Hurricane Sandy Recovery
The City of Long Beach, NY was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We recently received the following letter from Christopher Windle, Superintendent, Water Transmission. Read the full story here.
Inventory Reduction Sale
The Hydra-Stop Inventory Closeout sale continues! We've added several new items and reduced prices on many others. You can place an order for anything on the flyer by calling your regional sales representative or our inside sales team at 800-538-7867. Check out the full list of items here.
Foley on the Road
John Foley, SE Regional Business developer had an interesting 30 hours on the road. Check it out here!
Be sure to visit with us at an upcoming conference! Check our schedule here.
Hydra-Stop welcomes Peter Tsafaras
Hydra-Stop is pleased to announce that Peter Tsafaras has joined our staff as our new mechanical engineer.
Peter joins us from the heavy vehicle industry, with previous positions at Navistar and Auto Truck Group. Peter has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Peter is enthusiastic about the opportunity in joining Hydra-Stop. “I’m looking forward to learning about the water and wastewater industry and designing advanced solutions for our customers. I’m very happy to be with Hydra-Stop and the exciting future the company is planning.”
Peter has already met with some of our customers and hopes to meet more of you in the future.
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.
When 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
Line 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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If you need technical assistance with a Hydra-Stop fitting, Insertion Valve or equipment please call us at 800-538-7867.
Be sure to visit us at a national or regional conference in your area.