There have been many variations of the tube plug over the years in an effort to achieve maximum sealing area and to control the method in which it is installed. While each of these plugs are still commonly used today, they were designed to overcome various challenges operators have had over the years.
Selecting The Correct Tube Plug Material Not having a compatible tube plug material can result in leaks, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost production and revenue. When plugging a “leaker” (leaking [...]
When it comes to selecting a tube plug, there are a variety of options and factors to consider: application, material, and the ID of the tube. The three main types of tube plugs offered are one-piece, two-piece, and mechanical.
One of the most overlooked best practices for plugging a tube is to vent the tube beforehand. Tube venting is a process by which a small puncture is made inside of the tube, releasing any pressure or chemicals that may be trapped inside.