Hydra-Stop News

IVP250 joins the Coast Guard!

Garrison Enterprises recently installed a 16" IVP250 at the USCG Cape May, NJ Training Center. We received this follow up letter from the Project Manager.

Wrightsville Beach, NC prepares for another very busy summer

Wrightsville Beach, NC depends on continued water service when the summer visitors arrive. Read more here.


CMUD employees win award

Five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department employees – John Bumgarner,  David St. Laurent, Michael  Rivers, Kevin Raisty and Kim Belle were nominated and will receive a City Managers Award in May. Check it out here!


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April 2014

Hydra-Stop welcomes Indre Lauraitis

Hydra-Stop is pleased to announce that Indre Lauraitis has joined our staff as our new Senior Buyer/Planner.

She has 4 years of experience in the supply chain field with previous positions at Plexus Corp. and Klein Tools, Inc. Indre has a Business Administration Degree with an International concentration and an Economics Minor from Whittier College.

Indre is very excited to have joined the Hydra-Stop family. “I am very eager to learn more about the water and wastewater industry and to tackle my new roles and responsibilities. This is a very exciting time for Hydra-Stop and I can see that I will be very busy with all the new plans for the company.”

Chris Vazzana, Hydra-Stop General Manager said "Having Indre on the Hydra-stop team provides a needed skillset in Supply Chain Management to aid in our business transformation and the launch of our future products. Indre brings an energy and a pleasant style to her position that helps propel the organization forward and meet our objectives. We are excited to have Indre join our high performing team."

Please join us in welcoming Indre!

2014 Webinar Series

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The Hydra-Stop System

Insertion Valves, Line Stopping and Line Tapping

Hydra-Stop is the world's only manufacturer of pipe maintenance equipment designed to allow you to perform line stopping, valve insertion and line tapping (hot tapping) with its integrated Hydra-Stop System.

Hydra-tapperWhen you own a piece of Hydra-Stop equipment, you own the beginnings of a modular system that allows you to expand your capabilities and give you total pipeline maintenance flexibility.

Own a Hydra-Tapper? You not only have one of the best tapping machines on the market, but you also have expandability.

Add the Hydra-Stopper equipment module and you have the ability to perform linestops.

Add the Insta-Valve Plus module and you gain the ability to perform valve insertions.

The question remains, why purchase each piece separately? With the complete Hydra-Stop System you have the flexibility you need to perform linestops, valve insertions and pipe taps (hot taps).

Contact Hydra-Stop to learn how our modular system of pipe maintenance equipment and components can work for you.


Line Stop vs. Insertion Valve

Linestop FittingLine stopping was first developed over 50 years ago. The technique was introduced to the water industry in the 1980's. Linestops utilize a fitting mounted to the host pipe. A line tap is made and the stopping device (Hydra-Stopper) is mounted and completes the flow stopping procedure. The linestop temporarily stops flow to allow repairs or maintenance without disrupting service. Once work is completed, the fitting is sealed with a completion plug and flange.  The fitting is left in place on the host pipe.

Some common linestop uses include: changing or repairing hydrants, tying in new lines or services and performing pipe repairs.

When you require additional system control through the placement of additional valves, Insta-Valve Plus is the answer.

Insertion valves were also introduced to the water industry in the 1990's. Hydra-Stop was one of the first manufacturers to offer a valve insertion system. The Insta-Valve Plus was designed to give water pros unprecedented control of their distribution systems. Insertion valves provide the ability to place a valve where ever one is needed, in the fraction of the time of installing a "traditional" valve.

The insertion valve process is accomplished through three simple steps. 1) Mount the valve body. 2) Tap the pipe (under full line pressure). 3) Install the valve cartridge. The Insta-Valve Plus permanently remains in the water distribution piping to allow system repair in the same manner as any gate valve which would have been originally installed with the water main.

If you ever need assistance in determining which technique - linestop or insertion valve - is the best alternative, call us at 800-538-7867.

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