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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitted with BRAUDE Polaris heaters, the ELECTROJET external electric tank heater is designed to stand next to the process tank leaving more space in your tank.
Fitted with PTFE electric elements housed in a cylinder 900mm high x 400mm diameter, using corrosion resistant polymers throughout the construction
Will not corrode in acid process solution
Free standing and easy to fit to existing tanks
Ratings from 3kW to 24kW available
Can be supplied separately or complete with pumps and controller to suit your application
Existing pumps (such as filter pumps), and temperature control systems can be used
Recirculation of liquid through the ELECTROJET helps to ensure efficient heat transfer and assists in smoothing temperature distribution through the heated tank
Maintenance can be carried out without disturbing or emptying process chemicals
The heater has been developed for use with the aggressive and corrosive chemicals typically found in the electroplating, metal finishing, steel and chemical industries, and is ideal for chemical processes and reactors, electroplating tanks and acid pickling. Tanks, where space is at a premium, of awkward shape or construction for fitting internal heaters or containing other equipment such as mixers, will all benefit from the use of ELECTROJET.
BRAUDE, who have many years experience of solving the problems associated with highly corrosive solutions, also manufacture the Polaris range of non-corrodable electric immersion heaters, Thermaster and Levelmaster controllers, and Nautilus and Jet Stream heat exchangers for larger applications.
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
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.
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 email@example.com