News and Press Releases

Duct Heater and Gas Detector Price Increases effective 4/6/2015

Prices for Duct Heaters, Gas Detectors and Control Panels increase effective 4/6/2015. Price lists have been mailed to all representatives. Unit and all other heaters as well as parts and accessories are not affected. Online pricing is currently available for Gas Detectors and all products that have not had price increases. Duct Heater and Control Panel pricing are under construction as noted.

BTUH Heaters Discontinued as of September 1, 2010

Effective September 1, 2010, Brasch Manufacturing has discontinued the BTUH heater line. The BTU Series is now being offered in capacities from 2.5KW to 50KW. Download Bulletin A-140B for specifications or contact Bill Tucker or Don Schwab for further information.

Updated UL1996 Requires Disconnecting Contactors Be Used In Open Coil Duct Heater Applications

For the safety of service personnel performing work on or near an open coil duct heater, contactors used to control them must break all ungrounded conductors. Paragraph 24.3.18 Requirement: Mercury or magnetic contactors used on open coil electric duct heaters shall break all ungrounded conductors. Phase break on three phase heaters shall not be permitted. Where silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs) are used, the safety contactor shall break all ungrounded conductors. This requirement does not apply to sheathed type electric duct