America's MOST INSTALLED Insertion Valve
The award-winning Insta-Valve Plus from Hydra-Stop® is a resilient seat wedge valve that uses bullet stopper technology to stop flow in all types of pipe and can be installed under pressure, up to 150 psi. The Insta-Valve Plus exceeds industry standards and provides a safer, more economical way of inserting valves in your system.
The Insta-Valve Plus is easy to use and even easier to install. Insta-Valve Plus can be installed in half the time compared to traditional methods. Installed under pressure, without service disruption, Insta-Valve Plus provides immediate system control with only one cut.
The Insta-Valve Plus design exceeds industry standards by including a stainless steel stem collar and a heavy duty stainless steel valve stem that hold Insta-Valve Plus above the rest.
Insta-Valve Plus stops flow in all types of pipe 4” to 16” including potable water mains, wastewater force and gravity mains, and industrial applications. It can be installed using existing Hydra-Stop equipment or as a stand alone system.
The sealing surface of the Insta-Valve Plus consists of a compression molded vulcanization that optimizes the seal against the pipe for consistent performance.
How It Works
Hydra-Stop’s Insta-Valve Plus provides a means to install a permanent valve into a water main with no interruption of flow through the pipe and no reduction of line pressure (up to 150 psi). The insertion of an Insta-Valve Plus is accomplished through a single circular hole cut (under full line pressure) into the top of the pipe with no reaming. 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.
Insta-Valve Plus Features
• One excavation
• Install in less time than traditional methods
• Provides Immediate System control
• Value added options
• Eliminates EPA violations
• Provides for safer working conditions adding peace of mind
• A water conservation measure
• Employee efficiency, reducing employee overtime
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Insta-Valve Plus seal?
Insta-Valve Plus features a new contour seal design that optimizes the sealing characteristics providing the best performance and reliability of any valve insertion technology available today.
Is the Insta-Valve Plus installed easily?
Yes, Insta-Valve Plus can be installed in as little as one hour. Simply mount the Insta-Valve Plus fitting, make a simple tap with your Hydra-Tapper™, and install your Insta-Valve Plus valve cartridge.
How many excavations are required to install Insta-Valve Plus?
Only one small excavation is needed to install Insta-Valve Plus, requiring an excavation size as little 5’ x 5’.
Does it take a lot of hand tools to install Insta-Valve Plus?
No, the only hand tools needed to install Insta-Valve Plus are two open end wrenches and one allen wrench.
Can the Insta-Valve Plus be installed off center?
Yes, Insta-Valve Plus can be installed in any position on the pipe.
Can the Insta-Valve Plus cartridge be replaced?
Yes, by reversing the installation process you can simply install a new Insta-Valve Plus valve cartridge if needed.
Is Insta-Valve Plus a permanent valve?
Yes, Insta-Valve Plus is a permanent valve and has been designed to provide years of trouble free operation.
Does the Insta-Valve Plus work on all common types of pipe?
Yes, Insta Valve Plus can be installed on all types of common pipes.
What pressure is Insta-Valve Plus rated to?
Insta Valve Plus is rated to 150psi.
Can my Insta-Valve Plus equipment only be used for valve insertion?
Insta-Valve Plus equipment is completely modular and expandable. Adding to your existing Insta- Valve Plus equipment with Hydra-Stop Expansion Kits will give you the option of side tapping, line stopping, or both.