Transit Heaters

Transit Heaters

Thermon Process Heating

The Caloritech™ RCH1 Fan-Forced Calvane™ Cab Heater provides efficient and economical comfort heating for transit car use in operator cabs, lavatories and passenger areas. The unit is comprised of six horizontally staggered 333W Calvane™ heaters with a 250 c.f.m. centrifgual fan strategically placed in a brushed aluminum frame.

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Description

RCH1 - Fan-Forced Electric Calvane™ Cab Heater
Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • lightweight at 6.35 kg
  • quiet operation
  • low profile, with a depth of 152 cm
  • rated 208V, 3 phase, 60hz, 2 kW
RCH2 - Fan-Forced Electric Open Coil Cab Heater

The Caloritech™ RCH2 Fan-Forced Electric Open Coil Cab Heater provides efficient and economical comfort heating for transit car use in operator cabs, lavatories and passenger areas. The unit features a speed-controlled fan, a 500W open coil element and a 1000W open coil element.

RCH3 - Fan-Forced Electric Tubular Element Cab Heater

The Caloritech™ Fan-Forced Electric Tubular Element Cab Heater consists of a single entry axial flow fan that forces air over tubular elements. An automatic reset thermal cutout acts as the primary protector. In this design, the fan and the elements operate on 480V while the controls function on a separate 120V feed.

PXFT - Natural Convection Heater

The Caloritech™ PXFT Natural Convection Heater is engineered to provide freeze protection inside an enclosure or wall containing water pipes or electrical instrumentation. It is approved for mounting horizontally or vertically on the floor or lower wall of the enclosure. Standard units come equipped with a built-in thermostat. Units without the thermostat are also available on special order.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • high surface area aluminum heat emitter eliminates the need for a fan while providing low radiation and high convection heating
  • thermostat rating of 25A at 240V, S.P.S.T.; thermostat is adjustable from 30°F to 120°F (0°C to 50°C)
  • movable bracket allows floor or wall mounting, with terminal box on the left, right, top or bottom
  • available in a range of standard wattages, from 50W to 600W; higher wattages may be available upon request (check factory for availability)
  • wire guards are standard on units with wattages of 300W or higher; wire guards are optional on units with wattages 200W or lower
  • available standard voltages of 120V and 240V
  • unit lengths range from 8 3/8″ to 28 1/2″ (213 to 724 mm)
  • surface temperatures range from 100°C (212°F) to 210°C (410°F), depending on wattage
  • cCSAus approved; GOST approved for global markets

GOST-RC-CSA-USCSACRU

PH - Fan-Forced Enclosure Heater

Caloritech™ PH Fan-Forced Enclosure Heaters are designed to control the environment within enclosures by maintaining a stable temperature. The effects of low temperatures, such as corrosion, freezing or condensation, will adversely affect the components inside control panels. The Enclosure Heater provides an optimal performance environment for the critical components contained within the control panel.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • light weight
  • low maintenance
  • aluminum alloy outer casing
  • externally adjustable thermostat -18°C to 38°C (0°F to 100°F)
  • high temperature safety protection
  • fan on/auto switch to prolong motor life
  • terminal strip provides quick installation and accepts both stranded and solid wire
  • optional DIN rail mounts available
  • CSA & C/US approved; GOST approved for global markets

GOST-RC-CSA-USCSACRU

DFF - Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater (Finned Tubular Calrod® type* Elements)

The Caloritech™ DFF Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater is designed for operation with a primary HVAC system. Finned tubular (Calrod® type*) elements are positioned in a metal fabricated frame generally designed for removal during servicing without disturbing the heater frame. Elements are rigidly braced to minimize vibrations.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • fully protected against mechanical shock, vibration or breakage
  • completely encased resistance wire that will not sag, oxidize or deteriorate
  • coiled alloy resistor wire is centered and permanently encased within highly compacted magnesium oxide, surrounded by a steel sheath
DFF - Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater (Finned Tubular Calrod® type* Elements)

The Caloritech™ DFF Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater is designed for operation with a primary HVAC system. Finned tubular (Calrod® type*) elements are positioned in a metal fabricated frame generally designed for removal during servicing without disturbing the heater frame. Elements are rigidly braced to minimize vibrations.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • fully protected against mechanical shock, vibration or breakage
  • completely encased resistance wire that will not sag, oxidize or deteriorate
  • coiled alloy resistor wire is centered and permanently encased within highly compacted magnesium oxide, surrounded by a steel sheath
DIF - Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater (Non-Finned Tubular Elements - Calrod® type*)

The Caloritech™ DIF Tubular Overhead HVAC Heater is designed for operation with a primary HVAC system. Non-finned tubular (Calrod® type*) elements are positioned in a metal fabricated frame generally designed for removal during servicing without disturbing the heater frame. Elements are rigidly braced to minimize vibrations.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • fully protected against mechanical shock, vibration or breakage
  • completely encased resistance wire that will not sag, oxidize or deteriorate
  • coiled alloy resistor wire is centered and permanently encased within highly compacted magnesium oxide, surrounded by a steel sheath
DOF - Open Coil Overhead HVAC Heater

The Caloritech™ DOF Open Coil Overhead HVAC Heater is designed for operation with a primary HVAC system. The unit is made from helical wound high grade nickel chromium resistant wires supported by interlocking ceramic insulators with four times the creepage distance between terminal and ground.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • static pressure drop through open coil is very low, reducing fan horsepower requirements
  • low element mass yields relatively small amounts of residual heat on fan shut down, reducing heat effect on surrounding material
CX Screwplug Immersion Heater

The Caloritech™ CX Screwplug Immersion Heater is used primarily to heat water in tanks through natural convection currents. Typical heaters have standard 1″-21/2″ NPT tapered plugs. Other sizes or plugs are available on special order. All thermostat equipped screwplug heaters with moisture or explosion-proof housings feature a convenient terminal block mounted to a slide out trolley.

Threshold Heater (CALBAR™)

The Caloritech™ CALBAR™ Threshold Heater uses the unique CALBAR™ heating element. The flat cross section of the CALBAR™ ensures maximum heat transfer to the threshold. Threshold heaters are hermetically sealed. Customized designs and mounting hardware allow adaptation to existing thresholds. Alternatively, CALBAR™ heaters can be factory-installed in threshold extrusions.

FV - Transit Car Floor Calvane™ Heater

The Caloritech™ FV Calvane™ Heater is a compact, lightweight and economical electrical heating source that features durable Calrod® type* construction for easy, efficient installation and long life. Lengths up to 120″ can be factory mounted to stainless steel sub panels, ready for easy and immediate installation into the transit car floor. These lengths reduce the number of field interconnections and allow series-connected elements to be powered at car ends or mid-car, minimizing assembly and wiring costs during car building.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • extremely lightweight; Calvane™ element weight is approximately 25% of steel case strip heater weight, at only 0.2 to 0.3 lbs per foot
  • lengths available up to 120″; two standard widths of 2.25″ and 3.25″ available
  • more even heat output, resulting in lower casing temperatures than steel case strip heaters in similar applications
  • low watt density
  • rapid start-up and cool down periods
  • no magnetic noise
  • low pressure drop
  • provides resistance to shock and vibration damage
  • easily isolated for high voltage applications
  • for applications with supply voltages in the 600V nominal range, ceramic stand-off insulator systems are available to provide the required creepage and clearance distance for operation at over 240V
RCH4 - Transit Car Fan-Forced Floor Heater

The Caloritech™ RCH4 Fan-Forced Floor Heater is designed for comfort air heating applications in passenger transit cars. The heater is typically mounted underneath passenger seats, and heats by forcing air over open coil elements and discharging the heated air through perforated grilles located along the inner walls of the car.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • open coil elements provide fast thermal response
  • dual axial fans with permanently lubricated ball bearing motor, metal housing and impeller
  • automatic reset high temperature thermal protection
  • thermal fuse protection
  • low noise output
  • shock and vibration tested to IEC61373 standards
  • compact, lightweight design for convenient installation and maintenance
SD - Transit Car Floor Strip Heater

The Caloritech™ SD Transit Car Floor Strip Heater is straight with terminal studs at each end, which is typical of strip heaters designed for transit applications. A high temperature nickle chromium resistance wire is uniformly spaced over the width of the heater embedded in a special refractory material that possesses excellent heat transfer characteristics for demanding railcar environments.

Features & Benefits At A Glance

  • available in chrome, aluminized or rust-resistant steel
  • controlled coil process and placement assures uniform heat distribution over the entire active surface of the heater
  • special refractory material possesses excellent heat transfer characteristics, superior insulation properties and rigid vibration resistance to provide a heavy-duty heating unit
  • slotted mounting tabs allow lineal expansion during initial heat-up period
  • wattage ranges from 100 to 1250 W for the aluminized steel sheath and 100 to 1500 W for the stainless steel sheath, depending on the size of the heater
  • overall length limit of 42 1/2″; effective length limit of 39″
  • rated at 120V or 240V, depending on size; secondary insulators must be used when voltage to ground exceeds 300V
  • high-voltage models rated up to 600V when secondary insulators are used

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