Technical Articles

Chromalox has published these technical articles:

(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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When looking at fuel costs alone, a common misconception is that gas fired boilers provide the greatest cost savings. But comparison studies often fail to recognize the total cost of ownership. While...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Chromalox's fire sprinkler pipe freeze protection system addresses operability, code approval, cost and installation approved to current NFPA 13, IEEE 515.1 and UL 515A standards for testing, design,...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Adoption of industrial sensor networks (IWSNs) reduces installation costs, solves complications with hard-to-reach sensing locations and expedites implementation of advanced diagnostics. It is a...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Medium voltage technology greatly reduces installation, operating, and maintenance cost for a multitude of thermal processes throughout an entire facility....
(Specialized Industrial Products)
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Now, more than ever, engineering firms are being asked to design equipment that can handle extreme process conditions and extreme environments. As this trend continues, the need for equipment that can...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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There are very few elegant solutions for mid-to-large scale heavy industrial applications that require compact, high-temperature heating sources capable of delivering precise heat energy to a targeted...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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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...
(Process Controllers)
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Whether building control panels for internal use or a paying customer, controlling cost always is a major concern. With fully burdened labor rates as high as $75 an hour, assembly and installation...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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UL 197 is a primary safety standard for electric cooking equipment manufacturers referencing the UL 1030 and UL 499 standards for sheathed electric heating elements....
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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The comeback of bedbugs is becoming a legal and public-relations headache for the hotel industry. Chromalox has a convenient, discrete chemical free solution to the problem....
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Methyl bromide has been a very important fumigant for control of insects, ranging from soil nematodes to flour beetles found in grain mills. However, this chemical is one that contributes to...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Founded in 1917 by self-taught engineer Edwin L. Wiegand, Chromalox provides a full line of heat trace products, industrial heaters and associated components. Headquartered in Pittsburgh,...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Permitting and pollution costs associated with fossil-fired fuels have driven large-scale oil and gas operations, petrochemical plants and power generation facilities to explore alternative process...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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A heavy-guage pressure tank was designed and built so that the pressure would drop no more than 4 psi in one hour. The tank was equipped with a pressure gauge mounted on the top. The valve to be...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The cooling towers of a Virginia medical facilities HVAC system required an upgrade to ensure freeze protection. If the pipes froze, and, potentially burst, the entire facility was at risk of...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Recently, a chemical production plant determined that it needed a jacketed reactor to maintain a high temperature of 690°F (365°C) for its processes. The plant, which produces specialty...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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CHROMALOX DESIGNS AND INSTALLS HEAT TRACE SYSTEM FOR NEW CANOLA OIL PROCESSING FACILITY Chromalox helps 3rd party client design and install a heat trace system in a brand new canola oil processing...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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An oil and gas production and exploration company's test chamber, used to evaluate downhole drilling components, needed heaters that could withstand pressures up to 35,000 pounds per square inch and...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Chromalox supplied a circulating hot water system to heat cannabis in an evaporator for the oil extraction process. The previous method did not allow for higher production demands and was not scalable...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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All semi-conductor wafers, as part of their micro-fabrication, must undergo an etching process which chemically removes layers from the surface of a wafer during manufacturing. Since the depth of...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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To process recycled plastics and harvest crude oil and petroleum by-products, the entire length of 15-foot screw conveyor augers must be heated internally to very high temperatures. As the auger...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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We're excited to share our article in the Decarbonisation Technology magazine by Chromalox Business Development Manager, James Lewis. He discusses how the advances in electric technology have the...