Electric Heating Solutions
Bucan designs and manufactures thermal components for diverse industrial applications that require custom made electrical heating products. Through expert engineering advice, and on-site design and manufacturing facilities, we provide prompt and effective solutions for the heating requirements of various industries. The hydro-electric; petro-chemical; foodservice; packaging; plastic processing and medical industries are some of the sectors that we serve.
Bucan provides a full line of heaters as well as thermocouples, RTD’s and control panels. Consult our website to choose from our immersion heaters; tubular heaters; flexible heaters; cartridge heaters; band heaters; strip heaters; coil heaters; cable heaters; drum heaters; enclosure heaters; duct heaters and circulation heaters. Or better still, contact us, and one of our engineers will help you find the heater that best fits your needs.
GROVER, an autonomous land roving robot, was designed by NASA to be used as a remotely operated vehicle to gather research information in inaccessible terrains. The solar powered rover, which uses re-chargeable batteries to operate, was sent to the highest point in Greenland to measure layers of ice and snow accumulation, and so had to be designed to withstand artic temperatures and rugged terrains.
Bucan silicone heaters are part of a system that controls the temperature of the re-chargeable batteries to ensure maximum longevity. The GROVER mission, carried out in Greenland in May 2013, was a great success. Congratulations to all involved!
BUCAN NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL AT NEW LOCATION
Our move is complete and we are now fully operational at our new location:
805 Bancroft Avenue
Pointe-Claire QC H9R 4L6
Fax : 514-695-6804
We look forward to servicing all your industrial heating needs from our streamlined manufacturing facility.
The BUCAN team
January 20, 2014
A client with a steam system needed to stretch a plastic form over a steel frame and wanted to use an existing stem as the heat source. However, the process was near the end on a long stem line and the operating temperature required to warm the plastic enough to allow it to stretch was higher than the steam temperature. The solution was to use an Electric Steam Superheater; first to dry the steam and to raise its outlet temperature by superheating the saturated steam. Conditions:
* 25 psig, 85% steam
* Flow rate 60 lb/hr
* Desired outlet temperature 320°F
Using the steam tables the calculation result was 4600 watts, adding the normal 20% safety factor recommended for electric resistance heaters, the customer purchased a 5 kW, Steam Superheater.
The Steam Superheater included a steam outlet temperature thermocouple and a high limit thermocouple to feed temperature information to the supplied control panel. This system could respond quickly to the output needs and operate in a safe mode when the process cycle was in stand-by.
An extremely satisfied customer was the result.
December 3, 2013
ANOTHER GREAT PARTY!
On Saturday evening November 23rd 2013 the BUCAN family got together for another year-end celebration. Everyone was there with their families, children and friends. The president thanked all who make the Bucan success story possible, emphasizing the vision of the company which over and above making great products and satisfying customers is to ensure that everyone who works for and with BUCAN enjoys every single day that they come to work or do business with us!
The food was delicious, the music festive, and the atmosphere totally elated! There were gifts for the children and lotteries for the grown-ups; we enjoyed each others’ company and partied and danced well into the early hours of the morning!
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October 30, 2013
Diesel Fuel Waste Recovery
A client collected spilled diesel fuel at a locomotive refueling station; the spilled fuel was being collected in an outdoor recovery pond. A surface skimmer collected the waste product for safe disposal. During cold weather the skimmer had difficulty picking up the oil and when the temperature was below freezing; any water that entered the pit froze, often causing the skimmer to freeze up.
The lined recovery pond had a simple shed built over it and the best solution was to keep the waste material warm. The heat loss calculation determined an 8 kW over-the-side immersion heater with a Hazardous Location (explosion proof) terminal enclosure would offer the best heating solution.
Come visit the BUCAN booth at CMTS, the CANADIAN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2013. BUCAN and its team of engineers will greet you in booth # 2327. Come see us for all your industrial process heating needs.
BUCAN is currently at the Estrie Industrial Trade Show which is held in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Come visit us at booth 305.
BUCAN at SAGLAC
Next, meet us at the The Estrie Industrial Show: 25-26 September, 2013: New Exhibition Centre: BUCAN booth # 305.
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER GREAT PARTY!
Our year-end party was held on Saturday Nov.24th, 2012. More pictures here
The big Bucan team was joined by family members and friends to celebrate another successful year. After an excellent dinner, we danced to the DJ's beats. The children danced and played before receiving their gifts. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful party spirits.
Congratulations to every member of the Bucan team for another outstanding year.
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Bucan is pleased to announce that its electrical control panels have been CSA and CSA/US certified with the following description as per CSA:
Special industrial control assemblies, enclosed, 600 V ac max, 1 or 3-ph, 60 Hz, 400 A max input; outputs: 600 V max, 1 or 3-ph, 60 Hz, 400 A max (heating) or 400A/400 hp total max (125 hp max single motor starter); consisting of CSA Certified components such as enclosures, fuses, circuit breakers, motor starters, contactors, ac drives, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), transformers, control relays, timers and auxiliary devices.
Full voltage and reduced voltage motor starter: 125hp max
BUCAN proudly sponsors juvenile sports teams, and especially those in which children of the big BUCAN family participate! One such promising young baseball player (Branden, front row, second from right) is one of only 12 players selected out of a group of 1000 to represent the City of Austin in an “All Star” tournam