Offshore Europe – final day

Final day of #OE17 .
We have had a great exhibition and met lots of lovely people.
Our ‘can you keep your cool’ challenge is still up for grabs so make sure you pop along and see us today!

Safely home, Everyone, Every day

The health and safety of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities so we are pleased to mark the occasion of 3 years without an accident with new t-shirts and hats for everyone. Here is Sheryl looking ever so pleased to model her new t-shirt – well done to all the team, keep up the great work.


Preparations for our stand at the exhibition are taking shape and the batak competition looks like being great fun…

If you are visiting the exhibition, come and see us on stand 3D141, and why not have a go at our game to win the top prize!

Collaboration with strategic suppliers drives quality product.

We don’t just ‘say’ we work with our suppliers….we really do! Elmdale Welding And Engineering Supplies ltd ESAB Europe

At Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers we pride ourselves on producing products of only the very highest quality. We achieve this by truly collaborating with our fantastic suppliers.

One such example of this would be when Elmdale Welding asked if they could bring the ESAB demo bus to our yard to share some of their new products with us and other customers in the Anglia area.

Happy to help one of our favourite suppliers, here is Jamie Marshal of Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers Works Manager sharing a  moment with Peter Elms, Managing Director of Elmdale Welding & Engineering Supplies Ltd to discuss some of the goodies on board.

The demo bus was a great success, lots of visitors and increased exposure for both our companies.

Tough talk…

Having a serious planning meeting for the upcoming Offshore Europe exhibition at Aberdeen in September…we will be at stand 3D141 if you happen to be visiting!

Watch this space for exciting developments…

Darrell Roper welcomes Samuel Furze, the first of the UEA engineering team to participate in the new NPI programme


Broadland Radiators will be working with the University of East Anglia to share knowledge and research with a view to expanding the New Product Introduction plans of the business.

Darrell Roper, MD of Broadland Radiators, said “working in what continues to be a challenging Oil & Gas marketplace it is important for us to continue investing in adding new products to our capabilities. I am delighted to be able to work with the UEA Engineering teams to mix their knowledge and expertise with our processes and industry experience with the aim of enabling us to release new products in the near future.”

Professor Lawrence Coates, Head of Engineering at UEA, added “We are delighted to add an already experienced manufacturer of Oil & Gas equipment to the growing list of local companies who are supporting the growth of our Engineering provision.  These are exciting times for UEA as we build on our acknowledged expertise in the energy sector and develop our integrated suite of engineering degrees and related research.  We believe it is very important for the University to work with local businesses to expose all of our students to the wide variety of career opportunities available in the region.  As our continued rise up the league tables draws the spotlight we have an important role to play in helping publicise the international strengths in manufacturing in East Anglia.”

Broadland Radiators designs, manufactures and repairs a wide range of cooling systems, radiators and heat exchangers. The company has over 50 years’ experience and works with some of the world’s leading oil and gas exploration and production companies. For more details check

Happy Birthday!

To celebrate 30 years in business for Broadland Radiators we teamed up with Norwich Pub Tours to enjoy an evening of food and beer – and blood and gore! Thanks to James for a very entertaining evening.

Members of the Broadland Radiators team, including founder Brew Craig, enjoying the stories from the Norwich Pub Tours ‘blood and gore’ event.


Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers Limited based in Norwich, UK, has gained a ‘shop window’ with companies in the oil and gas sector by joining Achilles FPAL – an online community which is used by over 90 buyers from oil and gas companies.

Broadland Radiators, which designs and manufactures radiators and heat exchangers, will now be able to share on an online platform its capabilities and performance record in key business areas, such as quality, health and safety and financial performance.

Achilles works to ensure suppliers’ information is accurate via data validation and desktop and physical audits. The Achilles FPAL community serves the procurement needs of the wider European oil & gas market, whilst maintaining firm roots within North Sea operations. Achilles FPAL is an industry-run community of operators, contractors and suppliers working in collaboration to promote a fair and transparent supply chain.

Darrell Roper, Managing Director for Broadland Radiators said: “Following our recent divestment from our previous parent company it was important to us to maximise any opportunity for increased exposure to other oil and gas companies. Broadland Radiators celebrates 30 years of trading this year and our experience and knowledge of the challenges faced by oil and gas companies in selecting the right equipment puts us in the best position to support companies either building new equipment or refurbishing existing equipment both in the workshop and on location offshore”

Malcolm Wilson, Director for Achilles FPAL, said: “By joining the biggest supply chain risk management community supporting the North Sea and European oil and gas industry, Broadland Radiators has put itself in the best position to be considered for work with major oil and gas buyers. Achilles FPAL is a simple and successful model which has operated since 1997 by streamlining procurement and reducing cost for suppliers and buyers. It provides a vital shop window for suppliers that can offer innovative technology or services at a time when there is great focus on value and efficiency. Achilles FPAL also has a unique two way Performance Feedback feature that allows suppliers to give and receive feedback so that high performing suppliers can demonstrate their track record to customers”.

Broadland Radiators wins Australian projects

Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers Limited, which supplies the oil and gas industry with engine radiators, has recently completed a new contract for supply of bespoke cooling packages to a Global Manufacturer of Oil field equipment.

Darrell Roper, Managing Director, explains “We were approached by this new customer after they had seen one of our cooling packages in a similar application to their own and they were impressed with the customisation and the quality. What we had supplied was a solution which was specifically design to handle the customers’ requirements of additional heat in the engine cooling system which had come from an exhaust gas cooling system. Our radiator package was sized to fit in the customers’ container, utilising existing space thereby reducing the need for local re-engineering time and cost”.

From the initial enquiry from the project engineer we were able to offer a bespoke solution featuring full thermal performance, 3D models and full costings within 48 hours. Once the project was given the go ahead we were able to work with existing customers to alter our production plans and offer these new units in around two thirds of the initial lead time which has really helped our new customer with shipping times and costs.

The project engineer added “Working in Australia it is very common to be working in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius and above. Broadland Radiators were able to design and fabricate a bespoke cooling package that allows us to have confidence in the integrity of our equipment in tough conditions as well as staying within the limits of Zone 2 hazardous area requirements.”

Broadland Radiators designs and manufactures bespoke radiators for all brands of industrial engines.  Its principal market is within the oil and gas sector where engines are used to power well service equipment, such as air compressors, cementing units, generator sets, powerpacks, pumps or cranes.




Broadland Radiators has worked with almost all engine makes and models including MTU, Caterpillar, Volvo, Cummins and more, providing the flexibility of design required both for the oil and gas industry and other applications. The company also has a team of engineers certified for working on offshore production and drilling installations.

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Chilling with a Vulcan

Great demonstration of flexibilty this week. Received an enquiry from CNAM (City of Norwich Aviation Museum) about helping to keep Vulcan XM612 ‘alive’ by repairing the radiator which is cooling the generator set used to maintain power to the airplane.

The lure of working on the Vulcan had us all, particularly Andrew Firman from production, very curious and eager to help.

After inspection and presure test we quickly found the leak, completed the repair and had the radiator back to the museum within a couple of hours – taking the opportunity to hand deliver in the hope of getting a close up look.

Having been so impressed with the efficient service we were rewarded with a seat in the cockpit which is something Andrew will certainly remember for a while.

Thank you CNAM for the opportunity to work with you on this, your continued restoration of Vulcan XM612 is mightily impressive.

Broadland Radiators designs, manufactures and repairs radiators and heat exchangers used in all types of engine cooling applications – including the mighty Vulcan!