It’s time to protect your tank! 

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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.

Immersion Heaters
Check all immersion heaters are operating. Do you have sufficient kW in each tank?

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Polaris Popular range of Electric Immersion Heaters

Check all leads for damage. If in doubt, Braude heaters may be returned for inspection and possible refurbishment.

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Polaris Neptune immersion heater

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. 

Temperature Control
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.

Braude Controllers
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.

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Frogspawn thermal insulation spheres

Surface Heating
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…60 years sticker-1
Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
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We’re making an exhibition of ourselves at Surface Technology 2018 – we hope to see you there!

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SurfaceTechnology GERMANY 2018 International 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
  • One show

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

Book your tickets here

We’ll be there… will you?

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Don’t catch a chill this winter!

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Make sure your process tanks are operating at their optimal temperature during the chilly winter months.

The Braude Polaris range of acid proof electric immersion heaters has an output and profile to suit every size and shape of tank.

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Polaris Popular range of Electric Immersion Heaters

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To find out more visit our website at www.braude.co.uk

Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

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We hope you have a prosperous 2018!

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New year, new plans..?

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.

To find out more…60 years sticker-1
Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1252 876123
Send an email sales@ebraude.com
Visit www.braude.co.uk

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We hope you have a Joyful Christmas and a Prosperous 2018!

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Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

Everyone at Braude would like to thank our customers for your support in 2017.

We hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and wish you a Prosperous and Happy 2018 and look forward to supplying you with all your heating and cooling needs for corrosive liquids.

To find out more…

Visit: www.braude.co.uk

Call: +44 (0) 1252 876123

Email sales@ebraude.com

You wouldn’t let this happen to your car, so why risk your tanks freezing over winter..?

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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.

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Polaris Popular heater fitted with HPD

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 Braude Tankmaster provides a display of the set point as well as the temperature of the bath. Braude TankmasterFeatures 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

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

Christmas & New Year
Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th-December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

Keep your liquid levels under control this Christmas & New Year…

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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 awry.

Braude have a range of products to help you ensure your tanks are working safely and efficiently over the Christmas and New Year break…

The Braude Tankmaster MP is a combined temperature and level controller. It is supplied complete with non-corrodable temperature and level sensors for use in the corrosive solutions found throughout the Finishing industry.

The controller is designed for surface mounting and sealed to IP65 so it is suitable for use close to the point of use providing an easily read display for the operator of tank conditions. It provides a display of the set point as well as the temperature of the bath and has no external buttons or knobs so preventing the accidental alteration of the setting.

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Braude Thankmaster, Levelmaster & Thermaster with temperature and level probes

Features include:

  • Secondary set point either from a single or an ancillary probe.
  • Drop back facility to enable a lower set point temperature to be selected, which is ideal to allow maintenance of a tank over a weekend.
  • Can be set by the end user or alternatively can be preset in the factory prior to despatch

Thermaster and Levelmaster controllers are also available from Braude and all probes are interchangeable with the Tankmaster.

 

 

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

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Frogspawn Thermal Insulation Spheres layout diagram

Frogspawn Thermal Insulation Spheres form a floating blanket ideal for use on the top of open process tanks, giving a physical cover of 91% to provide a continuous insulating layer. The air inside the hollow spheres and the air pockets between them provide insulation but still allows workloads like jigs and components to easily pass through the layer.

Two main advantages are:

  • Savings in heat loss of up to 75%, depending on temperature conditions
  • Savings of up to 90%, reducing corrosive effects on structure of plant and buildings.

All products are backed up by Braude’s experience of many years manufacturing and supplying equipment for arduous environments and are 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

or send us an email sales@ebraude.com

Christmas & New Year
Our last shipping date for despatching orders prior to the Christmas break will be 20th-December, with deliveries resuming on the 4th January 2018.

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!

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

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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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..?

To find out more…60 years sticker-1
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.

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@ebraude.com
Visit www.braude.co.uk

Alternatively, follow Braude on LinkedIn for further updates and information about our full product range.