All hydraulic functions are remotely controlled for increased safety of the operator. A further object of this invention is to provide a compact self-contained portable tube bundle extractor which can be maneuvered expeditiously into engagement with the shell of any one of several heat exchangers of various diameters placed at respective various elevations above the ground and which can be operated by a single operator to detachably connect the tube bundle extractor to the shell and extract the tube bundle therefrom. Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers. The connector pins project axially toward the shell of the heat exchanger. Chillers — Just as fin fans utilize air as their cooling medium in heat exchangers, chillers utilize water.
Stud Tensioning — Stud tensioning is similar to bolt torquing in that it is a process of fastening and securing stud bolts in the exchanger in order to prevent leakage. The combination of our Safety, Quality and Productivity performance combined with our expertise and innovative, automated equipment ensures that we are the most efficient team in the industry, resulting in labour savings over 30%. A flexible hose 28 2 is wound on the reel and conducts the air to a connecting means within the box 286, mounted on the side of carriage as, where the flexible hose is connected to the exterior conduit 233 which leads to the air motor 1%. However, due to the weight of the apparatus and of the bundle itself, the apparatus must anyhow be blocked onto the ground, and this makes the alignment particularly cumbersome, often causing a repeated ground positioning and disengaging of the apparatus, each time involving the vehicle carrying the apparatus to realise even minor adjustments. Due to the use of a pulley hook mechanism and 2 butt plates which are clamped against the extractors shell, the massive power of 45,000 kgs.
Such frameworks, although costly to install and used only periodically, were found necessary to provide proper support for the tube bundle when it was withdrawn from its shell for servicing. This new position of the carriage is at the opposite limit of the stroke of the forceexerting mechanism and when this position is attained, the air pressure automatically is removed from the cylinder 244 and a spring 248 retracts the roller to lower the upper bearing shoes of the carriage into contact with the upper bearing surface of the beam. The reason for its high importance is because a heat exchanger is equipment that is designed to efficiently transfer heat. This machine is the result of technological development of the overhead axtractor and works without a crane truck. As for the preceding embodiments, the apparatus 1 further comprises means for the longitudinal and transversal motion of the guide frame 7 with respect to the supports 8.
However, the spring permits the lever to be swung clear of the projection 534 when the nut538 traverses this portion of the shaft. Nothing contained on the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our marks displayed on the Site without our prior express written permission. Heat exchanger tubes are generally splined or fluted to increase surface enhancement or liquid surface tension reduction. Likewise, a roller as represented by the roller 526 is' positioned at each of the four corners of the lower portion of the carriage to contact the corresponding edge of the lower hear ing surface 528 of the beam. Poor choice of tube material could result in a leak through a tube between the shell and tube sides causing fluid cross-contamination and possibly loss of pressure. Condensers — Condensers are a vital part of heat exchangers.
The technical problem to be solved by the present invention is that of providing an apparatus allowing to overcome the drawbacks hereto mentioned with reference to the known art. The beam supports a movable carriage which is connected to the separable tube bundle and through which force can be exerted upon the tube bundle to extract it from or insert it into its shell. Each element 86 supports a respective transverse pin 88 upon which is pivotally mounted a clevis 90 to which is rigidly afiixed a respective connector pin 2. Thus the forces acting on the long shaft member 5% are always tension forces regardless of the direction of movement of the tube bundle. Since this is often done during a turnaround or shut down it needs to be done quickly and efficiently to minimize the amount of downtime required. Like any mechanical innovation, it has undergone subtle, but significant, improvements in its performance and adaptability over time. Peinemann equipment specializes in aerial tube bundle and their control systems ensure customer satisfaction.
According to the possibility of the blocked line, hydro-jetting will solve the problem and thereafter routine maintenance will make the line funtioning properly. The sling is disposed parallel to the threaded shafts 446 and 448 and displaced over the roller 462 and thence in parallel alignment with itself back across the frame and over the roller 464. The camrning block 322 passes through a channel 323 in the body of the carriage projection 192 as the rod 2E8 moves longitudinally relative to the carriage. The valve 2% is connected by a conduit 294, which passes through the center of the beam, with a flexible hose 2% on the reel 293, and the flexible hose conducts the air to a connect-or within the junction box 39% which is mounted on the side of the carriage 68. Heat exchanger Tube Bundle Extractor With Aerial Tube Bundle Extractor, Truck Mounted Bundle Extractor and Bundle Transporter, we are able to extract, transport and re-insert bundles without having to use the usual straps and steel cables that would damage the bundles during such work. Due to the use of a pulling hook mechanism, the massive power of up to 40,000 kgf is compensated against the shell flange, removing the risk of damage to our clients' expensive assets.
A tube bundle extract-or comprising a beam having top and bottom bearing surfaces, a carriage mounted on said beam for movement along said beam, a first bearing surface on said carriage in slidable engagement with one of said surfaces of said beam, a second bearing surface on said carriage complementary to and having an idle position in spaced apart relationship from the other of said bearing surfaces of said beam, an adjustable first roller means secured to said carriage and positioned to be extended to bear against said one bearing surface of said beam :to displace said first bearing surface of said carriage from engagement with said one bearing surface of said beam and to be retracted, means to selectively extend and retract said roller means, adjustable second roller means on said carriage and positioned to bear against said other bearing surface of said beam when said first roller means is extended into contact with said one bearing surface of said beam, a force-exerting means for connecting said carriage to a separable tube bundle to exert a force on and between said carriage and said tube bundle in a direction substantially parallel to said beam and laterally displaced from the longitudinal axis thereof, said force-exerting mean operating to move said carriage along said beam when said first roller means is extended into con-tact with said one surface of said beam and said force-exerting means operating to rock said carriage relative to said beam to engage in frictional contact said first and said second bearing surfaces of said carriage with the complementary said top and said bottom bearing surfaces of said beam when said first roller means is retracted. Thus, when air pressure is directed into the cylinder 244, the carriage will be stably supported entirely by the four rollers. There are very few companies who make these bundle extractors, with even fewer operating in Australia. They are also often used to carry hot tubeside fluid. What follows is a more in-depth look at our exchanger services.
This is achieved utilising a fulltime safety management team to provide internationally recognized and respected safety training programs and systems. Easy to use in small spaces, the extractor can handle almost any horizontal bundle with all hydraulic functions remotely controlled for optimal operator safety. Thus, in subsequent operations, when the shaft 104 is rotated to swing the arms 70 and 72 toward or away from each other to accommodate heat exchanger shells of lesser or greater diameter, the connector pins automatically will be in a position to establish the connected end of the tube bundle extractor frame precisely. A tube bundle extractor wherein a longitudinal frame is used which is secured at one end to the shell of a heat exchanger containing a separable tube bundle and extends axially relative thereto and wherein a force-exerting means is connected between the said frame and the tube bundle within the said shell to exert a force between the said frame. This mounting permits the nut to-move in its support to follow irregularities of alignment of the shaft 5%. In preparing the heat exchanger for having the separable tube bundle removed from its shell, the fixed end tube sheet is unbolted from the shell flange 130 and plates 132 and 134 are bolted to the flange face. Using a wireless remote, a single operator is able to control a lifter from a safe distance.
Less costly Tube bundle can be cleaned manually or chemically Provides maximum heat transfer surface per given shell and tube size. The entire process is planned and executed by managers and field service teams that lead the industry in experience and skills. Fin Fans — Fin fans are utilized as part of an air cooling system in heat exchangers. A tube bundle extractor in accordance with claim 3 wherein said force-exerting means operates on said cartriage when applying an axially directed force above a predetermined amount to said tube bundle and causes said carriage to rock and to bind against and engage said trolley beam with sufficient frictional force to prevent longitudinal movement of said carriage relative to said trolley beam. The space between the two tubes is filled with a sealing liquid. In many processes, such as an oil refinery, for example, the tubes after a period of time have deposits built up in or upon them which affect the heat transferring function of the heat exchanger.
Any leaks in the bank of tubes are indicated at once by the pressure switches. It will be apparent that when hydraulic fluid is forced into the inside of the lower end of the cylindrical sleeve 3% the frame of the sling carriage 6% will be elevated relative to the beam. As described hereinbefore, such an adjustment is made by operating the hydraulic pump 418 on the sling carriage to raise or lower the tube bundle as required. That's why we are dedicated to providing the world with the refrigeration and gas compression technology required for today and tomorrow. The tube bundle extractor has an elongated frame, the principal member of which is a single beam 50. The shafts are connected together at one end by a chain drive 454 which cooperates with a handwheel 455 to cause the shafts to be rotated manually in synchronism. Pursuant to the present invention, the tube bundle extractor comprises a compact assemblage which includes a beam which can be detachably connected at one end to the shell of the heat exchanger.