BRADEN MANUFACTURING

TULSA,  OK 
United States
  • Booth: 4706


An INNOVA Global company providing GT auxiliary equipment.

Braden, together with Consolidated Fabricators (“Confab”) which is a division of Braden, has been the preferred supplier of auxiliary systems for gas turbine OEMs and end users whether it be power producers, utilities, or the like for over 50 years. In October 2017, Braden, Confab and Braden Europe were purchased by INNOVA Global (formerly ATCO Emissions Management), a recognized leader in noise control and power plant auxiliary products supported by strong installation and construction capabilities.

Braden has prided itself as the most experienced and trusted name in the design and manufacture of auxiliary systems for gas turbine power plants.

Whether you are looking for new equipment, aftermarket/retrofit equipment, turnkey solutions, replacement parts & filters, engineered fabricated systems, or build-to-print fabrications, Braden with INNOVA are the single-source shop for gas turbine auxiliary systems.

Brands: Intake/exhaust silencing, filter houses, bypass, diverter dampers, catalysts, anti-icing, HRSG/WHRB’s, acoustical buildings/enclosures/barriers, acoustic consulting and site installation services


 Press Releases

  • INNOVA Global expands global reach by acquiring Braden


    CALGARY, AB (October 12, 2017) INNOVA Global Ltd. (INNOVA), an international leader in emissions and noise control, announced today that it has acquired the shares of the multinational gas turbine auxiliary equipment specialist, Braden, from Global Power Equipment Group. The acquisition includes Braden Manufacturing LLC (BUSA) in Tulsa, Consolidated Fabricators (CFI) in Auburn, Massachusetts and Braden-Europe (BEUR) located in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

    The acquisition of Braden allows INNOVA to expand its global reach with added market presence in North, Central and South America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China and, Australasia.

    INNOVA’s President and CEO Harry Wong said the combination of INNOVA and Braden brings together strong project experience and the product offering of two global leaders in their fields. “As a result of this transaction, INNOVA will expand its international footprint into Europe, China, the Middle East and North Africa as well as strengthen its presence in the US and the Americas”, Mr. Wong said. “Importantly, the clients of the combined entity will benefit greatly from the breadth of prequalified product designs and solutions to service its clients worldwide.”

    “We look forward to strengthening our operations through extension of the technical capabilities, global supply chain, and expansion of product offerings through the combined INNOVA-Braden team,” he said.

    “Similarly, we also plan to work with the strong CFI team to strengthen its product offering to existing clients and to manufacture some of their current specialized parts.”

    “Braden Europe provides INNOVA with an important base within the European Union and a pathway to offer additional products and services to clients within BEUR’s geographical markets.”

    Braden has a unique gas turbine aftermarket retrofit and parts business, which offer clients the option of upgrading and improving auxiliary equipment requiring repairs or replacement - from filter houses to exhaust silencers and stacks, diverter dampers, and a complete line of in-duct products. “This aftermarket and retrofit operation will add a new dimension to INNOVA’s product and service offering which we plan to support with our in-house construction group and grow into a much larger business,” Mr. Wong said.

    The Braden transaction, follows INNOVA’s acquisition earlier this year of the liquidated intellectual property assets of Express Integrated Technologies (EIT) a leader in Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems and Once Through Steam Generators (OTSGs).

    About Braden:
    Braden, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Heerlen, the Netherlands, is an international leader in the power generation industry for the design, manufacture, installation and retrofit of auxiliary equipment for gas turbines including filter houses, inlet cooling systems, anti-icing systems, intake silencers, expansion joints, diverter dampers, exhaust silencers, exhaust stacks and Selective Catalytic Reduction systems.

    Its in-house engineering capabilities also include: 3-D solid modeling of complex shapes; computational fluid dynamics; structural design analysis; thermal, buckling and vibration frequency analysis; finite elemental analysis; and acoustical testing and analysis.

    The company was founded in 1923 by Glenn T. Braden and now has more than 160 employees with specialized engineering staff in the United States and the Netherlands, and relationships with fabrication specialists in over 30 countries. Consolidated Fabricators has been in business since 1971 and operates 50,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Auburn, Massachusetts.

    About INNOVA Global:
    INNOVA Global, formerly ATCO Emissions Management, ATCO Noise Management and Higgott-Kane, is an international, fully integrated engineering, fabrication, procurement and construction management company that primarily serves clients in the power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Over the past four decades, the company has developed a full-service suite of specialized solutions involving air and noise emissions control, acoustic consulting, gas turbine auxiliary systems, heat recovery systems, oil and gas facilities, and turnkey buildings.

    INNOVA Global has offices throughout North America and overseas, with in-house fabrication facilities in Monterrey, Mexico and St. George, Utah. 

    About TriWest Capital Partners:
    TriWest Capital Partners is a major shareholder of Innova Global. Founded in 1998, TriWest Capital Partners is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms with over $1.25 billion of committed capital. Based in Western Canada, TriWest makes significant investments in established, well-run companies with a proven track record of success and a sustainable competitive advantage, with experience in a broad range of industries, including the service, manufacturing and distribution sectors. The TriWest team consists of a group of  professionals with significant operational, financial and transactional experience. TriWest works closely with management and Limited Partners, proactively putting in place a strategy that maximizes growth potential and value creation by emphasizing operational excellence and an efficient capital structure.

    For more information, please contact:
    Harold (Harry) Wong, President & CEO of Innova Global Ltd.
    T: 519.220.0600 Ext. 224


 Products

  • SCR & CO Systems
    Braden’s extensive simple cycle exhaust experience provides an excellent foundation for simple cycle SCR/CO exhaust systems. For over forty years, Braden has specialized in handling the rigorous requirements of simple cycle exhaust systems....

  • Braden’s extensive simple cycle exhaust experience provides an excellent foundation for simple cycle SCR/CO exhaust systems. For over forty years, Braden has specialized in handling the rigorous requirements of simple cycle exhaust systems. In that time, Braden has developed a skill set essential in providing quality SCR/CO systems. The high temperatures and turbulent flows of simple cycle machines require sound engineering design of internal structural members, which Braden has mastered with more than 1,500 simple cycle exhaust projects.

    Managing exhaust flow is critical to the performance of a CO/SCR system. Our in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) allows us to economically verify the flow distribution of each project, guaranteeing emissions requirements are achieved. Our experienced CFD engineers are dedicated to working in the simple cycle market, providing them expertise unique in the market. Braden’s forty years of experience in modeling, managing and distributing hot, simple cycle exhaust gases has allowed us to meet the world’s most stringent CO & NOx emissions requirements.

  • Air Filtration
    Braden offers a wide range of filtration products contained in filter houses that provide top quality engineered systems for new or existing gas turbines....

  • Braden offers a wide range of filtration products contained in filter houses that provide top quality engineered systems for new or existing gas turbines. Our engineering team can design filter houses and filtration systems for any application based on site-specific requirements and/or OEM specifications.

    We have produced 950+ top quality and cost effective systems that includes static filtration (pre-filters to high efficiency final filters), pulse filtration (self-cleaning), and variety of auxiliary equipment (heating/cooling systems) that clean and condition the air at low pressure drop for optimum power output while protecting the compressor from any damages by foreign objects.

  • Exhaust Systems
    Braden's extensive engineering and manufacturing experience allows us to design systems that will best meet your unique needs, including stringent specifications for space, pressure drop, emissions, and acoustics....

  • Braden can provide your project with the exhaust bypass, simple cycle, exhaust diffuser and exhaust expansion joints it requires. Our extensive engineering and manufacturing experience allows us to design systems that will best meet your unique needs, including stringent specifications for space, pressure drop, emissions, and acoustics. Most often, we are the OEM choice to design the system once new Turbine models are released because of our experienced and vast Engineering resources.

    Braden has perfected the floating liner system that provides internal system stability in high turbulence/high temperature environments such as F class machines. Additionally, each design is evaluated for internal pin spacing, pin size, liner plate thickness, and clamping system positioning to ensure system integrity. Many of the critical welds are robotically conducted to provide weld integrity and proper weld penetration. Braden has implemented stringent QA processes to ensure that the designs created in the office are properly implemented in the manufacturing facilities.


     

    Braden has more than 1500 exhaust systems in operation worldwide, including exhaust systems for every major turbine OEM. We can utilize low cost country fabrication sourced to reduce your shipping cost while still providing a design solution that will last for decades.Our in house acoustical capabilities, backed up with extensive laboratory and field measurements, allow us to develop state of the art solutions for your noise control requirements. We have created designs to meet noise requirements in the far field, near field, stack exit, total system sound power, low frequency emissions and more. Our silencer baffles have been extensively modeled and tested to survive the harshest conditions created by modern turbines. This includes our new baffle design optimized for the fast turbine startups of the F class machines.

  • Diverter Dampers
    Braden has designed and manufactured diverter isolators since 1985. The bulk of our diverter experience is in combined-cycle gas turbine power plants, where extreme and sudden thermal changes necessitate thorough design foresight....

  • Diverter Experience from the Extreme World of Combined Cycle

    Braden has designed and manufactured diverter isolators since 1985. The bulk of our diverter experience is in combined-cycle gas turbine power plants, where extreme and sudden thermal changes necessitate thorough design foresight. We have also designed diverters for desulfurization (FGD) applications with several unique and patented features for improved flow distribution.

    Design Features

    • Flexible Inconel® seal elements
    • Toggle or pivot drive system operation
    • Thermal stress-free blade design
    • Internal casing insulation
    • Delivery in one piece or split into sections as per transportation limits
    • Hydraulic power units with HRSG protection mode

    High Performance

    The requirements for diverter design have multiplied dramatically due to increases in mass flow and exhaust gas temperatures combined with more operation cycles. The Braden Diverter design greatly reduces thermal stress, the cause of damage and leakage. Whether you have the latest high end gas turbine or a smaller unit, we can insure long time reliability and performance.

    • “F” Class technology
    • High reliability
    • FEM analysis of all internal load/thermal stress-related
    • Extensive experience
    • The OEM’s preferred choice
    • Over 250 diverter dampers built
  • Inlet Ducting / Silencers
    Designing a great air inlet is all about attention to acoustics and pressure drop. Our experienced staff of acoustical engineers employs the most modern software to provide compliant designs....

  • Let Braden Engineer a Superior Inlet System

    Designing a great air inlet is all about attention to acoustics and pressure drop. Our experienced staff of acoustical engineers employs the most modern software to provide compliant designs. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as well as, Finite Modeling, Thermal, Buckling and Vibration Frequency Analysis are applied to guarantee superior pressure drop, distribution and velocities.

    Inlet PlenumInlet System Components

    • Inlet Silencers
    • Inlet Dampers Doors (Roll Up)
    • Inlet Ducting
    • Inlet Expansion Joints
    • Over 700 Inlet Systems Built
  • Gas Turbine Combustion Parts and Engine Components
    Consolidated Fabricators (ConFab) supplies a wide range of high temperature,corrosion-resistant combustion system parts for power generation, including gas turbine seals, gas turbine retainers, brackets, wirelocks and others....

  • Gas Turbine Combustion Parts and Engine Components

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    Consolidated Fabricators (ConFab) supplies a wide range of high temperature,corrosion-resistant combustion system parts for power generation, including gas turbine seals, gas turbine retainers, brackets, wirelocks and others. We also manufacture complete exhaust diffuser systems for Frame 5 and Frame 7 gas turbines.

    We meet or exceed stringent customer expectations for tight tolerances on precision fabricated components requiring forming, welding, CNC machining and CMM inspection. Parts are fabricated from an extensive offering of alloys, including:

    • All grades of stainless steel
    • Inconel® alloys
    • Hastalloy® alloys
    • Aluminum alloys
    • Copper alloys

    Research, Design and Prototyping Services for Engine Components

    ConFab can help you with better parts! Bring your challenging situations to our engineers and we can research, diagnose and design an improved version of an existing combustion part. Capabilities to design and produce production tooling, along with soft tooling designs for prototyping and short runs can be accommodated within our Engineering and Manufacturing programs. Ask us about making miscellaneous machined parts for your power plant.

    Precision Retainers for Gas Turbines 
    Gas Turbine Seals 
    Miscellaneous Machined Parts for Gas Turbines and Power Generation

  • Gas Turbine Auxiliary Fabrication, Build-to-Print
    Consolidated Fabricators (ConFab) specializes in the manufacture of complicated fabrications for power generation and gas turbine auxiliary use. Typical fabricated items include bases, diffusers and plenums that are built-to-print for our customers....

  • Consolidated Fabricators (ConFab) specializes in the manufacture of complicated fabrications for power generation and gas turbine auxiliary use. Typical fabricated items include bases, diffusers and plenums that are built-to-print for our customers.

    We supply fabrications for both original equipment manufacturers as well as for aftermarket use.

    Some of the most common power generation-related fabrications we build are bases, standard exhaust diffusers and plenums for gas turbines. Complex code requirements are routine for us.

    Braden plenum
    generator exciter
    FS-5 exhaust diffuser
    gas turbine inlet heater

    If it is time to replace an existing fabrication at your plant, call ConFab to discuss whether it may be best if we suggest an improvement to your original OEM’s design. With over 25 years experience in manufacturing power generation-related equipment, we have accumulated special knowledge and experience, which allows us to design improved versions of OEM equipment. Our engineers use sophisticated design tools such as FEA analysis to create replacement functions and complex gas turbine auxiliary engineered systems that can function better than OEM equipment.


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