ABOUT CTI INDUSTRIES, INC.

CTI Industries, Inc. is a global technical service company that specializes in the restoration of condensers and heat exchangers. With its headquarters in Connecticut, CTI incorporates sales/service centers throughout the world, allowing for quick response times.

The repair techniques used by CTI are based on offering cost-effective solutions for equipment life extension, beginning with the “sleeving” of heat exchanger tubes.

Besides condensers, these patented tube repair techniques have successfully been applied to a wide variety of exchangers - fin-fan air coolers, process shell-and-tube exchangers, hydrogen coolers, HP feedwater heaters and many more.

CTI offers two basic types of sleeving for the repair of condensers and heat exchangers.

For those units suffering from inlet-end erosion, Stress Corrosion Cracking, crevice corrosion or any problems related to the tube-ends, CTI offers its most cost-effective tube repair, the CTI Shield/Seal, also known as a tube insert or ferrule. Although Shields are typically only 6" - 12" long, some applications have required Shield lengths up to 14 feet!

Some exchangers, however, suffer from full-length problems. In this case CTI Full Length Tube Liners™ can be an attractive alternative to that of a partial or full retube.

CTI has been of service to the electric utility, oil refining, commercial marine, chemical and petrochemical, fertilizer, desal and steel mill industries in over 50 countries worldwide.

PRODUCTS

Heat Exchanger And Condenser: CTI Shield/Seal™ Heat Exchanger And Condenser: CTI Shield/Seal™

The CTI Shield/Seal is a thin-walled metallic tube insert made of highly durable alloys. The Shields, also known as ferrules, are expanded – either mechanically, hydraulically, or a hybrid of the two – into existing damaged tube ends, adding years of service to the condenser and heat exchanger

Heat Exchanger and Condenser: Full Length Tube Liners™ Heat Exchanger and Condenser: Full Length Tube Liners™

The patented CTI tube liner is a tube repair method developed for those condensers and heat exchangers that suffer from full-length erosion/corrosion, pitting, general wall thinning and/or an overage of plugged tubes

CONTACT INFORMATION

CTI Industries

283 Indian River Rd

Orange, CT 06477

UNITED STATES

Phone: 203-795-0070

Fax: 203-795-7061

Contact: Peter Tallman

TECHNICAL PAPERS

  • Maximize Process Performance With CTI Tube Liners
    Maximize Process Performance With CTI Tube Liners

    Everyone is aware of the extreme financial penalties and, more importantly, the potential dangers associated with sudden or long-term heat exchanger tube failures.

  • CTI Tube Liners Remain A Mystery
    CTI Tube Liners Remain A Mystery

    OK, you’ve seen the name before and heard of CTI Full Length Tube Liners and CTI Shield/Seals. Many of you have actually used CTI’s services and had great success with the company’s heat exchanger restoration. To a great many of you, thin-walled alloy tube liners are still a mystery.

  • CTI Tube Liners Extend Service Life Of Damaged, New Tubes
    CTI Tube Liners Extend Service Life Of Damaged, New Tubes

    CTI developed a tube repair technique recognized as one of the most widely used, cost-effective systems in the world. The thin-walled Shield/Seals propelled CTI’s success in offering cost-effective solutions for equipment life extension. BIC Magazine recently visited with Terry Quinn, CTI sales manager, to discuss Full-Length Tube Liners.

  • Increase Reliability In OH Finned Air Cooler Condensers
    Increase Reliability In OH Finned Air Cooler Condensers

    Every fixed equipment, mechanical and/ or reliability engineer, corrosion specialist, inspector, etc. at refinery, chemical and petrochemical plants is aware of the extreme financial penalties and, more importantly, the potential dangers associated with heat exchanger tube failures.

  • Why Wait For Tube Failures?
    Why Wait For Tube Failures?

    Being a leader in the worldwide heat exchanger repair business for almost 40 years, you tend to notice trends that happen from time to time. One trend that is occurring more frequently of late is the vintage of the exchangers that are in need of repair. In the past few years there has been an increase of premature tube failures on heat exchangers that are only a couple years old.

  • Full Length Tube Liners™ Proving Invaluable To Industry
    Full Length Tube Liners™ Proving Invaluable To Industry

    Back in 2012, a large oil refinery in Singapore — one of the largest in Asia — was experiencing premature failures of its splitter air-fin coolers, resulting in emergency shutdowns and lost revenue.

  • Oil Refinery Crisis Averted Thanks To Tube Restoration
    Oil Refinery Crisis Averted Thanks To Tube Restoration

    A major South Texas oil refinery discovered severe damage (ID pitting) to their Air Cooler tubes while under inspection during a scheduled turnaround.  In their present condition, the units were not suitable to be returned to service, putting the refinery – and the post T/A start-up – in jeopardy. Unfortunately, time was limited — and so were their options — since the situation was now “holding up the entire T/A”.

  • Air Fin Cooler Technology Gaining Momentum
    Air Fin Cooler Technology Gaining Momentum

    It is safe to assume that all plant engineers are aware of the extreme financial penalties and, more importantly, the potential dangers associated with heat exchanger tube failures.

  • Feedwater Heater Tube Sleeving - Con Edison This paper describes utility experience with a tube sleeving technique used for extending the remaining life of two heaters that have been rapidly degrading.
  • High Pressure Feedwater Heater Repair - TVA Presentation

    This paper discusses the failures, investigative techniques, probable root causes, and corrective measures evaluated and implemented to extend the service life of high pressure feedwater heaters at TVA's Allen Fossil Plant.

  • Heat Exchanger Tube Restoration - MTI Presentation Many failures of heat exchanger tubes occur within the first six inches. Inlet-end erosion, impingement attack, stress corrosion cracking, pitting and crevice corrosion are typical damage/failure mechanisms encountered in the chemical, petrochemical and oil refining industries.
  • I.P. FWH Restoration - Detroit Edison

    In August of 2006, Detroit Edison contacted CTI Industries of Orange, CT about the possibility of restoring failed tubes at St. Clair Station’s, Unit 7, #5 IP Feedwater Heater.

  • Lessons Learned With A Partial LPFW Re-Sleeving - Ameren

    This paper references slide 12 of the slide presentation for explaining further the Ameren “5%-Rule” expected remaining service life criteria evaluation for the AmerenUE Labadie unit 4, 5A LP feedwater heater.

  • New Air Cooler Unit Succeeds At Major UK Oil Refinery A company specializing in manufacturing bespoke heat exchange systems for the oil and gas sector is pioneering an innovative technology that offers outstanding protection against corrosion at a fraction of the cost of similar industry solutions. Spiro-Gills Thermal Products Ltd, which produces a diverse range of heat exchangers, process cooling systems, and finned tubing for heavy industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, and power generation, has partnered with globally-renowned heat exchanger restoration specialists CTI Industries to develop an exciting new air cooler unit for a major UK oil refinery. By CTI Industries
  • Heat Exchanger Tube Restoration Many failures of heat exchanger tubes occur within the first six inches. Inlet-end erosion, impingement attack, stress corrosion cracking, pitting and crevice corrosion are typical damage/failure mechanisms encountered in the chemical, petrochemical and oil refining industries...
  • Condenser Tube Repairs Using Tube Inserts In the past, the accepted repair for heat exchanger (HX) tube damage localized close to the inlet was full tube replacement or shortening of the tube buncle - despite the fact that more than 95% of its length usually remains undamaged. Either type of repair has proven extremely expensive and time consuming.
  • Uthmaniyah Gas Plant Completes Heat Exchanger Tube Repair “One small leak in one small pipe can halt all production at an entire refinery or gas plant,” explains Musfir Al-Dossary, ‘Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) inspection engineer