Horizontal Boring of a Stainless Steel Tubesheet for the Heat Exchanger Industry
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At Brant Custom Machining, Ltd., we make the manufacturing of complex, precision-intensive designs possible for commercial and industrial firms alike. Working closely with our customers to ensure the highest levels of quality, we deliver a custom manufacturing service that is fast, convenient, cost effective, and excellent for servicing and upgrading projects.
In the project highlighted here, we were contracted by a Heat Exchanger industry customer to produce a horizontally-bored stainless steel tube sheet. This 60.00" diameter, 6.25" deep device, used to channel pipes, would require high precision manufacturing that could cope with its sheer size.
With CNC machining impractical for a project this large, we opted to use a horizontal boring approach for creating the tube sheet, being formed from a disc of 304 stainless steel. We used a CNC Horizontal Boring Mill for this process. This would provide less expensive, faster manufacturing along with excellent peak tolerances of ± 0.001". After the horizontal boring, deburring, inspection, and testing steps followed.
Thanks to our outstanding abilities in custom manufacturing, we enabled an industrial customer to create their design intent within a completed, high quality product. For more information about our services, see the table below and feel free to contact us directly.
Stainless Steel Tubesheet Project Highlights
- Project Name & Description
- Tubesheet for Heat Exchanger Industry
- Capabilities Applied/ Processes
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- CNC Horizontal Boring Mill
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Outside Diameter: Ø 60.00 in
- Tightest Tolerances
- ± 0.001 in
- Material Used
- 304 Stainless Steel
- Material Finish
- Industry for Use
- Heat Exchanger
- In Process Testing/ Inspection Performed
- Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications, CAD Drawing
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