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Freeze Prevention Saves Millions Downstream From Hydro Dam

Freeze Prevention Saves Millions Downstream From Hydro Dam

If dam gates freeze or suffer from ice or snow build-up, it interferes with the operation of the dam to open and close the flood gates as necessary to control the water levels; thereby compromising the safety of those living in the surrounding areas and downstream of the dam.

Industry: Hydro-Electric Dam

Application: Freeze Protection of Dam Gates

Product: Open Coil Element (OCE) Heater

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Innovative Kapton Heating Technology Provides Efficient Zone Control in Food Warming Equipment

Innovative Kapton Heating Technology Provides Efficient Zone Control in Food Warming Equipment

A global manufacturer and supplier of commercial equipment for many of the food service leaders needed a more efficient way to heat a new line of multilevel food warmers.

Industry: Commercial Food Equipment

Application: Food Warming Equipment

Product: Kapton Flexible Heaters

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Flexible Heating Solution Prevents Frost Caused by Cryogenic Liquids

Flexible Heating Solution Prevents Frost Caused by Cryogenic Liquids

Cryogenics means "the production of icy cold"; a synonym for the low-temperature state. The customer had an application in which the piping (at cryogenic temperatures) formed ice, which is a very poor heat conductor.

Industry: Cryobiology

Application: Cryogenic Fluid Management

Product: Polyimide Flexible Heaters

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DNA Sequencing Requires Uniform Heating

DNA Sequencing Requires Uniform Heating

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a biochemical technique used to amplify a DNA segment and make billions of copies for accurate testing and identification. PCR relies on repeated thermal cycling of the DNA melting and enzyme replication.

Industry: Molecular Biology

Application: DNA Sequencing

Product: Kapton Thin Flexible Heaters

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Custom Kapton Heater Protects 3D Microscope from Adverse Effects of Liquid Nitrogen

Custom Kapton Heater Protects 3D Microscope from Adverse Effects of Liquid Nitrogen

Scientists use liquid nitrogen to freeze and preserve samples for analysis through 3D, X-ray imaging. The resulting nitrogen gas interfered with the delicate operation of the specialized microscope lens.

Industry: Laboratory Equipment

Application: Freeze protection of 3D X-ray lens

Product: Polyimide Kapton Heater

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Custom Modular, Dual-Chamber Circulation Heater Protects Polysilicon Process

Custom Modular, Dual-Chamber Circulation Heater Protects Polysilicon Process

An intricate part in the manufacture of electronic components and solar panels, the polysilicon process requires high temperatures, high pressure and a low flow rate to succeed.

Industry: Chemical Production

Application: Polysilicon Manufacturing; Hydrogen and Steam Heating

Product: Customized Circulation Heater

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Immersion Heaters with Replaceable Elements Improve Safety of Harsh Chemicals Needed To Mine Gold

Immersion Heaters with Replaceable Elements Improve Safety of Harsh Chemicals Needed To Mine Gold

When mining for gold, hazardous chemicals are held and heated within large storage tanks. Immersion Heaters with Replaceable Elements avoid the necessity and expense of draining tanks to maintain heaters.

Industry: Mining

Application: Temperature Control of Chemicals Used in Gold Mining

Product: Large Tank Immersion Heater with Replaceable Elements

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Chromalox Hot Oil and Advanced Control Systems Protect Costly Glass-Lined and Hastelloy Jackets

Chromalox Hot Oil and Advanced Control Systems Protect Costly Glass-Lined and Hastelloy Jackets

Glass-Lined and Hastelloy® Jackets used in hazardous chemical manufacturing are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and can easily crack and be destroyed if not protected by Chromalox heating systems and sophisticated control and alarm systems.

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Application: Heating Sensitive Glass-Lined and Hastelloy Jackets in Hazardous Area

Product: Hot Oil System; SCR Control Panel; Digital Temperature Controls

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Seal-less Pump Achieves Chemical Reaction

Seal-less Pump Achieves Chemical Reaction

Chromalox Hot Oil system maintains high temperatures necessary to heat jacketed reactors with customized seal-less pump.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Chemical Distillation and Reactions

Product: Hot Oil System

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Virtual Mapping Provider Focuses on Rugged Temperature Control for Camera Lenses

Virtual Mapping Provider Focuses on Rugged Temperature Control for Camera Lenses

A major web mapping service applications provider contacted Chromalox to come up with a unique flexible Kapton® heater design for their land base and aerial earth mapping cameras.

Industry: Camera Equipment

Application: Camera Lens Heating

Product: Polyimide Film Laminate Heaters

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Heated Bonding Tunes Up Guitar Manufacturing

Heated Bonding Tunes Up Guitar Manufacturing

A manufacturer of custom guitars had a need to better control the lamination process for bonding the side panels that make up the guitar body shape.

Industry: Guitar and Musical Instrument Manufacturing

Application: Bonding

Product: Kapton Flexible Heaters

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Luxury Car Seats Use New Heated Gel Technology

Luxury Car Seats Use New Heated Gel Technology

How does one heat, sense, and control a gel-filled, carbon fiber backed heated seat for a high-end luxury automobile?

Industry: Automotive Equipment Manufacturing

Application: Gel-Heated Passenger Seats

Product: Kapton® Flexible Heaters

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Etching Semiconductor Wafers Relies On Tight Temperature Control

Etching Semiconductor Wafers Relies On Tight Temperature Control

All semi-conductor wafers, as part of their micro-fabrication, must undergo an etching process which chemically removes layers from the surface of a wafer during manufacturing.

Industry: Semiconductor Wafer Manufacturing

Application: Etching

Product: Kapton® Flexible Heaters

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DNA Sequencing Requires Precise Temperature Control for Better Yield and Purity

DNA Sequencing Requires Precise Temperature Control for Better Yield and Purity

The DNA sequencing process involves multiple PCR cycles which involves specific temperature shifts for specific dwell times.

Industry: Molecular Biology Equipment

Application: PCR Cycling

Product: Kapton Heater

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Kapton® Flexible Heaters Meet Stringent Demands in Thermal Vacuum Testing Chamber

Kapton® Flexible Heaters Meet Stringent Demands in Thermal Vacuum Testing Chamber

Chromalox Kapton® Flexible Heaters help simulate deep space conditions for terrestrial testing of satellites and other space systems.

Industry: Aerospace Equipment

Application: Simulated Deep-Space Environmental Testing – Aerospace

Product: Kapton® Flexible Heater

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Kapton® Heating Technology Reduces Energy Consumption

Kapton® Heating Technology Reduces Energy Consumption

Chromalox Kapton® flexible heaters help provide consumers with clean and green on-demand water heating.

Industry: Water Heating Equipment

Application: Water Heating

Product: Kapton® Flexible Heater

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Chromalox Provides Protection from Global Climate Changes

Chromalox Provides Protection from Global Climate Changes

Palm oil processing is being jeopardized by sudden temperature changes due to the increasing unpredictability of extremes in weather conditions around the globe.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Pipe Freeze Protection: Palm Oil Refining

Product: Heat Tracing System

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Keeping Coal Chute Clear Saves Time/Reduces Costs

Keeping Coal Chute Clear Saves Time/Reduces Costs

Heat trace regulates temperature at coal processing plant.

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Coal Chute Temperature Control

Product: Heat Trace Cable and Control Panels

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Integration of Tank Level Control, Power Control and Temperature Control in One Economical Package

Integration of Tank Level Control, Power Control and Temperature Control in One Economical Package

Chromalox control panels are easily configured to accept a signal of current level status from a level controller installed within tanks.

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Freeze Protection

Product: Large Tank Heater, DIN Temperature Controller, Power Control Panel

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Chromalox Provides Freeze Protection for DEF on EPA Compliant Mobile Heavy Construction Machinery

Chromalox Provides Freeze Protection for DEF on EPA Compliant Mobile Heavy Construction Machinery

Chromalox engineered and manufactured innovative heaters for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEP) to help meet the EPA standards of emissions from mobile heavy machinery.

Industry: Heavy Machinery

Application: Diesel Exhaust Fluid Freeze Protection

Product: Silicone Laminate Heaters

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Innovative Deep Drawn Cartridge Heater Minimizes Electrical Short-to Ground Risk

Innovative Deep Drawn Cartridge Heater Minimizes Electrical Short-to Ground Risk

While cruising at 30,000 feet, a flight attendant heard a loud pop from the coffee maker in the airplane’s galley.

Industry: OEM Appliance

Application: Airline Coffeemaker

Product: Cartridge Heater

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Chromalox Keeps Railway Commuters Comfortable

Chromalox Keeps Railway Commuters Comfortable

Chromalox designed custom comfort heating solution to meet an OEM customer's tight deadline.

Industry: Railway Transit Equipment

Application: Comfort heat in passenger car

Product: Custom overhead heater with open coil element, Custom mini-duct heater

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Chromalox Engineers Safe and Efficient Pre-Heaters of Natural Gas

Chromalox Engineers Safe and Efficient Pre-Heaters of Natural Gas

Chromalox designs heaters and panels specifically for Class1, Div 2 hazardous areas.

Industry: Natural Gas Fired Cogeneration

Application: Natural Gas Pre-Heating

Product: Electric-Startup Heater Skids

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Heating Outdoor Electronics Enclosures to Maintain Required Minimum Temperatures

Heating Outdoor Electronics Enclosures to Maintain Required Minimum Temperatures

A rating/testing agency that provides third-party approvals informed an HVAC manufacturer that one of its air-cooled chiller model’s fan circuit drives were not rated for the model’s maximum low temperature, negating the required approval.

Industry: HVAC

Application: Electronics Heating

Product: Controls

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Chromalox Helps Protect Air Quality by Maintaining Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Chromalox Helps Protect Air Quality by Maintaining Diesel Exhaust Fluid

A manufacturer of large tanks for deisel exhaust fluid required protection from both freezing and maximum degree temperatures.

Industry: Automotive Equipment

Application: SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction Emission Control

Product: Cartridge Heaters, Controls and Sensors

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Chromalox Designs and Installs Heat Trace System for New Canola Oil Processing Facility

Chromalox Designs and Installs Heat Trace System for New Canola Oil Processing Facility

Chromalox helps third-party client design and install a heat trace system in a brand new canola oil processing plant to maintain specific process temperatures while flax seed is processed into canola oil.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Temperature Maintenance

Product: Heat Trace and Tank Heating Systems

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Chromalox Assists OEM Client to Develop Melting Point Apparatus for University Research Laboratories

Chromalox Assists OEM Client to Develop Melting Point Apparatus for University Research Laboratories

Chromalox helps OEM client develop a specialized melting point apparatus for the melting of elements for research experiments in university laboratories.

Industry: Medical Equipment

Application: Medical Lab Testing

Product: Cartridge Heater

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Chromalox Products Protect the Environment

Chromalox Products Protect the Environment

Chromalox helps OEM manufacturer create mechanism for maintaining exhaust sampling and analyzing equipment to ensure safe pollution control in factory stacks.

Industry: Analytical Instruments

Application: Combustion Control Products - Smoke Stack Sampling

Product: Cartridge Heaters

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Chromalox Supports Farming Sustainability

Chromalox Supports Farming Sustainability

Chromalox helps an OEM client in the farming equipment industry create custom machinery to dry out farming by-products such as corn husks and animal refuse to create FDA approved fertilizer and other soil enrichments.

Industry: Agriculture

Application: Drying System for Farm By-Products

Product: Heat Transfer System

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Chromalox Designs Precise Heating Element for Replication of DNA by Medical Researchers

Chromalox Designs Precise Heating Element for Replication of DNA by Medical Researchers

Replication and processing of DNA requires precise, uniform heating which imitates the internal temperature system of the human body.

Industry: Medical Equipment

Application: DNA Replication and Processing

Product: Flexible Heater

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Chromalox Keeps the Power Flowing No Matter Which Way the Wind Blows

Chromalox Keeps the Power Flowing No Matter Which Way the Wind Blows

Ensuring reliable operation of todays next-generation wind turbines has become a critical issue.

Industry: Wind Turbine Equipment

Application: Dehumidification and temperature maintenance

Product: Strip Heater

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Versatile Electric Strip Heaters and Solid State Power Control: A Case Against Gas Fired Steam

Versatile Electric Strip Heaters and Solid State Power Control: A Case Against Gas Fired Steam

The customer uses piping and metal parts in the fabrication of high speed turbines and compressors.

Industry: Electric Power Industry

Application: Turbine Production

Product: Strip Heater

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Self-Regulating Heating Cable Prevents Solidification of Corrosive Solution in Plastic Tanks

Self-Regulating Heating Cable Prevents Solidification of Corrosive Solution in Plastic Tanks

On tanks intended for outdoor installations, the original equipment manufacturer is often requested to install heating equipment.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Temperature Control

Product: Self-Regulating Heating Cable

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5,000 Lbs. of Fish Fried Per Hour with Help of Heat Transfer System

5,000 Lbs. of Fish Fried Per Hour with Help of Heat Transfer System

The customer wanted to have the cleanest and most efficient semi-automated system for deep fat frying of fish.

Industry: Food Equipment

Application: Frying

Product: Heat Transfer System

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Wax Maintained at Steady Laminating Temperature in Converted Press Tank

Wax Maintained at Steady Laminating Temperature in Converted Press Tank

Up to four sheets of paper are laminated at one time by a press, from either 19'/1,," or 241/x" rolls, depending upon which width is being made.

Industry: Lamination

Application: Liquid Temperature Control

Product: Immersion Heater

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Warm Molds Make Better Chocolate

Warm Molds Make Better Chocolate

For best results when molding chocolate, it is necessary to temper the molds to 90°F before filling with syrup.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Candy Production

Product: Air Duct Heater

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Testing Missle Components Required Accuracy and Reliability of Chromalox Circulation Heater

Testing Missle Components Required Accuracy and Reliability of Chromalox Circulation Heater

Hydraulic power supply units designed to supply high pressures needed for tests required an accurate and reliable heat source that could be remotely controlled.

Industry: Testing

Application: Rocket Testing

Product: Circulation Heater

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Strip Heaters Used for Severe Instrument Heat Tests

Strip Heaters Used for Severe Instrument Heat Tests

Airplane altimeters must be tested to meet Air Force requirements. Due to the very high altitudes and extremely varied temperature conditions met by ultrasonic aircraft, a heat test was deemed necessary.

Industry: Aircraft Equipment

Application: Instrument Testing

Product: Strip Heater

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Strip Heaters and Temperature Controls Aid Safe, Profitable Culvert Coating Operation

Strip Heaters and Temperature Controls Aid Safe, Profitable Culvert Coating Operation

Safely heating a special asphalt for corrugated pipe coating within a tank which is semi-circular in cross-section, 34 feet long, 6 feet wide, with a full capacity of about 12,000 pounds was a challenge.

Industry: Pipe Coating

Application: Asphalt Heating

Product: Strip Heater

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Strip Heaters Maintain Temperature in Resin Kettles

Strip Heaters Maintain Temperature in Resin Kettles

Resin stored in large kettles would solidify when the temperature dropped too low.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Resin heating

Product: Strip Heater

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Strip Heaters in "Cooking" Room Solve Shocking Problem of High Voltage Transformers

The numerous high voltage transformers located outdoors and on poles are constantly subjected to the heavily moisture-laden atmosphere.

Industry: Electric Power

Application: Drying

Product: Strip Heater

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Steam-Heated Cleaning Machine Converted to Electric Heat

Steam-Heated Cleaning Machine Converted to Electric Heat

Parts are produced by the hundreds of thousands yearly and require fast cleaning to keep pace with the milling.

Industry: Automotive Equipment

Application: Parts Manufacturing

Product: Immersion Heater

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Standby Boiler Ensures Uninterrupted Production

Standby Boiler Ensures Uninterrupted Production

The customer needed to maintain a constant 160°F temperature of mild acid solution in an etching tank used to clean HVAC equipment to be installed in schools.

Industry: HVAC Equipment

Application: Etching tank temperature control

Product: Steam Boiler

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Salt Bath Converted from Natural Gas to Electric Heat

Salt Bath Converted from Natural Gas to Electric Heat

The heater operation is initiated each day at 3:00 a.m. by a time clock. By 5:30 a.m. the salt bath has reached 300°F

Industry: Steel Production

Application: Steel Finishing

Product: Immersion Heater

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Recirculating Electric Oven Gives Safe, Fast, Accurate Drying of Oscilloscope Capacitors

Recirculating Electric Oven Gives Safe, Fast, Accurate Drying of Oscilloscope Capacitors

This medical equipent manufacturer needed to dry out capacitors which were used as component parts in finished oscilloscopes.

Industry: Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Application: Drying

Product: Strip Heater

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Radiant Preheating Oven Improves Finish and Shortens Conveyor Length

Radiant Preheating Oven Improves Finish and Shortens Conveyor Length

Industry: Painting

Application: Furniture Painting

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant Oven Under Close Thermostatic Contol Solves Difficult Paint-Baking Problem

Radiant Oven Under Close Thermostatic Contol Solves Difficult Paint-Baking Problem

Industry: Electronic Manufacturing

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant Heaters Bake Paint on Auto Grille

Radiant Heaters Bake Paint on Auto Grille

Industry: Automotive

Application: Drying

Product: Far-Infrared Heater

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Radiant Heat Takes Care of

Radiant Heat Takes Care of "Sweet-Tooth"

In this candy manufactuing operation, the product was previously heated and softened with a gas burner prior to and during cutting and shaping.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Candy Production

Product: Far-Infared Heater

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Radiant Heat Preheats Bottle Necks to Obtain a Tight Seal

Radiant Heat Preheats Bottle Necks to Obtain a Tight Seal

In this bottling operation, the tops of the bottles needed to be heated to ensure a lasting seal after caps with wax liners are attached and twisted into a tight position.

Industry: Bottling

Application: Sealing

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant-Heat Killing of Insect Infestation in Dog Food

Radiant-Heat Killing of Insect Infestation in Dog Food

In this dog food manufacturing operation, insect infestation was a recurring problem. The infestations caused product damage and contamination and decreased production yield.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Insect Remediation

Product: Radiant Panel Heater

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Rapid, Uniform Heat for Thermoplastic Forming

Rapid, Uniform Heat for Thermoplastic Forming

To heat thermoplastic sheet material for vacuum forming, heating must be rapid, uniform and controllable.

Industry: Plastics

Application: Vacuum-Form Production

Product: Radiant Panel

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Oil Circulation Heater Contols Expansion of Jet Hubs, Eliminates Rejects

Oil Circulation Heater Contols Expansion of Jet Hubs, Eliminates Rejects

Industry: Aircraft

Application: Turbine Manufacturing

Product: Circulation Heater

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Maintaining Processing Temperatures in Micarta Strips Until Reaching Press

Maintaining Processing Temperatures in Micarta Strips Until Reaching Press

Industry: Plastics

Application: Temperature Control

Product: RAD Heater

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Lubricates and Protects with Hotter Heavier Oil

Lubricates and Protects with Hotter Heavier Oil

Steel chains must be "oil coated" to ensure lasting strength and rust-free delivery to the end-user customer.

Industry: Oil and Gas Heater

Application: Oil Coating

Product: Immersion Heater

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Lower Cost for Paint Baking with Radiant and Strip Heaters

Lower Cost for Paint Baking with Radiant and Strip Heaters

Industry: Painting

Application: Drying

Product: Stip and Radiant Heater

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Infrared Oven Key to New Business By Store Fixtures Manufacturer

Infrared Oven Key to New Business By Store Fixtures Manufacturer

Industry: Equipment Production

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Immersion Heaters Provide High-Temperature Heating Flexibility on Various Processing Vessels

Immersion Heaters Provide High-Temperature Heating Flexibility on Various Processing Vessels

Industry: Chemical Production

Application: Heating Reactors

Product: Immersion Heater

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Heat Transfer System Used to Make Quality Lipsticks

Heat Transfer System Used to Make Quality Lipsticks

Industry: Cosmetics

Application: Liquid Heating

Product: Fluid Heat Transfer System

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"Home-Made" Oven Utilizing Strip Heaters Saves Electroplater Time and Money

Electroplating company brings hangar coating in-house, saving time and money.

Industry: Metalwork

Application: Electroplating

Product: Strip Heater

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Gets Fast Paint Bake in Short Radiant Oven

Gets Fast Paint Bake in Short Radiant Oven

Industry: Painting

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Finds Safe, Economical Way to Get Quality Asphalt Paint Coating

Finds Safe, Economical Way to Get Quality Asphalt Paint Coating

Industry: Asphalt

Application: Temperature Control

Product: Circulation Heater

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Radiant Oven Replaces Air-Drying, Improves Finish, Boots Productivity

Radiant Oven Replaces Air-Drying, Improves Finish, Boots Productivity

Industry: Metalwork

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant Drying Oven Reduces Handling, Does Better Job

Radiant Drying Oven Reduces Handling, Does Better Job

In this operation, the customer was drying a helical graphite line inked inside cathode tubes.

Industry: Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant Heaters Dry Off Water from Soluble Oil, Permits Immediate Packaging of Steel Parts

Radiant Heaters Dry Off Water from Soluble Oil, Permits Immediate Packaging of Steel Parts

Industry: Metalwork

Application: Parts Production

Product: Radiant Heater

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Radiant Heat Bakes Paint Evenly on Aluminum Laundry Tubs

Radiant Heat Bakes Paint Evenly on Aluminum Laundry Tubs

In this process, the customer was using radiant heat to dry paint. However, a 50 foot oven with radiant glass heat lamps baked the paint unevenly.

Industry: Painting

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Electrically Heated Oil in Molds Produces Uniform Imitation Stone

Electrically Heated Oil in Molds Produces Uniform Imitation Stone

Industry: Construction

Application: Molding

Product: Circulation Heater

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Electrically Heated Core Box Oven for Shell Molding Process

Electrically Heated Core Box Oven for Shell Molding Process

Industry: Foundry

Application: Shell Molding

Product: Tubular Heater

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Electrically Heated Compressed Air Tests Jet Engine Parts

Electrically Heated Compressed Air Tests Jet Engine Parts

Industry: Aircraft

Application: Portable Heat

Product: Steam and Air Preheater

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Electric Vacuum Pumping Oven is Safe, Easy to Handle

Electric Vacuum Pumping Oven is Safe, Easy to Handle

The Operation
Heating cathode ray tubes before evacuating all the air from the tubes with a vacuum pump.

Industry: Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Application: Oven Heating

Product: Tubular Heater

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Electric Strip Heaters are Flexible Heat Source for Large Rubber Splicing Operation

Electric Strip Heaters are Flexible Heat Source for Large Rubber Splicing Operation

The Operation
Weather stripping for automobile windshields, extruded of sun-resistant synthetic rubber, is produced in long strips, then cut to size, and spliced to be ready for installation on the auto assembly line.

Industry: Rubber Production

Application: Temperature Control

Product: Strip Heater

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Electric Radiant Oven Replaces Air Drying, Increases Plant Production

Electric Radiant Oven Replaces Air Drying, Increases Plant Production

Industry: Painting

Application: Drying

Product: Radiant Heater

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Electric Preboarding Oven Improves Production Efficiency

Electric Preboarding Oven Improves Production Efficiency

This customer desired to speed up drying and to replace the old steam preboarding machine for shaping hosiery.

Industry: Textile

Application: Steam Production

Product: Radiant Heater

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Electric Heat is Used in Stand-By Operation to Preheat Fuel Oil

Electric Heat is Used in Stand-By Operation to Preheat Fuel Oil

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Heating of Oil

Product: Immersion Heater

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Electric Heat Used in Combination Dehydrating Oven and Vacuum Furnace

Electric Heat Used in Combination Dehydrating Oven and Vacuum Furnace

In this process, castings with the physical properties of forgings are possible through the use of deeply anodized aluminum molds.

Industry: Foundry

Application: Parlanti Casting

Product: Strip Heater

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Electric Heat is Safe, Accurately Controlled for Triclorethylene Vapor Degreaser

Electric Heat is Safe, Accurately Controlled for Triclorethylene Vapor Degreaser

Metal parts must be cleaned thoroughly so that paint adheres for a good, lasting finish.  In this application, the triclorethylene vapor degreasing method is used.

Industry: Metalwork

Application: Vapor Degreasing

Product: Immersion Heater

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Electric Heater Assemblies Preheat Aluminum Tapping Pots

Electric Heater Assemblies Preheat Aluminum Tapping Pots

Industry: Metalwork

Application: Parts Manufacturing

Product: Tubular Elements

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Electric Circulation Heater Solves Hot Water Supply Problem

Electric Circulation Heater Solves Hot Water Supply Problem

An old-fashioned flame-type 80-gallon water heater could not maintain 150 degree F water temperature to allow quick dissolution of lime in the water softening process.

Industry: Water Heating

Application: Temperature Maintenance

Product: Circulation Heater

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Chromalox Heat Sets the Glue for Plywood Manufacturer

Chromalox Heat Sets the Glue for Plywood Manufacturer

The tremendous increase in building construction in past years and the wider use of laminated plywood has brought about an improvement in the art of making the plies for laminating into plywood.

Industry: Plywood Manufacturing

Application: Glue Drying

Product: Far-Infared Heater

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Customer Saves Two Hours Per Load of Road Oil With Electric Heat

Customer Saves Two Hours Per Load of Road Oil With Electric Heat

Industry: Road Repair Products

Application: Road Oil Heating

Product: Flange Immersion Heater

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"Dry" Steam From Chromalox GCH Steam Superheaters Used to Set Ink on Paper Bags

The Operation
Setting ink after printing.

Industry: Paper Packaging Products

Application: Setting Ink

Product: Steam Superheater

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Chromalox Controls Feed-Water Temperature to Nuclear Test Elements

Chromalox Controls Feed-Water Temperature to Nuclear Test Elements

Industry: Nuclear

Application: Reactor Fuel Testing

Product: Circulation Heater (Special Design)

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Consistent Quality Dolomite Produced After Converting to Electric Pre-Heating

Consistent Quality Dolomite Produced After Converting to Electric Pre-Heating

Industry: Dolomite Production

Application: Rotary Oven Drying

Product: Circulation Heater

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Circulation Heaters Used in Thermal Shock Tests of Glass Bottles

Circulation Heaters Used in Thermal Shock Tests of Glass Bottles

Industry: Glass Bottling

Application: Water Heating

Product: Circulation Heater

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Circulation Heaters Remove Moisture From Bottles Before Filling

Circulation Heaters Remove Moisture From Bottles Before Filling

The Operation
This is a continuous straight-line process. Bottles are loaded into line along which a pneumatic cleaning machine automatically removes all foreign matter. Jets of hot air are shot into the bottles and they are returned to the line where they pass under Radiant Heaters.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Application: Bottling

Product: Circulation Heater

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Chromalox Radiant Heaters Cook Meat to a Turn

Chromalox Radiant Heaters Cook Meat to a Turn

Industry: Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Application: Portable Barbecue

Product: Radiant Heaters

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Chromalox Immersion Heaters Used In Temperature Control Units For Injection Presses

Chromalox Immersion Heaters Used In Temperature Control Units For Injection Presses

 Chromalox immersion heaters fill the requirements for a responsive, reliable, ruggedly constructed heater.

Industry: Plastics

Application: Temperature Control for Injection Molding Equipment

Product: Immersion Heater

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Chromalox Circulation Heater Accelerates the Search for New Competitive Nuclear Power Sources

Chromalox Circulation Heater Accelerates the Search for New Competitive Nuclear Power Sources

Chromalox circulation heater, with 100 kW capacity will help to accelerate the search for economical nuclear power for industry.

Industry: Nuclear Energy

Application: Pre-Heating CO2

Product: Circulation Heater

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Automatic Electric Heat Ends Pre-Dawn

Automatic Electric Heat Ends Pre-Dawn "Light-Offs" At Asphalt Plant

Industry: Asphalt Manufacturing

Application: Asphalt Heating

Product: Strip Heaters

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Aircraft Pressure Relief Valves Tested with Electrically Heated Pressure Tank

Aircraft Pressure Relief Valves Tested with Electrically Heated Pressure Tank

The Operation
The customer needed to testing pressure relief valves used in the fuel lines of jet turbine engines. The valves must withstand test operating stresses of 12 psi at 500° F. A heavy-gage pressure tank was designed and built so that the pressure would drop no more than 4 psi in one hour. The tank is equipped with a pressure gage mounted on top. During testing the valve to be tested is installed at the bottom of the tank.

Industry: Aircraft Equipment

Application: Valve Testing

Product: Strip Heaters

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Chromalox Cables Save Lubricant Products from Scorching Temperatures

Chromalox Cables Save Lubricant Products from Scorching Temperatures

Chromalox created a customized pipe rack module to fit the requirements of the extended production area. Chromalox then delivered the pipe rack to the expansion site and incorporated it into the existing pipe rack module without fail.

Industry: Industrial Lubricant Products

Application: Lube Oil Tank Heating

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Power Turbines Sustain Extreme Climates with the Help of Chromalox

Power Turbines Sustain Extreme Climates with the Help of Chromalox

A leading supplier of power generation and energy delivery technology needed to standardize the design of its various power turbines used in combined cycle power plants in climates all over the world.

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Electricity Generation

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Heat Trace Cable Keeps Oil Flowing in Tropical Indonesia

Heat Trace Cable Keeps Oil Flowing in Tropical Indonesia

Chromalox designed a heat trace system for fuel and oil heating to prevent heat loss from the pipe and to maintain the crude oil at the proper temperature to keep it liquid and flowing.

Industry: Oil and Gas Production

Application: Crude Oil Pipeline Temperature Maintenance

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Digital Heat Trace System Provides Inexpensive, Reliable Solution for Pipe Run

Digital Heat Trace System Provides Inexpensive, Reliable Solution for Pipe Run

A Missouri food processing plant required an inexpensive heat trace system to prevent freezing of a soybean oil processing pipe run. The pipe temperature needed to be sensed at the coldest point of the pipe run.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Pipe Freeze Protection

Product: Thermostat - Digital

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Digital Thermostat-Based Heat Trace System Maintains Tank Heat, Prevents Wall Breach

Digital Thermostat-Based Heat Trace System Maintains Tank Heat, Prevents Wall Breach

An Arkansas manufacturer of fiberglass tanks needed to heat a specific tank at a constant 100° F, but was concerned about potential tank wall breach due to high watt density. The tank walls could only withstand temperatures ranging from 180° F to 200° F. A low-cost solution to externally heat the tank was desired.

Industry: Tank Manufacturing

Application: Tank Heating

Product: Thermostat - Digital; silicone laminate heaters; power controls

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Heat Tracing Solution Prevents Freezing, Eliminates Unsafe Conditions

Heat Tracing Solution Prevents Freezing, Eliminates Unsafe Conditions

A Virginia aircraft testing facility utilizes compressed air to test aircraft devices, throttling it from the source starting at 3,800 psi down to 1,650 psi down to 5 psi. Throttling is accomplished with valves, which freeze during the throttling as the pressure is reduced. This results in system condensation that causes water to drip on the floor, creating an unsafe, undesirable condition in the facility.

Industry: Aircraft

Application: Freeze prevention, monitoring, control

Product: Thermostat - Digital

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Chromalox Is the Perfect Fit for Generator Manufacturer; Provides Innovative, Compact Solution

Chromalox Is the Perfect Fit for Generator Manufacturer; Provides Innovative, Compact Solution

A large custom motor and generator manufacturer required a Class 1, Division 2 rated condensation heater for its manufacturing line. The customer’s existing space designated for the heater was limited, and existing market solutions offered for the application were too large.

Industry: Generator Equipment

Application: Condensation Control in Enclosure; Hazardous Area

Product: Enclosure Heater

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Chromalox Keeps the Temperature Perfect, No Matter How Fast the Ride.

Chromalox Keeps the Temperature Perfect, No Matter How Fast the Ride.

This OEM customers engineering team was challenged with providing comfort heat in a passenger cars seating area. The installation area was quite small...

Industry: Passenger Train Car Manufacturer

Application: Comfort heat in passenger car

Product: Strip Heater

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Chromalox Simplifies Immersion Heater Installation, Provides Tamper-Resistant Design

Chromalox Simplifies Immersion Heater Installation, Provides Tamper-Resistant Design

A waste oil heater manufacturer was using an immersion heater to heat water that would then preheat the oil in the company’s oil heating system used for manufacturing. However, when trying to install the heater into the oil heating system, the company was running into several difficulties.

Industry: Oil and Gas Processing

Application: Oil Pre-heating

Product: Immersion Heater - Screw Plug

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Chromalox Alters Design of Band Heaters, Delivers Perfect Fit to Customer

Chromalox Alters Design of Band Heaters, Delivers Perfect Fit to Customer

An oil and gas production and exploration company’s test chamber, used to evaluate downhole drilling components, needed heaters that could withstand pressures up to 35,000 psi and temperatures up to 500° F.

Industry: Oil and Gas Production

Application: Downhole Drilling Testing

Product: Band Heaters

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Responsive service builds relationships with packaging equipment company

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Responsive service builds relationships with packaging equipment company

A manufacturer of packaging equipment for the poultry industry was unhappy with their current supplier of water tight elements for use on its machines.

Industry: Packaging

Application: Food Packaging

Product: Cartridge Heater

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The Heat is On: Durable Sheathed Element Duct Heater Reduces Downtime, Improves Costs

The Heat is On: Durable Sheathed Element Duct Heater Reduces Downtime, Improves Costs

A worldwide leader in specialty chemical production has been using open coil duct heaters for many years to heat the air for some of its chemical applications.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Specialty Chemical Production

Product: Air Heater - Duct

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Timely Response and Product Availability Wins the Day

Timely Response and Product Availability Wins the Day

An Illinois manufacturer of load banks – devices used to apply an electrical load to diesel generators in the field to make certain they are operating properly – was not receiving timely delivery of screw plug and straight tubular heaters from its current supplier. Production slowed. The manufacturer searched for alternate suppliers of this key component.

Industry: Electric Power Industry

Application: Electrical Loading

Product: Immersion Heater - Screw Plug

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Clean Water Heater System Reduces Coal Dust, Eliminates Freezing and Keeps the Lights On

Clean Water Heater System Reduces Coal Dust, Eliminates Freezing and Keeps the Lights On

A Missouri coal-fired power generating station needed to reduce coal dust in an onsite tunnel.  Approximately 9,000 rail cars of coal pass through the tunnel each month, dumping coal for power generation.

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Freeze Protection

Product: Circulation Heater

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Pocket Heater Reduces Costs and Downtime

Pocket Heater Reduces Costs and Downtime

A large South Dakota electric power plant needed to upgrade the 10-year-old heating system on an external storage tank that provides lube oil for the facility’s natural gas turbines.

Industry: Power Generation

Application: Lube Oil Tank Heating

Product: Pocket Heater

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Heat Trace Cable Provides Freeze Protection for New Flexible Augers

Heat Trace Cable Provides Freeze Protection for New Flexible Augers

Augers recieve the heat they need thanks to Chromalox Heat Trace Cables.

Industry: Wastewater Treatment

Application: Freeze Protection

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Major Analytical Laboratory OEM Chooses Chromalox for Critical Components in Ware Washer Units

Major Analytical Laboratory OEM Chooses Chromalox for Critical Components in Ware Washer Units

Chromalox washes out the competition.

Industry: Laboratory Equipment

Application: Specialty Washing Systems

Product: Tubular Heater

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Chromalox Screw Plug Immersion Heater Sets the Environment in Test Chambers

Chromalox Screw Plug Immersion Heater Sets the Environment in Test Chambers

Screw plug immersion heaters pass the test.

Industry: Laboratory Equipment

Application: Lab Testing

Product: Immersion Heater - Screw Plug

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Single-End Tubular Heaters Help to Control Mercury Emissions

Single-End Tubular Heaters Help to Control Mercury Emissions

Tubular heater helps protect the environment.

Industry: Smoke Stack Sampling

Application: Mercury Emissions Control

Product: Tubular Heater - Single End

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Safe, Efficient Rail Car Heating Achieved Through Flexible Design

Safe, Efficient Rail Car Heating Achieved Through Flexible Design

Chromalox Silicone Laminate Heaters keeps passengers warm.

Industry: Transportation

Application: Comfort heat in passenger car

Product: Silicone Laminate Heaters

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New Heat Transfer System Solution Cuts Energy Costs by Half

New Heat Transfer System Solution Cuts Energy Costs by Half

Silicone Laminate Heaters provides more heat and saves more money.

Industry: Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Application: Food Heating

Product: Silicone Laminate Heaters

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Gas Chromatography Flows with Chromalox Cartridge Heaters

Gas Chromatography Flows with Chromalox Cartridge Heaters

Chromalox cartridge heater solves gas chromatography lab issue.

Industry: Laboratory Equipment

Application: Gas Chromatography

Product: Cartridge Heater

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Refinery Uses Heat Cable, Digital Temperature Sensors to Ensure Even Heat

Refinery Uses Heat Cable, Digital Temperature Sensors to Ensure Even Heat

Chromalox helps southern California refinery heat products evenly. 

Industry: Oil Refining

Application: Temperature Maintenance

Product: Thermostat - Digital

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Oil Tanks, Recirculation and Offload Lines All Benefit

Oil Tanks, Recirculation and Offload Lines All Benefit

A Chromalox solution for maintaining correct temperatures in oil tanks for lightweight and thick viscous oil using an electric heat trace system.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Oil Tank Heating; Line Heat Tracing

Product: Heat Trace Cable; Circulation Heater

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Super Dragon Meets Diverse Rental Needs

Super Dragon Meets Diverse Rental Needs

Chromalox blower heater is rugged and built to operate at various voltages without rewiring,

Industry: Rental Equipment

Application: Portable Comfort Heat

Product: Air Heater - Blower

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Biofuels Manufacturer Turns to Heat Tracing to Protect its Investment

Biofuels Manufacturer Turns to Heat Tracing to Protect its Investment

A Pennsylvania biofuels plant needed to find a new heat trace system to effectively protect its investment in the future of renewable energy.  

Industry: Alternative Energy

Application: Process Temperature Maintenance and Freeze Protection

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating Heat Trace Control Panels

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Tank Heaters Keep Gas Drilling Operation on Track Through Reliable Service

Tank Heaters Keep Gas Drilling Operation on Track Through Reliable Service

Chromalox reliable service wins again.

Industry: Natural Gas

Application: Natural Gas Drilling

Product: Large Tank Flange Heater; Heat Trace Cable; Power Control Panel

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Silicone Laminate Heaters Solve Ambient Temperature Issue

Silicone Laminate Heaters Solve Ambient Temperature Issue

Chromalox Temperature Control Solutions for HVAC laboratory temperature problem

Industry: Laboratory Equipment

Application: HVAC

Product: Silicone Laminate Heaters

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Heat and Control System Provides Precision Needed for Quality Control

Heat and Control System Provides Precision Needed for Quality Control

A North Carolina manufacturer of specialty synthetic fibers used in both home and industrial applications required a custom autoclave for a drying application. Rather than utilize more expensive fossil fuel, the new autoclave utilized nitrogen as the heat transfer medium via forced convection, with temperatures ranging between 400° and 500° F in the systems base heat load. In addition, nine individual zones within the system each required its own temperature and power control loop for precision quality control.

Industry: Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

Application: Autoclave base heat load and trim heat

Product: Circulation Heater

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Heaters, Control Panels and Boilers Combine to Provide Cost-Effective Food Processing Solutions

Heaters, Control Panels and Boilers Combine to Provide Cost-Effective Food Processing Solutions

Several U.S. processors of nut meats such as almonds, pistachios and macadamias required a processing system to pasteurize these nut products to meet validation requirements for proper log-kill doses of salmonella and other bacteria.  Chromalox provides engineered solutions to these specific customer needs.

Industry: Food Processing

Application: Nut pasteurization

Product: Circulation Heater

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Heating System Increases Product Integrity and Enhances Plant Reliability

Heating System Increases Product Integrity and Enhances Plant Reliability

Chromalox Large Tank Flange Heating for product temperature control in road maintenance products using heat trace options that improve reliability, increase energy savings, and reduce downtime.

Industry: Road Repair Products

Application: Product Temperature Maintenance

Product: Large Tank Flange Heater; Heat Trace Cable; Power Control Panel

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Warm Pools and Rocks Help To Keep Zoo Exhibit Open Year-Round

Warm Pools and Rocks Help To Keep Zoo Exhibit Open Year-Round

A Wyoming zoo’s plans for a new exhibit for mountain lions, lynx, otters, snow fox and grizzly bears called for keeping the animals as close to the public as possible.

Industry: Outdoor Public Recreational Facility

Application: Warming Rocks and Pools of Water

Product: Immersion Heater – Over-the-Side; Mineral Insulated Heat Trace Cable; RTD Sensors

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Custom Heating System Design Puts Locomotive Engine Preheating On-Track

Custom Heating System Design Puts Locomotive Engine Preheating On-Track

A heated water/glycol mixture is used to preheat the engines of the customer's locomotives.

Industry: Transportation Equipment

Application: Engine Preheating

Product: Circulation Heater and Control System

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Cartridge Heater Fits Tight Space Tolerances; Meets Electrical Safety Requirements

Cartridge Heater Fits Tight Space Tolerances; Meets Electrical Safety Requirements

Medical equipment manufacturer uses Chromalox cartridge heater for balloon catheter manufacturing process to meet strict size and electrical safety certification requirements.

Industry: Medical Equipment

Application: Balloon Catheter Component

Product: Cartridge Heater

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New Heating and Control System Increases Reliability of Resin Impregnation System

New Heating and Control System Increases Reliability of Resin Impregnation System

A machines and tooling company was asked to retrofit an existing conveyor system that used a quartz bulb heating design in a two-stage oven (trickle machine impregnator/curing system) that provided resin impregnation for motor armatures. The system’s existing heating system was fragile and subject to breakage from falling tools or parts, leading to system shutdowns and failures. The manufacturer also desired a system that provided finer controls to maintain even temperatures throughout the line.

Industry: Machines and Tooling

Application: Resin impregnation system for motor armatures

Product: Two Element Radiant Heater - Model RADD

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Hot Oil System Meets Strict Emission Standards

Hot Oil System Meets Strict Emission Standards

This solar energy producer uses hot oil and heat exchangers to heat various process materials in the manufacture of polysilicon for solar applications. The company’s large, gas fired hot-oil system, however, did not meet new state emission standards. Upgrading to low-emission gas burners was not an option, however, due to high costs and impact on production. With the state deadline to comply with the new emission standards looming, the manufacturer was pressed to find a solution quickly.

Industry: Solar Energy

Application: Polysilicon Manufacturing

Product: Circulation Heater and SCR Control Panel

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Custom Heating System Designed for Cryogenic Methane System

Custom Heating System Designed for Cryogenic Methane System

System requirements necessitated design of a special pressure vessel and critical temperature control.

Industry: Aerospace Equipment

Application: Methane Gas Conversion

Product: Pressure Vessel

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Electric Utility Warms to Heat Trace Solution

Electric Utility Warms to Heat Trace Solution

Chromalox model SRL self-regulating heating cable was the key to freeze protection of natural gas compressor stations and booster station requiring heat tracing of condensate lines, skid lines, de-hi piping, and control and meter tubing.

Industry: Electric Power Industry

Application: Freeze Protection of Compressor Lines

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Spotless Design Locks In the Right Process Temperatures for Laundry Detergent Manufacturer

Spotless Design Locks In the Right Process Temperatures for Laundry Detergent Manufacturer

The new laundry detergent manufacturing plant of a leading maker of household products required process temperature maintenance for its many process tanks and extensive piping. The engineering firm for the project asked Chromalox to specify and design the heat trace system.

Industry: Detergent Manufacturing

Application: Process temperature maintenance

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Warmth at >800 Feet Below Sea Level, Made Possible by Chromalox.

Warmth at >800 Feet Below Sea Level, Made Possible by Chromalox.

Working on a submarine in the depths of the ocean would be cold and damp without Chromalox radiant comfort heaters.

Industry: Marine Equipment

Application: Comfort Heat

Product: Air Heater - Duct

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Turn-key, Economical Freeze Protection Designed into Project

Turn-key, Economical Freeze Protection Designed into Project

Turn-key heat trace system designdesigned using model SRM/E self-regulating heating cable.

Industry: Natural Gas Compressing Station

Application: Pipeline Freeze Protection

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Thermoplastic Enclosure Solves Space and Moisture Issues

Thermoplastic Enclosure Solves Space and Moisture Issues

Chromalox develops terminal enclosure that stands up to harsh operating environment and is easy to install.

Industry: Parts Washing Equipment

Application: Specialty Washing Systems

Product: Immersion Heater - Screw Plug

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Hot Oil Control System is Key to Maintaining Product Temperature

Hot Oil Control System is Key to Maintaining Product Temperature

A manufacturer of specialty automotive fluids and lubricants located in the southeastern U.S. was in the process of transferring an existing production line to another facility.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Oil Heating

Product: Packaged System - Circulating Oil

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Starch Temperature Not Too Hot or Cold

Starch Temperature Not Too Hot or Cold

Chromalox packaged heating system provides tight control of temperature sensitive process.

Industry: Paper Packaging Products

Application: Starch Temperature Control

Product: Packaged System - Circulating Water

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable Eliminates Ice Build-Up and Adds Safety to Assisted Living Facility

Roof and Gutter Heating Cable Eliminates Ice Build-Up and Adds Safety to Assisted Living Facility

A large assisted living facility in Iowa had gone through several renovations and additions. The combination of buildings had both flat and pitched roofs with both asphalt shingles and a rubber surface. Iowa winters added the challenge of snow and ice buildup on both the roof and gutter systems.  

Industry: Commercial Building

Application: Roof and Gutter Deicing

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Retrofitted System Restores Line to Performance Standards

Retrofitted System Restores Line to Performance Standards

A waxing system on  an industrial packaging corrugated paper line at a Tennessee facility could not reliably maintain the required 200° F supply and return line temperatures, causing downtime and slowing production. The supply lines feed rollers that apply wax to the corrugated paper; excess wax feeds back into the waxing lines supply tank via return lines. Maintaining the wax at the prescribed temperature was vital to line flow.

Industry: Corrugated Paper Manufacturing

Application: Temperature maintenance of wax feed lines

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Reactor Regulation by Heat Transfer Fluid TPCI Generator

Reactor Regulation by Heat Transfer Fluid TPCI Generator

TPCI generator helps to regulate and stabalize heat transfer fluid temperature.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Temperature Maintenance of Heat Transfer Fluid

Product: TPCI Generator

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Invisible Roof & Gutter Heating System Eliminates Icicles, Ice Dams on Municipal Building

Invisible Roof & Gutter Heating System Eliminates Icicles, Ice Dams on Municipal Building

A colonial-style two-story municipal building in a Cleveland suburb was beset with build-ups of  snow, ice and moisture in the gutters during the cold winter months.

Industry: Commercial Building

Application: Roof and Gutter Freeze Protection

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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HTM Generator Reinstalled Without Production Shutdown

HTM Generator Reinstalled Without Production Shutdown

Impedance heating technolgy maintains uninterrupted process temperature during generator replacement installation.

Industry: Textile Manufacturing

Application: Generator Installation

Product: Impedance Heating System

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Heater and Control Unit Prevent Freezing in Wastewater Tanks

Heater and Control Unit Prevent Freezing in Wastewater Tanks

Filtration membranes in two wastewater treatment tanks at an Iowa ethanol producer were susceptible to damage from freezing temperatures. Each filtration membrane is valued at $1 million; any membrane damage due to freezing could result in the need to replace the entire membrane and the loss of production.

Industry: Wastewater Treatment

Application: Tank membrane protection

Product: Immersion Heater - Over-the-Side

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Heat Trace System Successfully De-ices Commercial Building

Heat Trace System Successfully De-ices Commercial Building

Chromalox custom designed a heat trace and control de-icing system to fit exact roof and gutter specifications.

Industry: Commercial Building

Application: Roof De-icing

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Freeze Protection System Saves Money for Electric Utility Giant

Freeze Protection System Saves Money for Electric Utility Giant

A leading electric utility company has installed coal scrubbers and associated equipment, as well as a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.

Industry: Electric Power Industry

Application: Pipe Freeze Protection

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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Fast Turn-Around, Turn-Key Operation Keeps Production Flowing

Fast Turn-Around, Turn-Key Operation Keeps Production Flowing

Chromalox recommended 800 feet of SRM/E 8-2CT self-regulating heating cable be installed rather than a traditional steam tracing system, which requires more control and maintenance and carries a higher installed cost.  The custom designed system is monitored 24/7 by two heat trace line sensing (model HTLS) control panels.

Industry: Packaging

Application: Temperature Maintenance

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating

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ETR-9000 Controller Saves Time and Dough

ETR-9000 Controller Saves Time and Dough

This customer needed a temperature controller needed which was simple to use and available for quick shipment.

Industry: Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Application: Donut Baking

Product: Temperature Controller

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Economical and Energy Efficient Freeze Protection, Monitoring and Control

Economical and Energy Efficient Freeze Protection, Monitoring and Control

When this manufacturer of acrylate monomers moved its operations to a different location, new piping and storage tanks that required freeze protection were added at the manufacturing facility.

Industry: Chemical Processing

Application: Storage tank freeze prevention

Product: Heat Trace Cable - Self Regulating; Control Panels

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Digital Thermostat-Based Heat Trace System Ensure Cooling Tower Integrity

Digital Thermostat-Based Heat Trace System Ensure Cooling Tower Integrity

The cooling towers of a Virginia medical facilitys HVAC system required an upgrade to ensure freeze protection. If the pipes froze, and, potentially burst, the entire facility was at risk of shut-down. The existing systems water lines were controlled by a mechanical thermostat that provided basic on/off functions, but no alarm features. As the system was being redesigned, the availability of a digital thermostat at nearly the same price provided a significant upgrade in terms of both reliability and alarm features.

Industry: Commercial Building

Application: Commercial cooling towers

Product: Thermostat - Digital

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Digital Heat Trace Thermostat Ensures Correct Viscosity

Digital Heat Trace Thermostat Ensures Correct Viscosity

An international manufacturer of epoxy industrial coating spray systems sought help from Chromalox to reduce the footprint and expense of the control system that maintained system temperatures. These temperatures are critical, providing proper viscosity that allows the epoxy to flow at the proper rates.

Industry: Industrial Coating Systems

Application: Epoxy Spray Systems

Product: Thermostat - Digital

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Chromalox Tubular Seal Meets Challenging Third-Party Demands

Chromalox Tubular Seal Meets Challenging Third-Party Demands

New UL 197 requirements create a challenge for a commercial cooking appliance manufacturer.

Industry: Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Application: UL 197 Requirements

Product: Tubular Heater

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Chromalox Keeps Alternative Fuels Flowing, No Matter the Weather

Chromalox Keeps Alternative Fuels Flowing, No Matter the Weather

Explosion-proof heat trace system provides safe, reliable freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks in hazardous locations.

Industry: Biofuels Production

Application: Tank Heating; Hazardous Area

Product: Immersion Heater - Tank; Heat Trace System; Power Controls

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Chromalox is Proud to Have Been Part of the NASA Return-to-Flight Mission

Chromalox is Proud to Have Been Part of the NASA Return-to-Flight Mission

After the Columbia shuttle tragedy, Chromalox played a crucial role in making the shuttle safer.

Industry: Aerospace Equipment

Application: De-icing Bipod Support

Product: Cartridge Heater

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Custom Circulation Heater Enhances Biodiesel Plant's Productivity

Custom Circulation Heater Enhances Biodiesel Plant's Productivity

Chromalox designs custom circulation heater which withstands caustic fluids.

Industry: Biodiesel Processing

Application: Transesterification

Product: Circulation Heater

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