Elliott’s hydraulic pumps are used to power the Collet Style Tube Tugger, Cyclegrip Semi-Continuous Puller, Tube Tuggers, and Stub Tugger. The hydraulic pumps’ compact design is ideal for use in confined work areas.
Maximum Pressure: 5,000 or 10,000 PSI
Power Source: Electric 110V or 220V, Pneumatic, or Manual
Elliott’s Cyclgrip Semi-Continuous Tube Puller is an engineered product that continuously pulls chiller, heat exchanger, and condenser tubes after the tubes have been pulled free from the tube sheet, making it the ideal companion for the Collet Style Tube Tugger.
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.
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.
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.