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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
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
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.
Why Should Tubes Be Cleaned Before Testing?
Every tubed vessel requires the surface of the tubes to be clean and scale-free to function efficiently and to ensure accurate testing when searching for tube leaks.
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 tube), it is good practice to use plugs that are the same or a compatible material to the tube in order to meet industry requirements and engineer specifications and avoid galvanic corrosion.