance of a tank over a weekend.
  • Operating band go / no go indication for critical process operation
  • High / high and low / low liquid level settings
  • No external buttons or knobs so preventing the accidental alteration of the setting
  • All features are easily programmable by the end user, or can be preset in the factory prior to despatch

All Braude products are backed up by Braude’s experience of many years manufacturing and supplying equipment for arduous environments and is provided with a full 12 month guarantee.

You can rest assured by using the Braude range of heaters and controllers, you will have a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year!

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

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Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th-December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

Keep your liquid levels under control this Christmas & New Year…

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Without sensitive and carefully designed monitoring equipment even the most robust and well-built industrial machinery or processes can go catastrophically awry.

Braude have a range of products to help you ensure your tanks are working safely and efficiently over the Christmas and New Year break…

The Braude Tankmaster MP is a combined temperature and level controller. It is supplied complete with non-corrodable temperature and level sensors for use in the corrosive solutions found throughout the Finishing industry.

The controller is designed for surface mounting and sealed to IP65 so it is suitable for use close to the point of use providing an easily read display for the operator of tank conditions. It provides a display of the set point as well as the temperature of the bath and has no external buttons or knobs so preventing the accidental alteration of the setting.

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Braude Thankmaster, Levelmaster & Thermaster with temperature and level probes

Features include:

  • Secondary set point either from a single or an ancillary probe.
  • Drop back facility to enable a lower set point temperature to be selected, which is ideal to allow maintenance of a tank over a weekend.
  • Can be set by the end user or alternatively can be preset in the factory prior to despatch

Thermaster and Levelmaster controllers are also available from Braude and all probes are interchangeable with the Tankmaster.

 

 

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Thermaster TS -Plating and process tanks need reliable control and the Braude Thermaster TS has been produced specifically for those applications. The Thermaster TS is perfect for sending data to a PLC which can be set programmed to monitor and control the temperature of the process tank. It can easily be linked to a multiple tank system and monitored from one central, often remote, location.

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Frogspawn Thermal Insulation Spheres layout diagram

Frogspawn Thermal Insulation Spheres form a floating blanket ideal for use on the top of open process tanks, giving a physical cover of 91% to provide a continuous insulating layer. The air inside the hollow spheres and the air pockets between them provide insulation but still allows workloads like jigs and components to easily pass through the layer.

Two main advantages are:

  • Savings in heat loss of up to 75%, depending on temperature conditions
  • Savings of up to 90%, reducing corrosive effects on structure of plant and buildings.

All products are backed up by Braude’s experience of many years manufacturing and supplying equipment for arduous environments and are provided with a full 12 month guarantee.

You can rest assured by using the Braude range of heaters and controllers, you will have a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year!

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

Christmas & New Year
Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th-December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

A sticky situation…!

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It is well-known that Braude is a leading specialist manufacturer of acid proof equipment for heating and cooling of corrosive liquids. Our range of products is used in various industries where aggressive liquids are found ranging from galvanising, aerospace, metal finishing and electropolishing, to name but a few… what is not so well-known is that our heaters are often used for more serene and gentle applications in commercial marine environments, such as Sea Life Centres.

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Polaris Modular heater –       stacked arrangement

Available in single or three phase, with outputs as low as 0.5kW, our range of Polaris Modular heaters are gentle and safe enough to be used in breeding and habitat tanks found in fish aquaria and farms.

In one particular sea life centre, female shark inhabitants liked the gentle warmth provided by our Polaris Modular heaters so much, they chose to lay their eggs inside the coils of the heaters!

Aside from keeping broody Chondrichthyes and their hatchlings happy, Braude heaters are also used in applications where it is vital that the inert properties of the products do not cause any contamination of the solutions, such as in food processing, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

send us an email sales@braude.co.uk

or visit www.braude.co.uk

How’s about putting a frog in your tank..?

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In the same way as frogspawn settles into a floating layer on the surface of a pond, Braude’s Frogspawn range of thermal insulation spheres form a floating blanket on the top of open process tanks to provide a continuous insulating layer.

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Workloads like jigs and components can easily pass through the layer.  The system is used extensively by electroplaters, anodisers, steel processors and chemical manufacturers.

The main benefits include…

  • To reduce surface heat loss, thereby saving energy costs; savings in heat loss can be up to 75% can be achieved with a single layer
  • Temperature & process control of the bath will also be more stable
  • Reduces or virtually eliminates vapour loss from the surface of the liquid, reducing costs due to liquid loss
  • Reduction in fumes, minimising corrosive effects on structure of plant and buildings, hereby reducing maintenance and replacement costs
  • Reduction in splashing from the liquid surface and general improvement creates a more pleasant environment in which to work
  • Available in sizes 10mm to 150mm
  • Available in materials such as Polypropylene (PP),  high density polypropylene (HDPE) or polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF), and black UV stabilised for external applications

Can you afford not to have “frogs” in your tank..?

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Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
Send an email sales@braude.co.uk
Visit www.braude.co.uk

Alternatively, follow Braude on LinkedIn for further updates and information about our full product range.

Just as Popular today as when it was invented…

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Polaris Popular Low Profile Immersion Heater

In the late 1990s, in response to industry demand for a more cost effective solution to their already popular Impervio Polaris Metal Immersion Heater, Braude introduced the Polaris Popular Electric Immersion Heater. It was produced principally for the electroplating and metal processing industries and with highly competitive overseas markets in mind.

Living up to its name, the Polaris Popular soon became a bestselling product for Braude and has remained so to this day.

Designed for use where aggressive chemicals need to be heated to temperatures up to 100°C, the Popular is manufactured from high integrity polymers to give high performance and have optimum chemical resistance against corrosion caused by chemicals such as nitric, hydrochloric, sulphuric and hydrofluoric acids, but are inert enough to be used where non-contamination is a requirement.

  • high or low profile to suit the configuration of your tank
  • two types of mounting available: hanging brackets (vertical mounting) or standoffs (placing horizontally on the floor of the tank)
  • electrical connection is by a continuous flexible lead which is supplied 1.5m long as standard with lengths up to 12m available to order
  • profiles available in: high or low, cylindrical (up to 4kW), round or square
  • power ratings from 0.5kW to 18kW
  • single phase or three phase power supplies
  • accessories available for use with the heater include the Hazard Protection Device (HPD) and the Thermaster Thermostatic controller.

Braude have become known as specialist manufacturers of heating & cooling systems for highly corrosive liquids including strong acids and other surface treatment processes typically used by the Electroplating, Metal Finishing and Process Industries. And like all of the Braude Polaris Range, is made to order in the UK, guaranteeing the highest possible quality and ensuring customers receive the exact specifications they require to fulfil their needs.

Braude quality and safety standards are well established and built into the Polaris range.  The Polaris Popular is covered by the Braude Replacement Service complete with a 12 month Braude warranty.60years_72

To find out more…
Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
Send an email sales@ebraude.com
Visit www.braude.co.uk

Alternatively, follow Braude on LinkedIn for further updates and information about our full product range.

Introducing our Levelmaster Liquid Level Controller…

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Ok… our Levelmaster Liquid Level Controller is a little bit more sophisticated than this, but it relies on a similar principle…

The Braude Levelmaster Liquid Level Controller has been specifically designed for use, not just in water but also for use in corrosive chemical applications found in harsh industrial environments. 

 

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Braude Levelmaster Liquid Level Controller and Probe

Designed for surface mounting near the process liquid, providing a clear indication of the tank liquid level, the Levelmaster is typically used in chemical process areas which could have a fume and moisture laden atmosphere. The sturdy housing has a clear cover, sealed to IP65, and complies with the current regulations for electrical equipment. Alternatively, it can be used externally – for example in a storage tank farm.

 

All Braude Master range of controllers are fitted with flying leads for ease of connection to the power supply and are supplied complete with probes, which also have a flying lead and simple plug in connection to the controller. The probes are designed to be mounted within the process or storage tank and their polymer construction enables use in a wide range of aggressive or aqueous liquids. Probes are supplied 0.5 metres long as standard but lengths up to 8 metres can be manufactured to suit larger tanks.

  • Probe has no moving parts
  • High sensitivity version available for deionised water or soft water areas
  • High level only, low level only or dual operation
  • Low voltage AC detection circuit
  • Suitable for most aqueous or conductive solutions
  • Easy setting of control height
  • Suitable for any vessel: steel, polymer, fibreglass, etc.
  • HPD version available for use with Polaris heaters

The Levelmaster controller is available for either 240v or 110v power supplies and can be provided with live or volt free relays. The Braude Master range is fully compatible with the Polaris electric immersion heaters and self-priming chemical transfer pumps, also manufactured by Braude.60years_72

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

send us an email sales@braude.co.uk

or visit www.braude.co.uk

Nautilus – Inspired by nature…

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The curious-looking chambered nautilus, or Nautilus Pompilius, is considered by many biologists to be a living fossil, perfectly adapted to salt water and remaining unchanged for over 400 million years. The shell of the nautilus is comprised of many individual chambers which, by injecting or removing fluid through a system of tubes, provides the creature with buoyancy.

In 1978, Braude introduced a product specifically designed for heating highly corrosive liquids used in harsh environments. Inspired by the curious creature, it was named the Nautilus Teflon Heat Exchanger. Using high integrity fluoropolymers, such as PTFE, which has excellent chemical resistance, the Nautilus established the reputation of Braude as specialist manufacturers of acid proof equipment which met the rigorous demands of the pickling, galvanising and metal finishing industry.

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Braude Nautilus Heat Exchanger

Built from non-corrodable, fully tested high-performance fluoropolymer PTFE-based materials, the Braude Nautilus utilises steam, hot water or thermal fluid as a heating medium and chilled water for cooling applications.  Heat outputs are available from 20 to 400kW in a single unit.

These robust heat-exchange units have been in production virtually unchanged, for nearly 40 years and are used by many well known multinational companies across the steel, galvanising, aerospace and other typically heavy engineering sectors.

However, in order to survive in today’s economic climate, Braude recognises the need to think creatively and continually push to innovate; that’s why Braude has extended the range of our well-known and proven Nautilus Heat Exchanger to include our new Fluorochill Element. Thanks to our signature fluoropolymer elements, the new Nautilus Fluorochill Heat Exchanger offers many benefits such as…

  • 20% more cooling efficiency
  • 20% smaller allowing installation and operation in restricted spaces
  • Up to 30% saving because of the streamlined manufacturing process
  • Ideal for modern processes such as Tartaric Acid Anodising, therefore helping to reduce the environmental impact of the traditional chromic acid anodising process

…at the same time maintaining the excellent chemical resistance that is Braude’s trademark.

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 87612360years_36

send us an email  sales@braude.co.uk

or visit www.braude.co.uk