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! Unfortunately, this caused the units to overheat and burn out, so a solution was found by modifying the baffles surrounding the heating coils allowing them to function properly without being filled with shark eggs.

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

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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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Frogspawn

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
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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@braude.co.uk
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

 

Four wheels, a steering wheel and an engine… doesn’t make it a reliable vehicle!

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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 wrong…

Plating and process tanks need reliable control. The Braude Thermaster TS has been produced specifically for those applications.

Why use a Braude Thermaster TS temperature sender?

The Thermaster TS temperature sender uses tried and tested technology from Braude and is designed to provide a 4-20mA output signal to a programmable logic controller (PLC) or similar device for monitoring temperature in a process tank. Incorporating a chemically resistant PT100 sensor encased in Teflon, with a choice of a PP/PVC/PVDF guide tube makes it a completely self-contained unit that can be easily connected to your existing control system.

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Thermaster TS temperature sender

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.

The 4-20 mA current output signal is relatively immune to ambient electrical noise and is not degraded by long distance transmission, even over a small diameter wire. Adding a temperature transmitter to a system eliminates the problem of having to provide long runs of costly wire and an extensive amount of shielding.

Can you afford NOT to use Braude Thermaster TS temperature senders in your tanks ..?

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123 or send us an email sales@braude.co.uk

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Would you risk your car engine overheating..?

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The Braude Thermaster OTP is a device intended to protect plant and equipment from catastrophic damage by switching Polaris heaters off should the liquid level in the tank drop too low or in the absence of liquid.

Whilst the Polaris heaters are intrinsically safe and will normally only suffer damage to themselves, the OTP (Over Temperature Protection) device serves as a further safety check within the system.  A sensor is fitted to the top of the heater connected to the OTP controller which is preset for a temperature just above the that of the liquid. In most cases, the sensor will prevent damage to the heater and in all cases will prevent more extensive damage to the plant.

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Braude OTP fitted to Polaris Popular Electric Immersion Heater

 

We find our customers fit the OTP to the heaters in their lines for the following reasons…

  • provides security of operation
  • ensures the longevity of the heaters
  • meets safety requirements from insurance companies
  • cuts costs by minimising downtime for repairs and replacement of damaged heaters

 
Other Braude products designed for protection and ease of operation of heaters are the HPD (Hazard Protection Device) and Levelmaster both of which are designed to switch off heaters in the event of low-level liquid in the tank.

 

…can you afford NOT to use Braude Polaris heaters ..?

To find out more call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123 or send us an email sales@braude.co.uk

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Made in Great Britain for 60 years

On 2nd April 1957, AFC Roberts piloted the British made Short SC1 on its first flight. Using five Rolls Royce RB 108 jet engines, it was the first British fixed-wing VTOL which lead to the development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier…

1957 also saw the launch of E. Braude (London) Ltd by Erich Braude, a London-based trader in steel stocks. In 1973 Dan Welsby, a successful stainless steel tube manufacturer purchased E. Braude (London) Ltd and under his guidance, Braude moved to its current site in Sandhurst, Berkshire. The company became a distributor of chemical pumps and Teflon heat exchangers to the steel and metal finishing industries.

The company moved into manufacture and the Nautilus Teflon Heat Exchanger was introduced; a product which could withstand the demands of highly corrosive liquids used in the steel and metal finishing industries, and for which Braude became well known. In the subsequent years, more products were designed and developed including the Polaris Electric Immersion Heater and the Jet Stream external tank heating system for corrosive liquids. This earned a reputation for Braude as being thermal process equipment specialists, in particular when it comes to the heating and cooling of highly corrosive liquids.

In 2009 David Snoxhill and Carlos Avila took over Braude with the objective of expanding the range of heaters, heat exchangers, controllers and pumps to be able to meet all the needs of their customers and continued its growth, especially across the overseas, Indian and the Far Eastern markets.

Following a successful 2016, the acquisition of Braude by Heatrod Elements Ltd, a member of the Backer Group, part of the Nibe Elements division of Nibe Industries AG, further enhanced the company’s product range and assured the future of E. Braude(London) Ltd.

To this day, Braude continues to design, develop, and manufacture its products in Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK, ensuring the highest standards of British Made Quality across its product range which is used worldwide by industries such as Steel strip manufacturers, Wire & Tube, Metal Finishers & Galvanising as well as the Aerospace Industry.

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Braude acquired by Heatrod Elements

Braude is pleased to announce it has been acquired by Heatrod Elements, a member of the Backer Group and part of NIBE. The Backer Group is one of the world market leaders in the design and manufacture of components and solutions for measurement, control and heating.

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Says David Snoxhill, General Manager of Braude: “Joining the Backer Group is an exciting development for Braude as it will give us the influential presence and financial backup of a large group, coupled with access to many products throughout the NIBE group which will enhance the Braude range and allow it to grow further”

Simon Ellam, Managing Director of Heatrod Elements Ltd adds: “The products and expertise developed by Braude in this specialist area of application was clearly an excellent fit for NIBE and the Backer group of companies. Braude have prestige clients and the ability to not only supply products into particularly harsh environments but also the engineering expertise to help design a complete solution. We see these capabilities as a very good strategic fit with our growth in industrial market sectors”

By continually developing and expanding its range of UK manufactured acid proof equipment such as Polaris heaters, Nautilus heat exchangers, Levelmaster & Tankmaster Controllers and Chemical Transfer Pumps, Braude constantly strives to move with the changing times; becoming part of the Backer group will enable Braude to supply an even wider range of products to its UK and worldwide customer base and to meet the ever demanding needs of the metal processing and electronics industry.

E. Braude (London) Ltd will continue to run its operations and service customers from its base in Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK.

For more information visit:
www.braude.co.uk       www.heatrod.com       www.backer.se       www.nibe.com

Save the date..!

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Save the date… for the 2017 Surface World Live Show on the 22rd & 23th March 2017 where Braude will be showcasing our latest products.

We are looking forward to meeting new customers face to face, catching up with old customers and finding out all about your current and upcoming projects. Click here, or on the banner above, to register for FREE entry.

Our director, David Snoxhill and his team will be on hand to show you our most popular and latest products, answer any questions you may have, as well as give instant quotes.

Stand H1
(opposite Network Cafe Bar)
Hall 7
NEC
Birmingham
B40 1NT

To find out more and to see the full range of Braude products, visit our website or call our sales team on +44 (0)1252 876123.