Hydra-Stop’s revolutionary, lightweight hot tap machine makes line taps on water and wastewater lines quickly and easily.
Hot Tapping Equipment
Hydra-Stop’s revolutionary, lightweight hot tap machine makes line taps on water and wastewater lines quickly and easily. Superior engineering, rugged construction and fewer moving parts mean Hydra-Tapper is designed to operate without costly and annoying malfunctions. Hydra-Tapper’s light weight also eliminates the need for the expensive blocking and bracing often required to support traditional heavy tapping equipment. The Hydra-Tapper hot tap (or wet tap) machine makes it easy to turn an inexperienced worker into a professional line tapper.
What are the available nominal sizes of the HSF 250 line stop fitting?
The HSF 250 line stop fitting is currently available in 4″ to 12″ nominal sizes.
How do I order a Hydra-Q.I.K.?
Call the Hydra-Stop inside sales team at 800-538-7867 to purchase the Hydra-Q.I.K. Quick Install Kit.
What are the different methods of line stopping?
Single Line Stop: Stops flow from one direction, such as when installing a hydrant valve. Double Line Stop: Stops water pressure from two sides, such as in a looped wall circuit, e.g. damaged pipe section replaced or main valve installed. Bypass option is available. Double Line Stop with Bypass Option: Whether it is 5 feet or 5 miles, you can permanently replace a line or cut in a valve on a transmission line or service line without customer inconvenience.
What applications call for line stopping?
The following are some of the uses for line stopping in your overall maintenance program: replacing or repairing fire hydrants; tying in new lines or services; rerouting pipes; repairing or replacing valves; performing pipeline maintenance and repairs; changing large meters or backflow preventers; and isolating pipe sections for other types of trenchless technologies.
Where can I find specifications for Hydra-Stop line stop fittings?
Specifications for the 4″ to 8″ HSF 250 are located here. For help in correctly identifying the best fitting for your project, please contact Hydra-Stop sales at 800-538-7867.
What is required to pressure test the valve in the horizontal position?
A pressure testing blind flange is required for horizontal installation. Please refer to our installation instructions for a detailed procedure.
Is blocking required during installation?
Yes, it is highly important that both the valve and equipment are properly blocked to ensure a safe and successful installation.
Is a coring kit required for installation?
Yes, coring is required to perform a horizontal installation. Failure to use a coring kit during installation could impact valve performance.
What is turn ratio on the Bevel Gear Actuator?
The turn ratio is 3:1 for all Bevel Gear Actuator sizes.
Can I use the standard Insta-Valve 250 installation equipment?
Yes, the installation equipment will be the same.
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