Collet Tube Pullers
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
Pulling Capacity: Up to 25 Tons
Pulling Stroke: 6.00″ (152.4mm)
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
Pulling Capacity: 6 Ton
Stroke: 3" (76.0mm)
Pulling Stroke: 2.25" (57.2mm)
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.
5 Tips For Easier Air Cooler Maintenance
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.
Tips For Removing Welded Boiler Tubes
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.
The Science Of Tube Cutting
Geometry, materials, coatings, and application all influence the performance and life of a cutting blade. In order for it to perform well, it needs to be designed to work in a certain application. Using the incorrect cutting blade will reduce tool life and negatively impact cutting performance.
Increasing Spear Longevity and Productivity
To pull tubes using a tube puller and spears, one of the first steps is to “set” the spear in the tube. This process is done by threading the spear into the tube ID with an impact wrench or by hand.
How To Select The Right Tube Puller
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.