ExpanTek® Model HPS Hydrostatic Pressure Systems
Pressures Up to 30,000 psi (2,068 bar)
The patented ExpanTek® Model HPS Hydrostatic Pressure System uses a method of tube expansion that prefills a tube with water and pressurizes the tube past its yield point, thereby expanding the tube. This technique is used extensively for baseboard heater assemblies and air-conditioning coil production when bonding tubes to fin assemblies. The hydro-expansion process can be used with a variety of tube materials including: copper, stainless steel, CuNi, and titanium.
The ExpanTek® Hydrostatic Pressure System along with ExpanTek® Tube Expansion Tools provide fast, repeatable tube expansion for working pressures up to 30,000 psi (2,068 bar). The tooling grips and seals the tube, even at extreme pressures. To save time, the operator can quickly change tool sizes in less than five seconds without a wrench using NuQuip® Quick Disconnects.
Contact Airmo for customized hydrostatic system configurations to meet your application needs.
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ExpanTek® Product Line Card.pdf
A range of pressure, component, control and enclosure options are available for Airmo Hydrostatic Pressure Systems.
Model HPS System Options
6,000 psi (414 bar)
10,000 psi (689 bar)
20,000 psi (1,379 bar)
30,000 psi (2,068 bar)
Custom pressures considered
Electric fill pump
Adjustable dwell timer
Foot pedal or pendant
The ExpanTek® Model HPS Hydrostatic Pressure System is used in variety of industries for tube expansion, hydrostatic testing, and swaging.
Model HPS System Applications
Boiler tube liners
Finn and tube bonding
Hairpin, straight, or serpentine shapes
Tube-to-plate bonding or fastening
and pneumatic lines
Oil and gas piping
Tube and pipe mills
ExpanTek® Tube Expansion Tools
ExpanTek® Model 30 Series Tube Expansion Tools - Pressures up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)
ExpanTek® Model 35 Series Tube Expansion Tools - Pressures up to 15,000 psi (1,034 bar)
ExpanTek® Model 37 Series Tube Expansion Tools - Pressures up to 20,000 psi (1,379 bar)
ExpanTek® Model 280 Series Tube Expansion Tools - Pressures up to 20,000 psi (1,379 bar)
SelectForm® Swaging Tools
SelectForm® Model 450 Series Swaging Tools - Pressures up to 15,000 psi (1,034 bar)
NuQuip® High-Pressure Accessories
NuQuip® Automatic Air Bleed Valves - Pressures up to 40,000 psi (2,758 bar)
NuQuip® Model QD Series Quick Disconnects - Pressures up to 60,000 psi (4,137 bar)
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