It is time to protect your tank!

January 2021 was the coldest for 10 years but it is not too late to anticipate freezing conditions and protect your equipment and chemicals from the damaging effect of freezing temperatures.

Don’t let this happen

Whether you have a tank with Caustic solution or demineralised water, it is essential your process runs smoothly when the ambient temperature drops. With some solutions your tank could be at risk from frost if there is a drop in temperature to as little as 10°C, at times even the most obvious problems can be overlooked, here are some tips to ensure that your business will not be affected by the winter months. Caustic storage tanks should always be protected, once they freeze it is not easy to undo and the solid caustic may need removing mechanically.

Follow these basic checks to keep your plant in tip top condition.

Immersion Heaters

  • Check all heaters are operating correctly and RCD is not tripped.
  • Do you have sufficient kW in each tank?
  • Check all leads for damage
  • Polaris heaters are ideal for corrosive liquids, if in doubt talk to Braude about a replacement.

Polaris immersion heaters and installation in a storage tank.

Temperature Control

  • Check all temperature controllers are operating and in use.
  • Verify temperature settings and test equipment accordingly.
  • The Braude range of temperature and liquid level controllers will ensure that your tank remains at a suitable temperature at all times.
  • A properly operating controller ensures you do not have to worry about the tank temperature.
Typical installation showing Thermaster controller, heaters leads and sensors fitted in the tank

Surface Heating systems

  • Inspect conditions of all surface heaters such as heating tapes, heating cable, drum heaters, tank heaters, and pipe heaters.
  • Braude supply the eltherm range of trace heating cables and equipment to complement our range of immersion heaters. These products complement the Braude range of heaters and extend from the metal-based industries to Chemical, Petrochemical, Food Processing and Construction amongst others. Products include self-regulating heating cable, high – temperature heating cable, control systems, thermal jackets.
  • Look for damaged insulation on all external exposed cables.
  • Pay special attention to valves. This is a major choke point and susceptible to damage.

If you need help contact a member of the Heatrod / Braude sales and technical team on 01252 876123 or 0161 727 3713 and we will be more than happy to run through your options to ensure your business is not affected by the winter months.

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