The High-Water Mark of System Maintenance
Valves in water distribution systems were designed to last 75 years; many are now much older. Estimates show as many as 20 – 50 percent of valves are inoperable. This constitutes a serious problem throughout America’s water distribution infrastructure, as the failure of these valves may lead to service being shut off to thousands of customers in each case. Replacing these valves should be a high priority for any utility or municipality.
However, removing these valves and replacing them potentially means shutting down essential systems. Ultimately, leaving customers without service for extended periods. Utilities and municipalities that need to ensure that water infrastructure remains in service while also upgrading and updating those systems can benefit from high-quality insertion valves from Hydra-Stop. Hydra-Stop has set the standard for innovative insertion valves. What’s more, our insertion valves continue to be the most effective on the market.
Benefits of Insertion Valves
Insertion valves allow operators to perform planned or emergency system maintenance without shutting down large portions of the water distribution system and lower the incremental costs associated with shutdown. This is because insertion valves can be installed on an existing, in-service water main under high pressure, without the need to shut down service to the main. Crews make a single circular hole cut into the water main under full pressure, with no reaming. The insertion valve is permanently installed on top of the pipe, allowing for system control and maintenance in the same manner as a resilient seated gate valve.
Insertion valves allow utilities to perform maintenance without shutting down large portions of their water distribution systems. They help guarantee that utilities can upgrade and improve service to their customers without needing to interrupt service to those customers.
4” – 12” Insta-Valve 250 Patriot
The reliability, strength, quality and value of the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot are unmatched. When your project calls for the best, specify the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot insertion valve.
14” – 16” IVP 250
IVP 250 from Hydra-Stop is the next generation of permanent, insertable gate valves offering increased strength, improved performance, and simplified installation and operation.
As the recognized leader in insertion valves, we can leverage our expertise to deliver the solutions you need for your outdated infrastructure. If you’re looking for high-quality, dependable insertion valves that can enhance your distribution systems without requiring an interruption in service, contact Hydra-Stop today to learn everything you need to know about insertion valves and how we can help you.