Category Archives: Tube Shields

Pressure Parts Fabrication from Valmet

Each year our fabrication efforts continue to grow.

We can create most any boiler pressure parts including complete boiler retubes on loose tube bending and tube panels from carbon, alloy, stainless, composite and Inconel.

Other capabilities include complete or partial Superheater and Reheater elements with attachments, economizer bundles, generating banks, tube swages, shotblasting, dissimilar metal welds, straight tubes, and headers.

Keeler Boilers & Replacement Parts

As the exclusive owner of the inventive Keeler boiler drawings and contract files, Valmet Power has all the primitive drawings and contract files for the over 7000 manufactured Keeler boilers. In addition to our in-house stock of standard Keeler fabricated parts and original drawing specs, we have the ability to construct replacement tubes, headers, casing panels, doors, manhole plates, hand hole plates, (both with yokes and gaskets), key caps (with 40+ sizes), key cap pullers, Keeler special shape tiles, standard tile and insulation, soot blower, and more.






A Global Solutions Company You Can Rely On

Finding a resource for custom parts fabrication can be extremely tedious (and difficult) if you don’t know where to look. Power plants, Waste Incineration Plants, Recovery Boiler Plants, Municipalities, and Mining are some of the bigger areas and industries looking to turn waste into energy with these customized parts.

At Valmet, we’re always looking for innovative ways to make your everyday easier at a reasonable cost. Finding high-quality materials at a rational price is a relatable pain point that we work to overcome.

You’ll receive fast turnaround time when it comes to our custom manufacturing and parts fabrication.

Some of our parts and specialty services include:

  • Piping (code & non-code applications)
  • Processing plate, waterjet, laser, plasma
  • Structural parts, feeders, hoppers, conveyors
  • Welding
  • ASME tanks, components, & skids (turnkey)
  • Light structural (beams, service platforms, handrails, etc.)
  • Industrial boiler ducting
  • Tubes (straight, bent, WOL)
  • Pressure parts
  • Production machined parts & more!

The Valmet team will enhance your system reliability and operational efficiency. We service many industries including Paper & Pulp, Construction, and Waste to Energy. With our in-field services expanding, we’re the ideal option for power outages, broken, and/or outdated machinery.

For help with your boiler and small pressure parts, or any other pieces and services that we offer, stay up to date with our blog entries, Facebook page, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

To speak with a representative now, contact us today.

3 Benefits of Valmet Custom Tube Shields

Boiler tubes are a vital part of boiler curved tube shieldoperations and protecting them is very important as having a boiler down for maintenance can be very costly.  One option to protect boiler tubes is using custom tube shields which are the best choice when it comes to erosion and corrosion control methods for boiler tubes.  These are also the least expensive method for this purpose on the market as tube shields will extend the life of boiler tubing without an initial high cost.   At Valmet we are the top tube shield provider in North America and have the engineering and design capabilities to find solutions to your boiler problems.

Below are 3 reasons you should be using custom tube shields from Valmet:
  • Cost Effective:  Our custom tube shields are the least expensive method for tube protection. Compared to other boiler tube life extender methods they are only a fraction of the cost, and with local North American manufacturing facilitates, they can be Custom tube shieldsproduced and shipped to you faster than anyone else on the market. Our tube shields are custom designed and can be ready to ship within 24 hours.
  •  Custom Options: To meet our customers’ needs we offer multiple options of custom tube shields that are designed to be used for both emergency situations and routine maintenance. Options include custom straight shields, custom curved shields, custom economizer shields, and 370° Tube Shields. Our 24/7 emergency call service ensures that our clients will be able to get a response and the tube shields they need to resolve your emergency.
  • Planning Ahead and Stocking Programs: Our experts can work with you to forecast how many tube shields you will require for the year, and then manufacture them up front for you at a discounted price. Valmet will then store this inventory of tube shields for you, and can ship them to you as needed. This will prevent extend boiler shutdown service and have you prepared for all emergency situations.

At Valmet we care about all our customers and wish to provide the best service for them.  To make things easier for our customers we now accept credit card payments to cut down on paperwork delays and to make the process straightforward and uncomplicated.  Along with lightning fast delivery service and response time, we can work with you to develop the best solutions for your requirements.

For more information please contact Jimmy Simms at (304) 518-1114 to learn more about how our custom tube shields can meet all your tube protection needs.

Valmet – Prepared for your Emergency

At Valmet, we are North America’s top tube shield and tubing Boiler Tubes - for all your tubing requirementsprovider.  We stock an extensive range of stainless steel sheets in varying gauge sizes for tube shield fabrication, as well as boiler tubing and membrane bars in a wide range of material grades and sizes to support both tubing and pressure part manufacturing demand.  All of this material is stocked at our Lancaster, SC Service Center where a team of engineering and manufacturing experts are based and ready to respond to meet your tube and tubing needs.  What really sets us apart and makes Valmet unique though is our commitment to customer service, and our fast response to emergency situations.

Valmet understands the nature of our clients business and the urgency that comes during outages regardless of whether it’s a planned or unplanned situation.  With delivery services ranging from licensed drivers on staff for hot shot services with our local customers, to the capacity for air shipments in responding to unforeseen forced outages due to tube failures in any region of the country, we’ve proven time and again how we deliver results.  Our management team provides the support to Valmet’s 24/7 emergency call service to ensure our clients receive the required response to resolve the emergency.  Where there’s a need, Valmet will “find a way” to get it done.  Quite simply, expect results because we care about you, our customer.  Valmet also accepts credit card payments to cut down on paperwork delays, making it easier for you to do business – regardless of the circumstances!

At Valmet we offer multiple options of custom tube shields to fit all of our customers’ needs in both emergency situations and for routine maintenance.  A few of our options are:

Custom tube shields

Custom Straight Shields – Available with angles of wrap between 90° to 240° and can be manufactured with straight ends, belled ends and flared legs.

Custom Curved Shields – Can be manufactured to cover both outside and inside curves of tubing.

Custom Economizer Shields – Special design that provides effective protection for finned tubes and can be manufactured to accommodate tube OD, angle of wrap and fin height.

370° Tube Shields – Allows for complete coverage of tube surfaces without the need for overlapping two shields.

When it comes to erosion control methods of boiler tubes, our tube shields are the least expensive method for tube protection.  They are only a fraction of the cost of competing methods to extend the lives of boiler tubes.  With our local North American manufacturing facilities, we offer lightning speed service that can have tube shields quickly made and delivered to you. Tubing for airplane

At Valmet we can work with you to forecast how many tube shields you would need for the year, and then manufacture them up front at a discount to you.  We can then store the inventory for you and ship them to you as needed.  This planning ahead and stocking program will make sure to limit your boiler shutdown time and have you ready to deal with any emergency situation.

Please contact Jimmy Simms at (304) 518-1114 to learn more about how our custom tube shields can meet all your tube protection needs and discover how Valmet is prepared for your emergency.

We’re Consolidating to Better Serve You

Tube Shields

Valmet is pleased to announce the addition of our Air Products, Tube Shield and Fabrication product lines to complement our pressure parts product line at our Valmet Energy Center in Lancaster, South Carolina, by the end of the summer 2014.  During this transition, we assure you that there will be no interruption in service as all of our current facilities that previously supported these product lines will remain in operation until the end of the year.  The integration of these facilities are being made to better serve you, our customers.  We know that having one central location for these complimentary products will provide us with a centralized shipping point, allowing for faster turn-around to support your emergency outage needs.  Our speed to serve is not the only thing to increase, the quality you’ve come to know and expect will be even better.

Being the industry leader in tube shield manufacturing, we realize every on-time delivery is essential to our customers and we have taken great strides to ensure our customer’s experience is seamless during this transition.  Our tube shields are manufactured to exacting standards and are intended to minimize tube failure in corrosive areas and extend tube life.  Our highly-qualified technical staff can recommend the right material and configuration to meet your needs.  With an extensive inventory of Stainless Steel ranging from 304 to 316 and up to 10 GA, our tube shields can be customized to meet your immediate needs, and can also be made into any shape or configuration a client may require.

Our customers are our number one priority, which is why we are making this consolidation.  We have lighting fast response time, with 24 hour availability and Valmet can supply you with what you need, when you need it!

Tube Shields for Industrial and Utility Boilers

Curved Tube ShieldRapid. Reliable. Precision. Low cost. These are some of the words that describe the tube shields we manufacture here at Metso Power. We’re no strangers to working with boilers. We know how costly it is to have a boiler down for maintenance, and how important it is to get it back up and running ASAP. Our tube shields can be ready to ship within 24 hours of when we receive a call. Thanks to our central location on the east coast, we’re less than eight hours away from many of our customers. And our close proximity to an international airport brings our customers on the west coast closer as well.

But with the complex configurations and diversity of applications that boilers are employed to handle, how is it possible for us to manufacture quality tube shields to your particular specifications in such a short time period? The answer to that is twofold. First is our experience. Like we said, we’ve been around for a while. Manufacturing reliable tube shields exactly to customer specifications is something we’ve been doing for a long time.

Economizer Tube ShieldThe second reason we can provide rapid response is our wide selection of raw materials. Boilers and condensers are tasked to handle many different applications. The application dictates the material used to manufacture the tube shield. Often, it can be days between when a material is ordered and when it arrives. That’s a delay our customers can’t afford, which is why we stock all of the raw materials for tube shields. So when we get an order, we can go to work immediately.

We’ve fine tuned our machines and our people to manufacture tube shields. When you give us a specification, you can be sure your tube shield is going to be made exactly to that specification. This way you know that the shield will stay in place, and perform the function it was designed for.

Straight Tube ShieldOur tube shields are here to prevent boiler tube erosion and corrosion. As we’ve said, they’re precise, reliable, low cost, and we get them to you when you need them. So if your boiler’s down, don’t worry—we’ll get you back up and running in no time.