Inflatable Plug Stopping
What is Inflatable Plug Stopping?
Inflatable Plug Stopping is a highly specialized type of line stopping. An inflatable "bag" is inserted through a hot top made on the pipe. The bag is inflated in the pipe(which is supported by a sleeve) - and conforms to the interior of the pipe, providing a tight seal to stop the water flow.
When to Use a Inflatable Plug Stopping
Inflatable Plug Stops are appropriate for municipal and commercial water and force main sewer applications with lower pressures and flow rates (<20PSI, <1 ft/sec of flow).
Inflatable line stopping can be performed on the primary water/sewer main types:
- Cast iron
- Ductile iron
- Asbestos cement (AC, or transite)
Why Mickie Service Company for Inflatable Plug Stopping?
Large On-Hand Inventory
Large on hand inventory of line stop fittings to enable rapid service installation (often critical for emergency repair situations).
Line stops are one of many Water Main solutions; solutions are often paired (for example - provide permitting, excavation, line stops and water main offset, all turnkey).
Full time PM and office staff to assist with proper design of the overall solution and to ensure that all aspects of the service, not just the line stop itself, are effectively managed.
Long Standing Relationships
Long standing relationships with key equipment and material suppliers as well as complementary service providers enable us to offer the best possible standard plug line stop solution for each job.
Highly Trained Experts
Experienced installation technicians.