Increase Tool Life On Tough Materials

2024-06-27T12:17:01-05:00

As end users strive for increased heat transfer efficiency, customers are often tasked with building vessels that will withstand heavy use and the test of time. This often results in the use of more wear resistant tube sheet and tube materials, such as Inconel, Hastelloy, and Duplex Stainless Steel. While exotic materials often mean longer tube life, they can take a big toll on expander tool life.

Increase Tool Life On Tough Materials2024-06-27T12:17:01-05:00

Tube Sheet Grooves and How They Impact Expansion

2024-06-28T07:51:23-05:00

Grooved tube sheets are the standard in most shell and tube heat exchanger applications. Providing both leak protection and improving the tube-to-tube sheet joints, grooves play an important role in prolonging the life of a tube and the efficiency of a vessel. However, in few applications where grooves are not required, there can be challenges during the tube expansion process.

Tube Sheet Grooves and How They Impact Expansion2024-06-28T07:51:23-05:00

How To Retube A Locomotive Boiler

2023-12-08T10:03:56-05:00

Historically, many railroad companies used steam locomotives for transportation. Today, most steam locomotives are reserved for private rails, museums, and other charity organizations. As these systems age, they present several unique maintenance challenges that can arise due to the design and location of these units. Understanding the composition of locomotive boilers, as well as the maintenance needs, can make restoration jobs a little bit easier.

How To Retube A Locomotive Boiler2023-12-08T10:03:56-05:00

When To Retube or Replace

2024-03-06T08:50:17-05:00

To get the best performance out of a vessel it’s important that it maintains necessary operating capacity. While there are several preventative maintenance procedures that can prolong the life of the vessel, eventually a decision on retubing or replacing the unit will need to be made.

When To Retube or Replace2024-03-06T08:50:17-05:00

Choosing The Right Tube Puller

2023-07-26T09:41:27-05:00

When it comes to removing tubes, there are many different options to choose from. Hydraulic or automated pulling options can be a great way to speed up the job, reduce tube sheet damage, and improve operator ergonomics. However, before selecting a pulling package, it’s important to consider the vessel type, tube condition, and space constraints

Choosing The Right Tube Puller2023-07-26T09:41:27-05:00

Boiler Tube Removal: How To Create A King Hole

2023-04-11T10:51:24-05:00

With a variety of boiler tube removal methods out there, it can be difficult to determine the best approach for your application. Depending on the amount of expansion, age of the tube, and other wear factors, tubes can be extremely difficult to get out. Removing tubes through a king hole can be an easier method of removal, especially for operators with varying experience levels.

Boiler Tube Removal: How To Create A King Hole2023-04-11T10:51:24-05:00

3 Ways Operator Training Can Benefit Your Organization

2023-03-21T10:14:13-05:00

Training programs can benefit to all organizations, especially, those in competitive markets. From improving operator retention, boosting productivity, and cutting job costs, training is a great investment to ensure your staff is up to date on all the latest industry practices.

3 Ways Operator Training Can Benefit Your Organization2023-03-21T10:14:13-05:00

Best Practices for Removing Boiler Tubes

2023-04-11T10:54:47-05:00

Boiler tube removal can be an extremely difficult process and the method used will vary depending on the application. The amount of expansion, as well as, the age of the tube and whether or not it was welded will all impact the removal process. Despite the challenging nature of removal, there are a few tips that can help make this tough job a little bit easier.

Best Practices for Removing Boiler Tubes2023-04-11T10:54:47-05:00

Overcoming Space Constraints In Boiler Tube Maintenance

2022-08-10T12:58:53-05:00

Confined spaces are one of the most common challenges boilermakers face during tube installation and maintenance. From squeezing into drums, to working in tight utility rooms, space constraints are present in all aspects of the job. In order to get the job done quickly and effectively, it’s important that operators have the proper tooling on hand. Using the wrong tooling can make the job harder and pose safety concerns.

Overcoming Space Constraints In Boiler Tube Maintenance2022-08-10T12:58:53-05:00
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