Chromalox, Pittsburgh, Pa., introduced its newest circulation heater product.
The new CCX model line is uniquely designed to handle high-pressure applications up to 7500 psi. The heating elements are directly set in an aluminum casting, which allows efficient heat transfer. In addition, the process media are completely isolated from the elements, eliminating potential concerns for excessive hot spots, sheath corrosion or process leakage. And, the marine grade casting is suitable for salt-laden environments such as offshore platforms. Lastly, the unit has an explosion-proof terminal enclosure option rated IECex and ATEX.
The CCX heater is primarily targeted for high-pressure seals, along with similar usage in compressors, turbines or other rotating equipment as well as heating gases prior to pressure reduction valves to avoid freezing or condensation buildup.