Tel: (613) 764-0572

1262 Baker Road, CASSELMAN, Ontario Canada K0A 1M0

Boiler Tube Expanders and Boiler Tools

Powermaster Industrial

(613) 764-0572

1262 Baker Road, CASSELMAN Ontario Canada K0A 1M0

Boiler Tube Expanders

Powermaster Industrial Supplies was formed in 2001 by a Boilermaker from Great Britain. Hence, boiler tube expanders and associated boiler equipment were the company’s main products. With hard work and persistence, the company became a workforce distributing tooling worldwide—an independent company providing a complete range of boiler tube replacement and repair tools. To summarize, we supply boiler tube expanders, removal tools and installation tools for preparing and inserting new tubes into boilers. We also carry a wide array of cleaning equipment servicing boilers, heat exchangers and all tubular apparatus. 

Powermaster Industrial is a significant supplier worldwide. Located in Casselman between Ottawa and Montreal, with easy access to Ottawa International Airport and all the major carriers. In addition to our services, we provide rental equipment with attention to detail to the quality of tooling provided.

Consult our Rental page for all available units and cleaning systems on a weekly basis.


Understanding how to chose Boiler Tube Expanders

If you or your company is embarking on a re-tube of a commercial boiler, using the correct expander is critical. First, you need to determine the Tube OD, followed by the wall thickness. Then, we need to know if the tubes need to be a straight roll, flared roll, or beaded. One last critical measurement is the thickness of the tube sheet.

To clarify, standard models of Boiler Tube Expanders listed below, along with brief explanations of their use within the industry. Links will guide you to all this site’s installation, removal and cleaning sections. Associated links to information on Specialized Tube Expanders, including Combination Beading Expanders.

Combination Beading Expanders

The Combination Beading Expander is a time and budget-saving tool. Used for beading tube back to the tube sheet. This then sends heat from the tube back into the tube sheet. Available in 2.0″, 2.1/2″ and 3.0″ OD 10 – 13 BWG (0.134″ – 0.095″) wall thickness.
Rolling and beading the tube in one operation with no re-roll saves time and manpower. With a simple bearing and bead roller change, configuration to each wall thickness within the tube size. Consult the pdf for the full spec for these time-saving tools.
Combination Beading Boiler Tube Expanders

114 Series - Flaring Expanders

The 114 Series Flaring Tube Expander covers tubes from 2.0″ OD to 4/1/2″ OD. These are specifically used in fire tube boilers and air heaters. The self-contained rollers within the cage thus enable the expander to reach into confined spaces. This is a general-purpose boiler tube expander used for expanding and flaring tubes. To explain more information is available through the link below.

A Series - Straight Expanders

The A Series is a straight rolling Expander enabling tube expansion from 7/8″ OD up to 4.1/2″ OD. These expanders, thus, allow the rolls to be self-contained, protected within the cage. This is the best mode of tube expansion when flaring is not necessary. Also, with this in mind, taking cost into account. Thus the A-Series is used with other mandrels as the short series mandrels. To clarify, consult the associated PDF link for more information.

AF3 Series - Flaring Expanders

The AF3 Series covers all flaring expanders ranging from 7/8″ OD up to 4.1/2″ OD. The rolls are self-contained within a constructed cage. This is the cheapest option when tubes need flaring. The AF3 series is also used with the short series mandrels. To clarify, more information link below to the associated PDF.

AB Series - Boiler tube Expanders

The AB Series is a straight rolling boiler tube expander. This expander is a high-production tool. Above all, fitted with a thrust bearing. Without a doubt, reduces frictional heat build-up allowing for longer periods of use. In this design, tubes from 7/8″ to 4.1/2″ OD and tube sheets thicknesses up to 2.5/8″. These boiler tube expanders work with the short series mandrels. For clarity, more information is in the link below to the associated PDF.

AFB3 Series - Boiler Tube Expanders

The ABF3 Series is a high-production flaring boiler tube expander. As a result, its fitted bearing reduces frictional heat build-up. The design covers tubes from 7/8″ to 4.1/2″ OD and tube sheet thicknesses up to 2.5/8″. This boiler tube expander can also use the short series mandrels. See the link for PDF below for more clarity.

P-1000 Series

The P-1000 series is an expander used in limited access spaces in mud and steam drums up to 2.3/4″ thick. Three flaring rollers prevent ridging of the tube. These boiler tube expanders are also used with the P-3000 series for extra thick tube sheets up to 5.3/8″ thick. See pdf for details and other mandrels.

P-3000 Series

The P-3000 series, aligned in the boiler tube in relation to the drum thickness. for consistent expansions. Used in boilers with tube sheets or drums thicker than 2.3/4″ (70mm). Used in conjunction with the P-1000 series when achieving a flared finish. Once again, is ideal for use in a limited access space. Used in mud and steam drums up to 5.3/8″ thick. Adjustable for step rolling. See pdf for details and other mandrels.