Military and Defense Applications

Military and Defense Applications

Heaters and controls designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard specifications.

Chromalox provides high-quality equipment designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard specifications. But that's just one reason to choose Chromalox. Chromalox can custom design, engineer, and manufacture innovative products to meet unique application needs. Our innovative spirit can be seen in the non-magnetic-design circulation heaters installed on MCM Avenger Class Minesweepers, and steam boilers small enough to pass through ship hatches for installation and removal.

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Immersion Heaters

Immersion heaters can be installed directly in process media such as water, oil, solvents, viscous solutions, and gas streams. Units operate at nearly 100% efficiency and offer a compact heating solution. Common heater installation methods are flanged, threaded, or over-the-side designs, with a wide selection of materials such as copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, or INCOLOY®. Moisture- and explosion-proof terminal enclosures along with IEC, ATEX, and CSA are also options. Click here to visit catalog

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Circulation Heaters

Circulation heaters operate as an electric heat exchanger by directly heating the process media in an in-line configuration. Units operate at nearly 100% efficiency and offer a compact heating solution. A wide selection of materials is available such as copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, or INCOLOY®. Moisture- and explosion-proof terminal enclosures along with ASME, PED, KOSHA, and SELO are also options. Click here to visit catalog

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Electric Steam Boilers

Units provide steam for any process need using a compact, flameless package. Ready-to-install units need only water and electric power supplies for zero-emissions operation. Carbon or stainless steel construction to UL, CSA, ASME, and PED codes. Click here to visit catalog

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Industrial Air Heaters

Fan-forced air heaters provide fast, efficient, economical heat cleanly and safely. Heavy-duty construction resists contamination and corrosion for long, dependable service. Units are offered with multiple third-party certifications and may be wall- or ceiling-mounted. Click here to visit catalog

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Duct Heaters

Available with power ratings up to several megawatts and capable of producing temperatures up to 1,200°F (650°C) for heating air or other gases. Tubular, finned tubular, and finned strip elements outperform gas, oil, and open-coil electric units in both heating efficiency and safety. Click here to visit catalog

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Industrial Convection Air Heaters

Comfort heat sources for hazardous environments. Designed for rugged, corrosive, hard-use areas and use in the presence of potentially flammable or explosive gases, vapors, and liquids. Cabinets are constructed of heavy-gauge steel, polyester powder-coated for maximum corrosion resistance. Click here to visit catalog

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Control Systems

Chromalox is the only electric heating equipment producer offering a complete line of discrete temperature and advanced SCR power controllers, and sophisticated control panel systems and accessories to efficiently manage the most basic to the most complex and demanding heating applications. Our C2i™ technology integrates and manages these controls as part of an enterprise-wide intelligent network of temperature sensing, process heating, and temperature management. Click here to visit catalog

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Chromalox is the Source for Heat and Control Solutions for Marine Applications

Chromalox provides high-quality equipment designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard specifications. But that's just one reason to choose Chromalox.

Here are more:

Experience

Chromalox began designing and manufacturing heat and control products in 1917 — nearly 100 years ago. Today we make more kinds of heating elements, sensors, and controls for more industries than anyone in the world. Our products can be found in some of the most unusual and challenging applications, like engine preheaters on the space shuttle. Our depth of experience extends to marine applications, too, where Chromalox products can be found on a variety of military surface ships and submarines.

Innovation

Chromalox can custom-design, custom-engineer, and custom-manufacture innovative products to meet unique application needs. Our innovative spirit can be seen in the non-magnetic-design circulation heaters installed on MCM Avenger Class Minesweepers, and steam boilers small enough to pass through ship hatches for installation and removal. Innovation is what started this company in 1915 when we introduced the world's first metal-sheathed heating element.

Responsiveness

Chromalox will work hard to get you the best product solution quickly. We are responsive partners eager to help you select what you need from our existing product line, or we'll design and produce prototypes for new products and systems in the shortest possible turnaround time. Chromalox also wants to keep you up and running. We maintain vast inventories of repair and replacement parts for immediate shipment and same day or next-day delivery.


Air Intake

Electric duct heaters preheat air coming through the air intake manifold to the engine room to prevent icing on turbine blades in cold climates and for optimum combustion.

Circulation Lube Oil Purifiers

Control panels include process temperature controllers to provide accurate outlet temperatures and high-limit temperature controllers to shut down the system if the heating elements get too hot.

Compartment Heating

Small, lightweight duct heaters are used for shipboard circulating air-heating systems. Surface or recess-mounted fan-forced air heaters heat and circulate air through large spaces.

Fuel Oil Transfer Systems

Circulation heaters are used to manage the viscosity of fuel oil as it is moved from bunker tanks to service tanks.

Galley and Laundry

Compact, low-pressure steam boilers provide on-demand steam for kettles, hot food serving tables, and sink washers in galleys and steam-operated washers, dryers, and presses in laundries.

Laundry

Compact, low-pressure steam boilers provide on-demand steam for steam-operated washers, dryers, and presses in laundries.

Lube Oil Purifiers

Circulation heaters maintain the viscosity of lube oils and aid in the purification process.

 

Lube Oil Settling Tank

Control panels include process temperature controllers to provide accurate outlet temperatures and high-limit temperature controllers to shut down the system if the heating elements get too hot, plus power contactors and necessary fusing and terminal blocks.

Immersion heaters with or without replaceable elements are fitted to lube oil-settling tanks to reduce viscosity, aid in the process of water and other impurities settling out, and preventing microbial contamination.

Lube Oil Sump Tanks

Immersion heaters with or without replaceable elements are fitted to lube oil sump tanks to maintain viscosity.

Shower and Lavatory Heating

Convection air heaters provide even warmth, quietly circulating heat without a fan.

Supplemental Water Heaters

Circulation heaters are used to provide hot water at point-of-use in locations remote from main hot water supplies.

Windshield and Window Defrosting

Installed under and over windshields and windows, fan-forced air heaters prevent the fogging of interior surfaces and the formation of ice on exteriors.