tube lube - specially formulated for the rolling of tube with tube expanders

tube lube - engineered to lubricate just where its needed.

Tube Lube stays where it is put and does not get in between the tube and the tube sheet. It's a lubricant which has been engineered to keep tube expanders from premature wear and keep them as cool as possible while under the duress of expansion.

The required rolling of tubes using tube expanders is severe on the tube expander itself. So, when rolling tube, care is required in the form of cleanliness, and the cooling of the expander from the friction to achieve a trouble free and economical life.
Tube Slip has the Answer.

Inspect the inside and outside of the tube and remove all foreign objects and rust. Mill scale should also be removed from the tube especially from the inside of the tube as it can cause galling of the rolls and mandrel. This is when the rolls and mandrel pick up this foreign matter and be a factor in the breaking down of the tool taking it out of tolerance. Wire brushing the inside and outside of the tube will achieve a satisfactory surface.

Once the tube ends have been prepped the tube expander should be soaked in a commercial solvent to remove and oils/anti rust, dirt and grease. Once clean dry with a clean cloth and apply a small amount of Tube Slip to the rollers and work this into the cage.
Now put a small amount inside each tube to be rolled, this also indicates which tubes need to be rolled and which is completed. Tube Lube is a paste which will stay in the tube not like an oil which could run down the tube sheet and get between the tube and the tube sheet where the seal is to be produced.


**BE AWARE OIL OR ANY LUBRICANT MUST NOT ENTER BETWEEN THE OUTSIDE OF THE TUBE AND THE TUBE SHEET AS THIS WOULD JEPARDIZE ACHIEVING A GAS TIGHT SEAL**


Consult the PDF Specifications below to cross refer all data to the tube OD, wall thickness and tube sheet thickness. Also, part numbers for spare mandrels and rollers can be found here. If the PDF is two pages then the data has to be read across the two pages.