Capabilities & Expertise

The Chromalox Difference

Some companies simply build heaters and controls. Chromalox does more. We provide value-added heating solutions for diverse industries by designing equipment specifically for our customers’ needs.


Comprehensive Engineering Capabilities Focused on Your Application

More than 75 Chromalox engineers–including UL- and CSA-certified professionals–are available and ready to help you integrate our products into your application. At their disposal is our full range of in-house engineering support, including:

  • Application expertise
  • Heating technology selection
  • Feasibility and detailed design of process loads and systems
  • Design for skids or packages
  • Safe or hazardous area selection
  • Heat transfer design using the latest software
  • Materials selection
  • Pressure vessel design
  • Mechanical and electrical design
  • Control and instrumentation system design
  • Project engineering management

Resources to Help Save You Time and Money

Our in-house engineering and software capabilities allow us to design user-friendly interfaces. These advanced designs can reduce your business training time and expense, as well as increase repeatable operation. In addition, Chromalox has training tools and resources to assist you with installation, startup, and operation. Among the software platforms that Chromalox employs are:

  • Finite element analysis by Cosmo Works
  • AutoCAD, Inventor, and 3D Solid Works
  • AutoCAD electrical drawing scanning and rastering capability
  • COADE for ASME, wind, and seismic loading
  • HTFS heat exchanger dynamic modeling
  • PLC programming and testing

Custom Design for Special Needs

Chromalox can design heating solutions for any unique requirement. Drawing on the more than 700,000 top-level designs we have on file, we will design an existing product or design and manufacture a completely new one to fit your needs. Chromalox will help you produce prototypes for new products and systems, developing innovative design in the shortest possible turnaround time.

Complete Vertical Integration

Beyond custom product engineering, Chromalox remains a leader in designed systems because we control the manufacturing process from the first component to the finished product. While some companies simply assemble purchased parts, our vertical integration of product manufacturing allows tight control of all procedures. Because Chromalox manufactures the component parts, we can adjust to meet our customers’ critical requirements.

Industry-Leading Manufacturing

Chromalox maintains nine state-of-the-art manufacturing plants throughout the world with more than 682,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Our facilities feature computer-controlled, automated machinery to help ensure tightly controlled, repeatable standards of quality. With ASME certified welders in-house since 1953, Chromalox offers more in-plant experience than any other electric heater manufacturer to perform welding correctly. Our high-unit-volume ASME production in circulation heaters, steam boilers, and heat transfer systems gives Chromalox the experience base to perform at a level of excellence unsurpassed in our industry. In-house manufacturing has produced equipment more than 20 feet in length, more than 5 feet in diameter, and weighing several tons.

Our manufacturing equipment capabilities include:

  • Pulsed MIG (GMAW) welding technology
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Flux cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Robotic plasma cutting
  • Semi-automatic pipe coping
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Full CNC machining

Industry-Leading Quality

Chromalox offers the most robust, rigorous and technologically advanced testing and inspection methods in the industry. This attention to quality has earned us more global third-party approvals than any other manufacturer in our industry.

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