Transportation

Rail | Mass Transit | Commercial Diesel & Long-Haul Vehicles | Heavy Industry Vehicles | Aerospace | Marine

Transportation Applications

When safety, comfort, and efficiency are paramount, Chromalox is the brand to trust. From preventing condensation in sensitive aircraft flight instrumentation to keeping passengers comfortable in railway passenger cars, to fuel and lubrication oil temperature maintenance aboard ship, and many, many more applications, we know how to provide and control heat where it’s required in your application.

Chromalox understands the unique challenges that are met by designers and manufacturers of transportation applications . . . and those who service and maintain them. From tight spaces to difficult-to-access locations, Chromalox has the advanced thermal technology solution for your application. With our broad application experience, manufacturing and technical skill, and local engineering support, we will work with you to design and engineer a the right product for your application.

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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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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Large-Tank Heating Systems

These electric heating systems feature unique, replaceable-element designs whereby heating elements can easily be replaced without draining the tank. They require very little upkeep and are practically maintenance-free. When combined with temperature controls, power controls, and safety monitoring they provide complete tank heating systems. Click here to visit catalog

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Custom Load Banks

Selectable control to 1 kW for loading dissipation needs. Stainless steel construction, enclosed heating elements, NEMA 3R outdoor protection, and industrial motor/fan. Many options available such as dual-voltage, multifunction digital read-out, camlok connectors, and remote control. Applications include diesel generator testing, braking resistor for inverter drive, base loading, battery discharge, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) testing. 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 require 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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Duct Heaters

Compact, safe, and lightweight heat sources, Chromalox process air duct heaters are available in sizes ranging up to 3.2 MW capable of producing temperatures up to 1,200°F (650°C) for heating air or other gases. Sheathed tubular, finned tubular, and finned strip elements consistently out-perform gas, oil, and open-coil electric units in both heating efficiency and safety. Elements and special materials are available for use in custom designs. Click here to visit catalog

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General-Purpose Industrial and Radiant Air Heaters

Fan-forced and convection 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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Wall-Mounted Convection Air Comfort 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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Tubular and Fintube® Heaters

Tubular elements provide exceptional heat transfer by conduction, convection, or radiant to liquids, air, gases, and surfaces. Round, triangular, or flat press configurations. Formed bends can be made to unique requirements. Fintube® elements are designed for optimum heat transfer due to increased surface area. Superior to open-coil elements, heating coil is completely encased in a metal sheath, minimizing shock hazard and hot spots. Bending configurations provide higher concentrations of installed kilowatts for given area. Click here to visit catalog

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Cartridge Heaters

Highly compacted heating elements for high-efficiency heat transfer and the dielectric and physical strength necessary for long life and outstanding performance. Diameters range from 0.25 to 1.25 in. (3.175 to 31.75 mm), watt densities from 25 to 262 W/in.² (4 to 40 W/cm²), and sheath temperatures to 1,600°F (870°C). Optional end seals resist contaminants and moisture. Click here to visit catalog

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Strip and Finstrip® Heaters

Rugged, easy-to-install strip heaters transfer heat by conduction or convection to liquids, air, gases, and surfaces. Widths range from 0.5 to 2.5 in. (12.75 to 63.5 mm), lengths to 72 in. (1.8 m). Finstrip® heaters are designed for optimum heat transfer due to increased surface area. Superior to open-coil elements, heating coil is completely encased in a metal sheath, minimizing shock hazard and hot spots. Click here to visit catalog

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Flexible Silicone Laminate and Kapton® Heaters

Versatile flexible silicone laminate heaters find use in applications requiring low to medium temperatures, up to 390°F (200°C). Kapton® heaters have very high dielectric capabilities for extreme temperature environments and are marked by fast warm-up times and quick response. Both feature rugged construction of lightweight material that is chemical- and moisture-resistant. Available in a variety of electrical, shape, and contour fittings to meet a broad range of specifications. Click here to visit catalog

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Heat Trace and Controls

Provides freeze protection and counteracts heat loss from process equipment and piping, and prevents increase of product viscosity. Complete line of heat trace cable and installation kits available. Temperature control solutions include programmable, microprocessor-based, 1- to 72-circuit systems, fully integrated wireless sensing and remote circuit monitoring and management of up to thousands of circuits across multiple panels. Click here to visit catalog

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Rail

Strip heaters and comfort duct heaters for locomotive crew and cab compartments; strip heaters for heating track switches.

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Mass Transportation

Strip, tubular, cable, and comfort duct and radiant heaters for light rail cabin heating and defrost heating; comfort duct heaters and radiant heaters for depots.

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Commercial Diesel and Long-Haul Vehicles

Cartridge, tubular, and silicone laminate heaters for engine manifold and crankcase preheating, emissions controls component exhaust air heating, and urea tank heating (selective catalyst reduction); thick film heaters for a variety of preheat applications and supply lines.

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Heavy Industry Vehicles

Cartridge, tubular, and silicone laminate heaters for engine preheating, emissions controls component exhaust air heating, and urea tank heating (selective catalyst reduction); thick film heaters for a variety of preheat applications and supply lines.

 

Aircraft

Silicone laminate and cartridge heaters for wing de-icing, compartment heating, air intake heating, instrumentation heating, galley appliances, and manufacturing processes such as titanium forming; Maxi-Zone® heaters for wing applications.

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