This year’s SurfaceTechnology 2018, in Stuttgart, GERMANY was a buzz of excitement at the variety of products and services on offer from companies across the globe. And of course, Braude were among the world famous names exhibiting their latest and most popular products.
Covering the complete spectrum of surface treatment and finishing technologies, including electroplating, surface treatment, coating materials, environmental and utility engineering services, pre-treatment, cleaning, and measuring, testing and analysis, Surface Technology 2018 offered something for everyone…
Visitors came from far across the globe: India, Japan, Israel and South America, many of whom were familiar with the Braude name, or were already satisfied customers of our products, in particular, our aptly named Polaris Popular heaters, but were not aware of just how comprehensive our range was.
But designing and manufacturing high-quality heaters is only part of the story. Braude manufactures a complete range of controllers for liquid level and temperature control, as well as heater (and ultimately) plant safety.
And of course, all products made by Braude are non-corrodable and acid proof, offering long lasting reliable service, which means good value for money.
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.
It may be good news for snowmen and schoolchildren, but as another Arctic blast washes across Britain, it is absolutely vital to protect buildings, equipment, and grounds against freeze damage.
If your storage tank or any pipework associated with your tank is susceptible to frost then following these tips will ensure your business is not affected by the harsh winter elements.
Whether you have a tank with Caustic Solution or Demineralised water, to ensure your process tank runs efficiently, it is important to maintain the temperature as the ambient temperature drops; with some solutions, a drop in temperature to as little as 10°C could mean your tank is at risk from frost.
Here are some tips to ensure that your business will not be affected by the winter months.
Check all immersion heaters are operating. Do you have sufficient kW in each tank?
Check all leads for damage. If in doubt, Braude heaters may be returned for inspection and possible refurbishment.
Braude supply a comprehensive range of electric immersion heaters in various shapes, sizes, and outputs from 0.5kW to 18kW designed to suit virtually every application.
Check all temperature controllers are operating and in use. Verify temperature settings and test equipment accordingly. Braude’s range of temperature and liquid level controllers will ensure that your tank remains at a suitable setting at all times. A properly operating controller ensures you do not have to worry about the tank temperature.
Master range of Controllers & Probes
Thermal & Vapour control Identify areas where personal safety is at risk due to icy conditions caused by excess moisture escaping from the surface of your tanks. Insulate and minimise liquid loss from the surface of your tanks with Frogspawn thermal insulation spheres.
Frogspawn thermal insulation spheres
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 externally exposed cables. Pay special attention to valves. This is a major choke point and susceptible to damage.
Our expert team will be more than happy to run through your options to ensure your business is not affected by the winter months. To find out more…
Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
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SurfaceTechnology GERMANY 2018International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments & Coatings has become the leading platform for the complete processing chain in surface treatment and finishing.
Over 17,000 m² of exhibition space
Covering all aspects of surface treatment and finishing
All branches of industry
All types of materials
In conjunction with Backer ELC of Switzerland, Braude will be showcasing their latest products designed for use in the metal finishing industry.
A team of experts will be on hand to offer advice and information on the complete Backer ELC and Braude range of products – if you have a project in mind, we can even give you an on the spot quote!
Date: – Venue: Messe Stuttgart, GERMANY
Stand: Hall 1, Stand K34
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.
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.
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 BraudeTankmaster provides a display of the set point as well as the temperature of the bath. Features 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