This white paper examines the limitations of both traditional immersion heaters and cumbersome stand pipe heaters. These limitations have led Chromalox engineers to the innovative solution of tank heaters with elements that can be removed and easily replaced without the need for draining the tank—allowing for continuous operation for critical applications.
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Chromalox electric comfort heaters provide efficient, economical heat for commercial and industrial applications. Three basic types of heaters are convection, forced air and radiant, with combinations often used. They apply safe, clean, fast heat and their heavy-duty construction affords long, dependable service.
For more than 90 years, customers have relied on Chromalox for the u... (read more)
Chromalox self-regulating freeze protection cable is ideal for warming metal and plastic pipes in commercial construction, institutional buildings, and some industrial freeze protection applications. Its self regulating polymer core varies output along its entire length, saving energy and eliminating hotspots along pipes. It can be cut to length in the field and single-overlapped without... (read more)
Chromalox offers a variety of durable Flexible Heaters and Thermal Insulation Blankets and Insulation Covers that are lightweight and flexible. Chromalox SIlicone Rubber Heaters and flexible fiberglass blankets offer fast, efficeint heat transfer to your parts with less energy expenditure. (read more)
The Challenge: 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. The customer has an automated cycler that consists of an anodized aluminum frame with holes that receive plastic vials containin... (read more)
The Challenge A hydro-electric dam located on a major northern river, needed to replace their 30-year old Open Coil Element (OCE) heaters. The OCE heaters were critical to the operation of the flood gates to keep them from freezing during harsh winter conditions and during the potential flood conditions of the spring thaw. Without the freeze protection, millions of people living d... (read more)
Chromalox LTFX style units allow tank heating elements to be changed without draining the tank. This is ideal for large capacity tanks that must remain filled for continuous operation and storage.
LTFX units provide low watt density heating over a large surface area, while providing precise temperature control for such materials as fire water storage, asphalt, diesel, lube oils, e... (read more)
Chromalox OCE open coil element large-tank electric heaters installed inside 2- or 3-inch Schedule 40 NPS pipe provide uniform heat over a large surface area. This method of indirect heating lowers the watt density or heat flux on the surface area of the pipe in contact with the heated media, reducing the tendency to coke or break down heat-sensitive materials.
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Chromalox Service Solutions are the best way to ensure optimum performance, directly extending product life. As the world's most comprehensive manufacturer of electric heat and control products, Chromalox offers start-up and training, ongoing maintenance diagnostics and emergency response to ensure the uninterrupted function of the heaters and controls in your manufacturing proces... (read more)
The Challenge A chemical production plant requires a jacketed reactor to maintain an intense heated temperature of 690ºF (365ºC) for its chemical processes. Also, due to the high temperatures and pressures needed in the chemical reaction, the plant needed a seal-less pump instead of a standard, water-cooled, mechanically-sealed pump.
The Solution Chromalo... (read more)
The Chromalox 4080 is an affordable temperature and process controller with advanced functionality including profiling and data-logging options. The 4080 incorporates a graphic/text LCD display and is designed to improve user efficiency with many features integrated to reduce startup time, simplify operation and minimize downtime. (read more)
Chromalox SLL self-regulating heating cable provides safe, reliable heat tracing for process temperature maintenance and freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks and similar applications. Constructed of industrial grade 16, 14, 12 or 10 AWG buss wire with metal braid and fluropolymer overjacketing, SLL ensures operating integrity in most hostile industrial environments. The 450°F (232 (read more)
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. In the past they relied on two less effective heating options. They needed a solution that would not sacrifice space which is needed for food, could be zoned to multiple sensors, and be integrated into the current contr... (read more)
Flanged immersion heaters are one of the most widely used methods for commercial heating of gases and liquids, such as water, oil, heat transfer fluid, and corrosive solutions. Designed for use in tanks and pressurized vessels, they are easy to install and maintain to provide heat for many processes. (read more)
Radiant heating consists of "radiant energy" being emitted from a heat source. Radiant heating heats a building through radiant heat, rather than other conventional methods including convection heating. The heat energy is emitted from a warm element (floor, wall, overhead panel) and warms people and other objects in rooms rather than directly heating the air. The internal air temperature... (read more)
Silicone Laminate Heaters Solve Ambient Temperature Issue
A major supplier of laboratory equipment developed an air-cooled chiller HVAC unit. However, the third-party approval agency found that, after testing, the drives used in the fan circuit were not rated for the low temperature required by the unit. The drives were rated to 10°F, while the chiller was rated... (read more)
Chromalox has announced that they will offer a new digital heat trace controller for use with constant wattage, mineral insulated or self-regulating heat trace cables. The model ITC Series intelliTRACE® brand controller is designed for line or ambient sensing heat trace applications in hazardous (Class I, Division 2) or non-hazardous areas in industrial settings such as chemical proc... (read more)
Chromalox RSTO and RST unitary electric immersion systems provide low-watt density heating for viscous materials such as asphalt, fuel oil, pitch and tar, liquid sugar, molasses, lube oils, linseed oil, and other heat-sensitive materials.
They can be installed in above-ground tanks and in below-ground tanks with access to one tank end. Model RSTO systems are recommended for crampe... (read more)
Screw plug immersion heaters consist of tubular elements in a threaded hex plug. Some models are provided with a thermowell for the temperature control sensor and a variety of electrical enclosures for electrical connections. They screw directly through threaded openings in tank walls to heat liquids, viscous fluids, forced air, and gases by direct contact. A patented 360º rotatable... (read more)