Tube Installation

 

Tube Expanders

As the original tube tool company, Elliott invented and perfected the tube expander. Elliott manufactures tube expanders for many applications including condensers, chillers, heat exchangers, firetube and watertube boilers, and sugar vacuum pans.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 4.000" (6.4 -101.6mm) OD

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Tube Rolling Motors

Elliott has a full line of tube rolling equipment to suit your application needs. Elliott has both electric and pneumatic tube rolling motors that work powerfully to expand tubes in the most demanding applications.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 6.000" (6.4 - 152mm) OD

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Assisted Tube Rolling Systems

Elliott offers 4 different assisted tube rolling systems: Table Hawk, Rapid Hawk Electric, Rapid Hawk Hybrid, and the Monster Hawk. Each system comes equipped with a variety of features to suit a specific industry application.

  • Tube Size: 0.25" to 3.00" (6.35 - 76.2mm) OD

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Tube Hole Gauges

Elliott’s Tube Hole Gauges make it easy to accurately measure tube IDs and tube sheet holes found in vessels such as heat exchangers, chillers, and surface condensers.

  • Tube Size: 0.375” to 2.000” (9.5 – 51.0mm) OD

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Grooving (Serrating) Tools

Elliott’s GT Series Grooving Tools, also known as Serrating Tools, can be used manually to clean up existing grooves or can be used in milling or drilling equipment for OEM tube sheet thicknesses of 3/8” (9.5mm) through 2-1/8” (54.0mm).

  • Tube Size: 0.375" to 3.000" (9.5 - 76.2mm) OD

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Tube End Facers

Elliott’s ETF Series Tube End Facers are ideal for trimming heat exchanger, condenser, and chiller tubes to a specific tube projection after tube expansion.

  • Tube Size: 0.375" to 1.500" (9.5 - 38.1mm) OD

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Tube Pilots

Elliott’s Tube Pilots, also known as Tube Guides, are used to pilot replacement tubes through tube sheets and tube support plates that are commonly found in heat exchangers and surface condensers.

  • Tube Size: 0.500” to 1.500” (12.7 – 38.1mm) OD

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Tube Sheet Hole Brushes

Elliott’s Tube Sheet Hole Brushes clean and remove hard deposits from tube sheets and support plate holes in surface condensers and heat exchangers.

  • Tube Size: 0.250” to 1.250” (6.4 – 31.8mm) OD

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Electric Torque Controller

Elliott’s ELC110220 is the first torque control with an Embedded Logic Controller that senses and is compatible with both 110V or 220V automatic, and manual reverse rolling motors.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 3.000" (6.4 - 76.2mm) OD

  • Voltage: 110V to 240V

  • Languages: English or Spanish

  • Compatibility: Elliott’s 99 Series Electric Rolling Motors (other electric motors with optional adapters)

  • Auto-Reverse

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Hand Hole Seat Grinder

Elliott’s Hand Hole Seat Grinder is air-powered, light, easy to handle, and precision-engineered to reface boiler header seats.

  • Seat Width: 0.187" to 0.656" (4.8 - 16.7mm)

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Pneumatic Hammer

Elliott's Pneumatic Hammer is the recommended tool for removing tube stubs in heat exchangers or beading tubes in firetube boilers.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 3.000" (6.4 - 50.8mm) OD

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Tool Lubricants

Elliott’s Lubricants are engineered to provide the best lubrication in tube rolling and roll beading applications. They will provide time and tool savings compared to commonly available lubricants.

  • Paste Lubricant

  • Liquid Lubricant

  • Bead Coolant

  • Cutting Oil

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Suggested Articles

Get The Best Bead With Proper Set-Up

Single roll beading expanders simultaneously expand and bead the tube ends in firetube boiler applications. This tool accomplishes the creation of a pressure-tight tube-to-tube sheet joint, and a beaded tube end, by utilizing the natural feed force built into the expander to push the beading roll against the end of the tube while expansion is taking place. The successful operation of these expanders can be achieved by following a few simple steps.

Determining Proper Wall Reduction With Tube Material

Knowing how to determine wall reduction is important; however it is equally important to know the characteristics of the popular tubing materials. A simple rule of thumb is the harder the material, the less wall reduction required to obtain a tube joint.

Minimum Vs Average Wall Tubes & Why It Matters

Getting the right tools for your application is critical in order to complete the job right the first time. One of the most overlooked factors when ordering tooling, is determining whether you have minimum wall or average wall tubing.

Best Practices For Expanding Water-Tube Boiler Tubes

The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) develops standards to provide consistency and ensure public safety and reliability. While these codes are not always required, they have been widely adopted and implemented across many industries. As a result, it is important to be knowledgeable and aware of these standards prior to beginning a job.

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