Alfa Laval ACE, located in Broken Arrow, OK, specializes in heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling technology. With a focus on producing quality air coolers for their customers, rolling consistency was of utmost importance. With their current tube rolling method relying heavily on operator feel to regulate the amount of wall reduction, the accuracy of wall reduction was lower than desired. This resulted in too much time spent re-rolling tubes.
The Plant Manager had heard many product claims before from sales people saying how great their product performs. He was a bit skeptical, but agreed to a production trial to see if the results of the product are what Elliott is claiming.
"Elliott’s 24 Series Tube Expanders have incredible tool life. Elliott’s 24 Series is saving me over a thousand dollars per month."
MB Engineering Services is an engineering services company that repairs heat exchangers for the offshore oil and gas industry. When exchangers are shut down, it is MB’s job to carry out the necessary repair work to get the heat exchanger back online as soon as possible.
"We pulled 10 times as many tubes with Elliott's spears, eliminating wasted labor and increasing our production."
"AREVA expects to double the tube removal speed by using the Elliott Cyclgrip tool. Since this tool only requires two people, AREVA can use other personnel more effectively."
Elliott's One-Rev deploys more advanced engineering principles with over 12 key differences that result in a superior product. The One-Rev cutter blade is designed to withstand even the toughest of materials.
"...it would take us two to three days to dismantle heat exchanger bundles. Now we do so in only a few hours, bringing down maintenance costs and safeguarding the health and safety of workers."
CTI’s operators were pleased to find that the Midi-Torq and Maxi-Torq were perfect for their job application. The motors supported the tube OD range, torque range, and production rate required for their work. Additionally, the motors were very durable and reliable, essential for CTI since a large part of their work is performed in the field, all over the world.
Between less tool replacements and faster cycle times, the manufacturer was able to save significant production time by using the 24 Series Expanders.