Hydra-Stop News

HSF 250 and HSF 250 Patriot Series now available from Hydra-Stop

Hydra-Stop is pleased to announce the release of the HSF 250 and HSF 250 Patriot Series linestop fittings.

The HSF 250 linestop fitting is a step forward in line stopping technology. The HSF 250 is designed to incorporate features which matter most to our customers - 250 psi working pressure, Made in the USA, stainless steel construction and our new Push and Pin Completion Plug system.

The HSF 250 come in two models. The 100% Made in the USA version - the HSF 250 Patriot Series - and the HSF 250 which is identical to the Patriot except for the carbon steel epoxy coated blind flange. Both versions are manufactured from 304 stainless steel, are rated to 250 psi and use the Push and Pin completion Plug System.

Both versions offer features and benefits which lower installation time and also saves money.

For additional information about the HSF 250 and the HSF 250 Patriot Series please see the HSF 250 section of our website by clicking here.


Hydra-Stop Moving
to New Headquarters

New Hydra-Stop HQ

Hydra-Stop is pleased to announce that we are moving our headquarters (plant and office facilities) to Burr Ridge, IL. As of December 22, 2014, all operations will be moved to our new and improved location.

Our new address will be:

144 Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

You can continue to reach us by phone at:

(800) 538-7867
(708) 389-5111
(708) 389-5125 (fax)

Note: Continue to remit any payments to:

P.O. Box 673809
Detriot, MI 48267-3809




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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 line stops.

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 line stops, 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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