Chromalox Extends Its Explosion-Proof Electric Blower Heater Line

Chromalox CXH-XD blower heater designed to withstand extreme environments

CHX-A XtremeDutyPITTSBURGH, PA, USA — September 8, 2014 — Chromalox, a leader in advanced thermal technologies, today announced the availability of a new extreme duty model of its blower heater line. Called the CXH-XD blower heater, the new unit withstands corrosive and wet environments and is ATEX certified. It extends the capabilities of the company's CXH-A/EP models, which heat areas classified as hazardous locations to provide primary or supplementary heating for comfort or freeze protection.

CXH-XD enhancements include a corrosion-resistant coated heat exchanger, optional 316 stainless steel and epoxy-coated frames, as well as epoxy coatings for an IP66 control enclosure and motor. Chromalox expects the enhancements to make the blower heater suitable for extreme environments in industrial setting such as onshore and offshore drilling platforms, pump houses, power generating stations, water and waste water plants, chemical storage facilities, and pipeline metering stations, among others.

Rob Coburn, Global Product Manager, Industrial and Process Air Heating for Chromalox, says that the CXH-XD model comes with power ratings from 3 to 35 kW,
which provide heat outputs up to 119,420 Btu/hr. "It's offered only for three-phase voltages,starting at 240 V." he says. But he adds that an optional 690 V design is an "industry first." Frequency rating for the unit is 50/60 Hz. Coburn notes that the electric blower heaters have individually adjustable louvers to provide targeted heat. "Additionally,” he says, “the permanently lubricated, washdown, flameproof motor provides maintenance free operation and high temperature safety
cutouts protect the copper heating elements.” He adds that heavy duty magnetic contactors and a low voltage transformer simplify and hasten installation.

For more information, visit www.chromalox.com

About Chromalox
Around the world, Chromalox is known for advanced thermal technologies engineered for the world’s toughest industrial heating applications. We partner with our customers to find elegant solutions to the most difficult and unique heating challenges. Our Heat Trace segment delivers temperature management
solutions for piping systems, valves and tanks. Our Industrial Heaters and Systems segment delivers process heating solutions for revenue-generating industrial processes, and our Component Technologies segment delivers component heating solutions for industrial equipment manufacturers. Drawing upon a
century of experience, a global footprint, and the most comprehensive set of technologies in our industry, no thermal control project is too large or complex. Founded in 1917, Chromalox is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.