FV - Calvane™ Heater Specialty 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. These heaters are used primarily in natural and forced convection heating applications, such as aircraft and transit car comfort heating. They are ideal for installations that require size and weight control, where heater sheath temperatures below 316°C (600°F) can be maintained.


  • Rapid start-up and cool down periods
  • No magnetic noise
  • Provides resistance to shock and vibration damage
  • Low watt density

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Available in three configurations to satisfy a range of installation requirements: plain fins for field modification to accommodate user installed hardware; with holes/slots in the fins; and mounted on back plates
Patented Calvane™ heating element with aluminum sheath and integrally extruded fins for an extended heat transfer surface
Nickel chromium resistance wire or ribbon and high grade magnesium oxide insulation combine to provide maximum life expectancy
Lengths available up to 120" (3048 mm); two standard widths of 2.25" (37 mm) and 3.25" (83 mm) available
Extended heat transfer area of 5 sq. in/in on the 2.25" (57 mm) width and 7 sq. in/in on the 3.25" (83 mm) width
Standard unit voltage of 120V; standard units rated at 250 W/ft
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