Originally designed around the turn of the millennium to fill an obvious gap in the market, our cab heater incorporates a dual heating arrangement to enable train cabs to be used immediately rather than waiting for the train’s water temperature to get to a level where it is capable of heating the cab. This is important to the train operator who has to provide the driver with agreed working conditions.
With a Griffen Cab Heater installed, the driver is able use the cab immediately. This gives improved train reliability, even more so as the electric part of the heater can be re-activated should there be a problem with the train’s primary water cooling system. This in turn leads to higher profitabilty because of less down-time. Also old units can easily be replaced with new, again, with little down-time.
It is possible to install these heaters into cabs other than trains and they could aslo be converted into a mobile unit using a 110 volt to 24 volt transformer.