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.
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.
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…
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