What’s The Deal With SA-105?


Welding has become fairly common practice in pressure vessel fabrication and maintenance. From tube ends to plugs, welding can provide additional strength or sealing coverage if done correctly. When it comes to tube plugging, many customers are facing questions about plug materials and special requirements to ensure vessel specifications are met. In this article we will discuss the changes to the ASME code, material types and nomenclature, and impacts to the welding process.

What’s The Deal With SA-105?2023-02-07T16:17:07-05:00

Overcoming Challenges When Expanding Small Tubes


Tube expansion can be challenging regardless of the application. From inconsistent wall thicknesses to exotic materials, a lot of factors can influence the quality of an expansion. In smaller applications, there can be some additional complexity to the process which makes choosing the right expander more critical.

Overcoming Challenges When Expanding Small Tubes2023-02-02T10:43:32-05:00

3 Tips For Optimal Pneumatic Tool Performance


Pneumatic tools are utilized in a variety of tube tool applications from expansion to cleaning. While the power source is often determined based on operator preference, there are some applications where air may be required or preferred over electric. However, to get the best life and performance out of pneumatic tooling, it’s important that the quality of air and the amount used is regulated correctly.

3 Tips For Optimal Pneumatic Tool Performance2023-02-02T10:45:09-05:00

Best Practices for Removing Boiler Tubes


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 Tubes2023-02-02T10:15:24-05:00

Overcoming Space Constraints In Boiler Tube Maintenance


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

Elliott Receives Inaugural Excellence In Boiler Innovation Award


Vienna, VA – April 27, 2022 – ABMA is excited to share that Elliott Tool Technologies, Nationwide Boiler and WARE are the inaugural recipients of the Excellence in Boiler Innovation (EBI) Awards that were presented at BOILER 2022.

Elliott Receives Inaugural Excellence In Boiler Innovation Award2022-06-13T12:50:17-05:00
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