This OEM customers engineering team was challenged with providing comfort heat in a passenger cars seating area. The installation area was quite small, however no exterior modifications could be made to the seating itself. The application also required an extremely tight wattage tolerance in the design of the heater.
Chromalox design engineers worked closely with the the customer to solve their unique problems. A strip heater was designed to be installed two per enclosure along the length of the seating area around the windows and along the walls on each side of the car. The up-front engineering expertise, the quality, and long-life expectancy of the strip heating component proved to be the determining factor when this customer chose Chromalox for the project.
As a direct result, thousands of strip heaters have been supplied to this OEM for incorporation into their passenger train car construction. Applications for strip heaters in the transportation industry encompass many other areas too, such as electric rail passenger cars, subway cars, people movers, and tram systems.