Tube Installation

 

When it comes to tube installation, Elliott offers a wide range of supplies. From tube expanders, rolling motors, end prep tools, lubricants, and more, Elliott has what you need to get the job done.

Tube Expanders

As the original tube tool company, Elliott invented and perfected the tube expander. Elliott manufactures tube expanders for many applications including condensers, chillers, heat exchangers, firetube and watertube boilers, and sugar vacuum pans.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 4.000" (6.4 -101.6mm) OD

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Tube Rolling Motors

Elliott has a full line of tube rolling equipment to suit your application needs. Elliott has both electric and pneumatic tube rolling motors that work powerfully to expand tubes in the most demanding applications.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 6.000" (6.4 - 152mm) OD

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Assisted Tube Rolling Systems

Elliott offers 4 different assisted tube rolling systems: Table Hawk, Rapid Hawk Electric, Rapid Hawk Hybrid, and the Monster Hawk. Each system comes equipped with a variety of features to suit a specific industry application.

  • Tube Size: 0.25" to 3.00" (6.35 - 76.2mm) OD

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Tube Hole Gauges

Elliott’s Tube Hole Gauges make it easy to accurately measure tube IDs and tube sheet holes found in vessels such as heat exchangers, chillers, and surface condensers.

  • Tube Size: 0.375” to 2.000” (9.5 – 51.0mm) OD

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Grooving (Serrating) Tools

Elliott’s GT Series Grooving Tools, also known as Serrating Tools, can be used manually to clean up existing grooves or can be used in milling or drilling equipment for OEM tube sheet thicknesses of 3/8” (9.5mm) through 2-1/8” (54.0mm).

  • Tube Size: 0.375" to 3.000" (9.5 - 76.2mm) OD

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Tube End Facers

Elliott’s ETF Series Tube End Facers are ideal for trimming heat exchanger, condenser, and chiller tubes to a specific tube projection after tube expansion.

  • Tube Size: 0.375" to 1.500" (9.5 - 38.1mm) OD

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Tube Pilots

Elliott’s Tube Pilots, also known as Tube Guides, are used to pilot replacement tubes through tube sheets and tube support plates that are commonly found in heat exchangers and surface condensers.

  • Tube Size: 0.500” to 1.500” (12.7 – 38.1mm) OD

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Electric Torque Controller

Elliott’s ELC110220 is the first torque control with an Embedded Logic Controller that senses and is compatible with both 110V or 220V automatic, and manual reverse rolling motors.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 3.000" (6.4 - 76.2mm) OD

  • Voltage: 110V to 240V

  • Languages: English or Spanish

  • Compatibility: Elliott’s 99 Series Electric Rolling Motors (other electric motors with optional adapters)

  • Auto-Reverse

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Tube Sheet Hole Brushes

Elliott’s Tube Sheet Hole Brushes clean and remove hard deposits from tube sheets and support plate holes in surface condensers and heat exchangers.

  • Tube Size: 0.250” to 1.250” (6.4 – 31.8mm) OD

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Hand Hole Seat Grinder

Elliott’s Hand Hole Seat Grinder is air-powered, light, easy to handle, and precision-engineered to reface boiler header seats.

  • Seat Width: 0.187" to 0.656" (4.8 - 16.7mm)

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Pneumatic Hammer

Elliott's Pneumatic Hammer is the recommended tool for removing tube stubs in heat exchangers or beading tubes in firetube boilers.

  • Tube Size: 0.250" to 3.000" (6.4 - 50.8mm) OD

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Tool Lubricants

Elliott’s Lubricants are engineered to provide the best lubrication in tube rolling and roll beading applications. They will provide time and tool savings compared to commonly available lubricants.

  • Paste Lubricant

  • Liquid Lubricant

  • Bead Coolant

  • Cutting Oil

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Suggested Articles

The Pre-Expansion Guide: Steps & Tools

It's no secret that tube leaks or failing hydro is a huge headache for organizations. When it comes to tube installation, proper expansion can be the difference between an expensive repair bill and a long-lasting vessel. 

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.

Choosing The Right Rolling Motor

With a wide variety of rolling motors on the market, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. There are several factors to consider when selecting a rolling motor. Power source, torque control, RPM, torque range, and the style of the motor will vary depending on the application.

Rolling Motors & Torque Control

There are two motor power sources that are used for expanding tubes mechanically: electric rolling motors and pneumatic rolling motors. Determining what motor to use for a job will depend on operator preference, availability of electricity or air, and the application.

How To Expand Welded Tubes

Expanding tubes after they have been welded can be frustrating for operators. If not rolled properly, tube material can build up and put stress on the weld. In extreme cases the tube material can build up so much that the expander can get stuck in the tube, delaying the job.

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