Thermo International’s highly successful tube replacement solution is designed for the systems used by many US power plants, where water is forced through heated tubing systems. These tubes degrade over time and must be replaced for both safety and efficiency.
More information can be found athttps://thermointernational.com/2022/11/18/how-to-use-an-induction-heating-machine-to-easily-remove-worn-out-boiler-tubes/
This new process for replacing the worn-out boiler tubes will save utility businesses time and money during a period of increased pressure on energy providers to keep costs low for the consumer.
Previously, highly-skilled technicians would use cutting torches and chisels to painstakingly remove the worn-out tube sections in power plants by hand, explained Thermo International. This often resulted in damage to surrounding tubes, sheeting and machinery, which would need to be repaired prior to fitting the new tube sections, resulting in costly delays.
Thermo International’s innovative solution, however, uses a portable induction machine to rapidly heat the damaged tube section from within. Unable to expand, the tube collapses and is safely removed without the need for any manual cutting. A new tube can then be fitted and plant operations restored much more quickly.
Induction heating is the process of heating an electrically conductive material, such as metal, to expand, forge, soften or strengthen the material, depending on the manufacturer’s intentions. This quick, energy-efficient heating method is applied in a variety of industrial settings, including in the manufacture of wind turbines and other energy-producing systems across the US.
The new tube replacement process has been added to Thermo International’s extensive aftercare and maintenance services.
“Thermo International not only supplies the best induction heating machines on the market, but also provides excellent aftermarket service,” said one satisfied customer. “Any troubleshooting is always promptly replied to and the onsite service is also exceptional. I would gladly recommend them for all induction heating parts and services.”
About Thermo International Services
Based in New Jersey, Thermo International is a leading American engineering & manufacturing firm which provides state-of-the-art induction heating technology in heat treatment products. Specializing in induction heating and relieving stress in steel and power generation, the company has affiliates in Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.
Further details are available at https://thermointernational.com/2022/10/28/power-plant-challenge-solved-with-induction-heating-machines/
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