Chromalox Industrial Heaters

About Us

At Chromalox, we develop advanced thermal technologies for the world’s toughest industrial heating applications. We do it better, and we’ve been doing it longer than anyone else. We invented electric heating technology. Chromalox started with an innovative solution 100 years ago when a self-taught engineer invented the first metal-sheathed resistance heating element. It was this then-advanced-thermal-technology that launched an entire industry.

That pioneering, innovative spirit continues today. Built on opportunity and innovation, Chromalox has grown to serve an increasing number of global markets and industries. We excel in industries that have high expectations. And we are acknowledged as experts at delivering solutions that exceed specifications, limit risk, and reduce operating costs.

Our Heat Trace Segment delivers Temperature Management Solutions for piping systems, valves, and tanks. Our Industrial Heaters and Systems Segment delivers Process Heating Solutions for revenue-generating industrial processes. Our Component Technologies Segment delivers Component Heating Solutions for industrial equipment manufacturers.

At Chromalox sustainability is one of the key strategic theme through which we are driving growth and delivering shareholder value, while managing our environmental and social impact. Sustainability driven behavior reduces our costs while creating new business opportunities by mitigating risks.

Our parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc comprises two world-leading businesses, Spirax Sarco for steam and electrical thermal energy solutions and Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Within Spirax Sarco, the Steam Specialties division provides a broad range of fluid control engineered packages, site services and systems expertise for a diverse range of industrial and institutional steam users, while the Chromalox business manufactures electrical process heating and temperature management products.

Chromalox Process Heaters
Chromalox Process Heaters

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group offers solutions for a wide variety of demanding fluid path applications with highly accurate, controllable and virtually maintenance free pumps and associated technologies. The Vision of the Company is to be known for excellence in health, safety, environmental and energy performance in all of our business activities and products, and to operate sustainably.

Chromalox provides products, systems and service solutions that not only enhance our customers businesses, but also lessen their environmental impacts, through improved energy efficiency and increased industrial productivity. we recognize the need to minimize our environmental impacts through managing our energy consumption, with the aim of reducing our CO2e emissions intensity; managing the production and disposal of effluent and waste; and reducing water use.

Chromalox Temperature Products

Heat Trace

Manufacturers who must keep product flowing need a heat trace partner they can trust. That’s why so many count on Chromalox for the right mix of application engineering, products and site services for their Process Temperature Maintenance, Freeze Protection, and Winterization needs.

Chromalox heat trace cable

The Chromalox heat trace cable line includes cables suitable for process maintenance, pipe and vessel freeze protection and roof and gutter de-icing applications.  With this wide variety of heat trace cables available Chromalox can design systems for the most demanding and complex applications while helping reduce costs, increase sustainability, and decrease risk.

Industrial Controls

Whether you are controlling 1 circuit or 10,000, Chromalox offers best in class engineered solutions for industrial and commercial applications in ordinary or hazardous locations.  Choose from industry leading thermostats, controllers, distribution systems or our powerful Supervisory Control Software to solve your most demanding Heat Trace application needs.

Industrial Connection Kits

Chromalox offers a full line of connection kits and accessories, to cover pipe and tank freeze protection, pipe and tank process maintenance, freeze protection of fire sprinkler piping, roof and gutter de-icing, embedded snow melting, frost heave prevention, hot water temperature maintenance and floor warming systems. Installation Kits and Accessories include all of the necessary components for power connection, straight or tee splices, and water-resistant end seal terminations for heat tracing systems. The connection kits and accessories are third party approved for ordinary and hazardous areas and are designed for fast, easy installation and safe, reliable operation.

Attachment Tape

Heating cable installation accessories, fiberglass tape, and aluminum tape.

Light Commercial and Heat Trace

Heating Cable Installation Kits and Accessories for Light Commercial and Residential Applications

Industrial Heaters & Systems

From high temperature gas heating to reboilers to superheated steam to super-critical water processing, Chromalox has your process heating solution. Customers around the world count on our process heating engineering experience, site service acumen, and superior products.

Process Heaters

Chromalox Process Heaters are tailored to meet customers’ unique needs.  Products are engineered to provide precise process temperature control and built with quality to operate for decades in service.  Immersion and Circulation heaters can be adapted to match any heating need with liquid or gas.  Common applications include, crude oil, acidic solutions, potable water, steam, industrial, hydrocarbons, hydrogen, oxygen, and superheated air.

Packed Process Skids

Many process lines are currently built using modular components referred to as skid packages.  Chromalox can provide a complete skidded framework with all associated components such as electric process heaters, SCR/thyristor and contactor power control systems, associated piping and spool pieces, valves, temperature measurement, sensors, instrumentation, PLC or DIN controllers, filtration, shell and tube heat exchangers, separators, and expansion or accumulator tanks.

Fuel Gas Conditioning Systems

Chromalox leverages its experience from decades of manufacturing custom process heaters for the Power Generation industry to design and build the best fuel gas conditioning systems available.  Unlike most fabricators and packagers who utilize purchased parts and basically assemble their systems, Chromalox is completely vertically integrated to provide you with the best quality and performance.

Our factories build the fuel gas conditioning systems from the ground up, guaranteeing quality materials and workmanship from the singular tubular heating element and power controllers, through the piping, pressure vessels, and instrumentation, all the way up to the completely integrated package.

Steam Super heaters

Chromalox leverages its vast experience of manufacturing boilers, vaporizers, and process heaters for water, steam, and other fluids to design and build the best steam superheating systems available. We manufacture all of the major mechanical and electric components of a steam system and perform all skid design and manufacturing in-house.  Nobody in the world can produce such integrated systems while maintaining the quality, performance, and cost structure that Chromalox can provide to our customers.

Chromalox circulation and Immersion Heaters

Chromalox circulation heaters are packaged units consisting of a screwplug or flanged immersion heater mounted in a thermally insulated heating chamber for efficient heating of a flowing medium by in-line or side-arm operation. Thermocouple sensors can be provided to connect to most any controller. Select from many terminal enclosures, sheath and vessel materials, flanged connections, and controls. Many models in stock.

Component Technologies

Every heating challenge is unique. A true partner has the breadth of solutions to fit your needs. That’s why we offer the industry’s most comprehensive offering of component heaters and controls. Our experienced engineers will work with you to provide a complete thermal solution for your unique application.

Tubular heaters

Tubular heating elements perform exceptional heat transfer by conduction, convection or radiation to heat liquids, air, gases and surfaces. In most heater assemblies, tubular element design configurations vary — round, triangular, flat press and formed. Bends are made to customer requirements Custom built from 0.200″ to 0.475″ diameters, a multitude of sheath materials with sheath temperature capabilities up to 1600°F, watt densities to fit many applications and up to 600 volts. Available with over 20 optional terminations and many stocked accessories.

Inned Tubular and Strip Heaters

Finstrip® and Fintube® heaters are ideal for OEMs and Users for heating air or gases. Superior to open coil elements, the heating coil is completely encased in a metal sheath. This minimizes a shock hazard due to accidental contact with the heater and makes the heater more rugged.

The sheath also makes these elements ideal for applications with vibration.The Finstrip® heater is also ideal for anti-condensation heating of control panels and vibrating equipment like motors or generators. The Fintube® heater is capable of being formed into various configurations to fit almost anywhere and are often ganged together to form banks of heaters. Both heaters come with an array of mounting options and terminations.