Tube Testers


Get all your tube leak tester supplies all in one place. Elliott offers high-quality vacuum test guns, pressure test guns, prep brushes, and tube plugs to help you test and plug tubes quickly.

RECON Series 1500 Vacuum Test Guns

RECON Series 1500

Vacuum Test Guns

Operating the RECON 1500 Tube Leak Test Gun is simple. With the air supply connected, plug one tube end with the test gun and the other end with the T-Handle Plugging Tool. Press the lever trigger and the Venturi System quickly and efficiently evacuates the tube. Then monitor the gauge for loss of vacuum, which indicates a tube leak.

  • Tube Size: 0.280” to 2.456” (7.1 – 62.4mm) ID

  • Type: Vacuum Test Gun

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RECON Series 1250 & 2500 Pressure Test Guns

RECON Series 1250 & 2500

Pressure Test Guns

The RECON 1250 and 2500 are simple to operate. Connect the air supply, insert the seals into both sides of the tube ends and pressurize the tubes. Then monitor the gauges for drops in air pressure, which indicate a tube leak.

  • Tube Size: 0.500” to 2.500 (12.7 – 63.5mm) OD

  • Type: Pressure Test Gun

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Suggested Articles

When To Retube or Replace

To get the best performance out of a vessel it’s important that it maintains necessary operating capacity. While there are several preventative maintenance procedures that can prolong the life of the vessel, eventually a decision on retubing or replacing the unit will need to be made.

Installing Mechanical Tube Plugs

When needing to use and install mechanical tube plugs, having the correct tools for the job can make it easier and quicker to get the job. Below are step by step instructions to help overcome this challenge.

What’s The Deal With SA-105?

Welding has become fairly common practice in pressure vessel fabrication and maintenance. From tube ends to plugs, welding can provide additional strength or sealing coverage if done correctly. When it comes to tube plugging, many customers are facing questions about plug materials and special requirements to ensure vessel specifications are met. In this article we will discuss the changes to the ASME code, material types and nomenclature, and impacts to the welding process.

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.

The Evolution Of The Tube Plug

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.