Mechanical Tube Plugging Solution


Design Goals for an Ideal Plugging System Include:

1. Reliable plug performance over the life of the heat exchanger under the most severe conditions.

2. Simple, quick and reliable plug installation.

  • Plant maintenance personnel should be able to install the plug easily by following a few simple instructions.
  • Correct sizing of the plug must be simple and foolproof.
  • Preparation of the tube, sizing, and installation of the plug should require only a few minutes using simple tools.

3. Plug installation must not cause damage to adjacent tubes no matter what the operator does.

4. The plug must be safe for all maintenance workers.

5. The installed cost of the plug must be lower than explosive or welded plugs.

Pop-A-Plug® Tube Plugs Meet ALL these Requirements!

Pop-A-Plug Tube Plugs are pressure rated up to 7000 PsiG (483 BarG) and conform to ASME PCC-2-2015 (Article 3.12) recommended tube plugging repair methods, offering a permanent mechanical solution to safely seal leaking heat exchanger tubes. Pop-A-Plug Tube Plugs' all metal construction and high pressure capabilities provide a proven solution that maximize uptime. Their hydraulic installation eliminates potential circumferential cracking and other issues associated with welding.

Improve Your Readiness and Eliminate Emergency Shipments!

EST Group's Turnaround Job Box Program provides the product support required during time sensitive outage schedules. Through evaluating the scope of work for all heat exchangers and condensers, EST Group can customize the contents of the Job Box to contain all the tools required for each application. This ensures that every tool will be available the moment it is needed; eliminating expensive emergency shipments and undesirable work schedule extensions.

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