Elliott’s collet style tube puller is designed to quickly pull tube stubs from tube sheets without damaging the tube sheet hole. Offering the gripping power of a spear with the speed and convenience of a collet.
Tube Size: 0.50″ to 2.50″ (12.7 – 63.5mm)
Type: Tube Puller
Application: Condensers, chillers, heat exchangers, boiler air heaters, and paper mill evaporators
Elliott’s Collet Style Tube Tugger was designed for fast and efficient tube removal in condensers, chiller, and other heat exchangers. With its 6 Ton pulling capacity, the Collet Style Tube Tugger automatically grips, pulls, and releases the tube in a matter of seconds.
Tube Size: 0.625” to 1.000” (15.9 – 25.47mm) OD
Type: Tube Puller
Application: Condensers, chillers, or heat exchangers
Similar to a shell and tube heat exchanger, air coolers are made up of stacked finned tubes with header or water boxes on either end of the vessel. While air cooler maintenance can be challenging, there are a few tips and tricks that can help make the process easier.
Tubes are welded for many different reasons, such as providing additional leak protection or to carry additional load. Although welds can be beneficial while the vessel is in service, it can cause some challenges during the removal process.
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Tube pullers grip and pull the tube out from the tube sheet. There are a variety of tube removal tools available and each one has a specific use. Review the quick guide below to make sure you select the right tool for the job.
When removing tubes from a vessel, one of the most difficult tasks can be removing tube stubs from the tube sheet. Depending upon how long the tube has been in the vessel, in addition to how efficient the initial expansion was, the removal process can be very difficult.