MRO Magazine

Small tank heater


April 23, 2012
By PEM Magazine

Chromalox has introduced its newest product line extension, the Small Tank Flange Heater (STFX). Designed primarily for the oil and gas exploration, power generation and chemical industries, Chromalox STFX style units allow heating elements to be changed without draining the tank. Replaceable-style elements can be easily changed by one person with no special tooling required. This is ideal for smaller, critical system storage units that need to remain filled for continuous operation and storage.

The model STFX is offered in multiple designs with varying watt densities which allow it to meet a variety of needs in applications ranging from viscous fluids, such as asphalt or Bunker C oil, to free-flowing oils, such as hydraulic fluids or lube oil. The small tank heater can also be used for water, and water/glycol or acidic mixtures as well as fire water storage and freeze protection. It is compliant with API-614 standards and is CSA certified.

The STFX is available in a variety of standard designs for the most common applications.  Each unit is equipped with a type J thermocouple for over temperature sensing on the pipe wall.  Each design can be matched with a corresponding control panel to ensure seamless operation.