14"–16" IVP 250

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Permanent, Insertable Gate Valve

The IVP 250 from Hydra-Stop is a permanent, insertable gate valves offering increased strength, improved performance, and simplified installation and operation. Available in sizes 14-16 inches, the IVP 250 is a result of years of successful installations and dedicated research and development. The IVP 250 continues Hydra-Stop’s legacy of setting the industry standard for insertion valves.

The IVP 250 was designed in response to feedback from industry professionals with requirements for a larger diameter, 250 psi rated insertion valves which is a permanent asset with superior performance and reliability.

The IVP 250 insertion valve solution minimizes disruption while reducing the cost of system maintenance. The IVP 250 insertion valve can be installed into a water main under high pressure, without system shutdown. Built to accommodate 250 psi working pressure, superior engineering improvements were made to provide unparalleled performance when compared to other insertable valves on the market today. An AIS (American Iron and Steel) compliant version is also available. And because this product is a permanent asset, its cost can be depreciated over time.

The IVP 250 provides:

  • Hydra-Stop’s unique IVP 250 gate valve
  • 2" diameter stainless steel valve stem for superior strength and reliability
  • 250 psi working pressure, 375 psi test pressure
  • Interchangeable valve cartridge to accommodate most types of pipe
  • True wedge-style design for superior sealing

How It Works

The insertion of an IVP 250 is accomplished through a single circular hole cut (under full line pressure) into the top of the pipe with no reaming. The IVP 250 permanently remains in the water distribution piping, allowing system repair in the same manner as with any gate valve that would have been originally installed with the water main.

IVP 250 Features

  • Hydra-Stop’s unique IVP 250 gate valve
  • 250 psi working pressure, 375 psi test pressure
  • Engineered gate/paddle assembly
  • Aluminum protective paddle shield
  • Machined gate housing
  • 304 stainless-steel valve body
  • 2" diameter stainless-steel valve stem for superior strength and reliability
  • Interchangeable valve cartridge to accommodate most types of pipe
  • True wedge-style design for superior sealing
  • AIS (American Iron and Steel) compliant version is available

IVP 250 Benefits

  • System shutdown not required
  • Peace of mind
  • System control
  • Superior strength and reliability
  • Installs under pressure with only one cut

IVP 250 Eliminates

  • Boil orders
  • Complicated planning
  • Loss of fire protection
  • Large street excavations and street patches
  • Working in unsafe trenching and knee-high mud
  • Reaming the pipe wall or completely severing the pipe
  • Not having isolation zones in the event of contamination or emergency maintenance

FAQ

  • In what sizes is the IVP 250 available?

    The IVP 250 is currently available in 14" and 16" sizes.

  • How does the IVP 250 seal?

    The EPDM gate paddle is compressed, allowing for expansion of the rubber to seal on the inside diameter of the pipe. The gate seal seals onto the gate housing, lower gate housing O-ring and valve body to complete the seal.

  • Is the IVP 250 simple to install?

    Yes, the IVP 250 can be installed in as little as three to four hours. Simply install the valve body, make a line tap and install the gate.

  • Can the IVP 250 gate be replaced?

    Yes. By reversing the installation process, you can simply install a new IVP gate if needed.

  • Does the IVP 250 work on all common types of pipe?

    Yes, the IVP 250 can be installed on all common types of pipes, including AC, CI, DI and PVC pipe.

  • What if my application requires me to use a valve that meets AWWA C-509-01 or C-515-01 standards?

    AWWA does not have a standard for insertion valves. If your application requires you to use a valve that meets AWWA C-509 or AWWA C-515, you can simply use a line stop to cut-in the AWWA-approved valve of your choice. The IVP 250 is the functional equivalent of an AWWA standard gate valve.

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