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ExpanTek TH Ball Expansion Systems - Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

ExpanTek® TH Ball Expansion Systems - Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

The ExpanTek® Triplex-Hydro Ball Expansion System is designed specifically for mechanical tube expansion applications. The ball expander process uses water pressure to force a ball through the inside of the tube, thus expanding tube to the desired diameter. The amount of expansion that takes place is related to the ball diameter and thickness of the tube wall. This method is used for straight length tubes where one operator performs the expansion.

The TH Ball Expansion System expands tubing reliably and efficiently. Using an ExpanTek® Model 22 Series Ball Expansion Tool, the operator places a projectile like a chrome steel ball into the tube. Then positions the expansion tool over the tube end and starts the system pressure cycle. High-pressure water is directed behind the ball, forcing it down the length of the tube. The pressure quickly drops when the ball clears the tube allowing the ball to exit the tube at a low velocity for easy capture. No additional setup is required to expand different tube configurations on coils, as each tube is expanded individually.

Contact Airmo for special expansion system configurations.

Features
Airmo Logo Maximum Pressure: Working pressure up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)
Airmo Logo Flow Rate: 3.6 gpm (13.6 lpm)
Airmo Logo Temperature: 32° F to 120° F (0° C to 49° C)
Airmo Logo Electrical: Tailored to type of electrical service used
Airmo Logo Control Options: Foot pedal or tool trigger switch
Airmo Logo Services: Water
Airmo Logo Cycle Time: 2 to 5 seconds
Airmo Logo Operator Interface: Adjust and monitor system functions on control panel
Airmo Logo Operation: High-pressure water forces a single ball down one tube at a time
Airmo Logo No Setup Required: For various tube sheet patterns
Airmo Logo Construction: Skid-mounted, steel frame
Airmo Logo Options: Dual station pressure systems available with other pressures and flow rates

Adobe PDF TH Ball Expansion Systems.pdf

Adobe PDF ExpanTek® Product Line Card.pdf

 

Applications

The ExpanTek® TH Ball Expansion System is used in a variety of straight tube expansion applications.

  • Boiler tube liners
  • Condenser coils
  • Evaporator coils
  • Fin/tube bonding

 

ExpanTek® Custom TH Ball Expansion Systems - Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

ExpanTek® Custom TH Ball Expansion Systems - Pressures up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

 

ExpanTek® Ball Expansion Tools

ExpanTek® Model 22 Series Ball Expansion Tools - Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

 

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