Inventory Reduction Sale
Have you checked out our inventory reduction sales flyer? We’ve cleaned out space on our shelves and are passing these savings on to you.
Looking for a cutter or a new gate valve? Check out the flyer here. 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.
December Holiday Schedule
In observance of the Holiday Season Hydra-Stop will be closed the following days:
- December 23, 2013 - Office and Plant Closed
- December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2013 - Christmas Day
- December 26, 2013 - Office and Plant Closed
- December 27, 2013 - Office and Plant Closed
- December 30, 2013 - Office and Plant Closed
- December 31, 2103 - New Year's Eve
- January 1, 2014 - New Year's Day
If you have questions regarding our Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact your sales representative or call Hydra-Stop directly at 1-800-538-7867.
If you will need any fittings or valves during this time frame, please be sure to get your orders in early. Contact your sales representative or call Hydra-Stop directly at 1-800-538-7867.
Hydra-Stop Welcomes Chris Vazzana
Hydra-Stop is pleased to announce that Chris Vazzana has joined Hydra-Stop as our new General Manager.
Chris joins Hydra-Stop from Klein Tools where he was the Vice President of Lean Business Processes and Corporate Director of Supply Chain. Prior to Klein Tools, Chris was with Rexnord Industries in a variety of Operations and Supply Chain roles.
Chris has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Illinois.
Chris has a simple vision for Hydra-Stop. “Hydra-Stop will be the innovative provider of choice for Line Stopping and Valve Insertion customers for the water and waste water industry. We will be a supplier of goods and services that listens to the demands of our customers and works tirelessly to exceed those high expectations.”
Chris is looking forward to meeting our customers and learning how Hydra-Stop can be of service to them.
Please join us in welcoming Chris!
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.
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