pipe plug Articles

  • Plugging `hot` pipes in extreme environments

    Some of the world's most intricate infrastructure is found in power plants, chemical plants, refineries, and other factories that use and combine industrial chemicals. The piping for fuel, chemical transport, water supply, and cooling needs is typically very complex and subject to high temperatures and pressures. And since plants are harsh environments, it's a given that piping needs regular ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Safety Manual of The Plugco In Pipe Plugs

    Stay Clear While the Plug Under Pressure!!! The End User must read and understand this Plugco Safety Manual before using the plug. The failure of a plug for any reason including improper maintenance, installation or use can result in bodily injury, death and/or property damage! 1-BEFORE USING THE PLUG [1.1] Read and understand this Plugco ...


    By PLUGCO

  • Divers install eccentric plug valve in reservoir tunnel

    A team of specialist divers – working in a cramped, water-filled tunnel 20 metres beneath the surface of a reservoir – has just completed installation of an eccentric plug valve to control water flow.The valve and associated equipment has been supplied to United Utilities by Viking Johnson (http://www.vikingjohnson.com), a world leader in the supply of pipe joints ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • Non-Contacting Solution for Plugged Off Flow Meters in The Oil Patch

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Non-contacting solution for Plugged off flow meters in the oil patch - Case Study

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Monitor Dredging Slurry Flow from Outside the Pipe

    Dredging Equipment Manufacturers Choose Non-Contacting Greyline Flow Meters The Challenge Thousands of dredges are operated to maintain navigation channels in our rivers, lakes and harbours and to mine sand and gravel for the construction industry. Managing and optimizing production from a dredge requires continuous monitoring of pipeline pressure, vacuum ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • An inflatable plug works better than bypass pumping when closing off a 60-inch penstock

    When Brian Simon, a project manager at Grace-Titan DVBE (based in Redding, California) first looked at the Potter Valley Bypass job it looked difficult, but straightforward. Grace-Titan was being asked to remove a section of the penstock that supplies Pacific Gas & Electric's (PGE) Potter Valley hydroelectric plant and install a Y-branch. But that meant that the five-foot diameter penstock ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Company Introduces New Pipe Repair Products

    InduMar Products, Inc., based in Houston Texas, celebrates twenty years of providing pipe repair and rehabilitation solutions to their industrial and marine customers. Well known for their versatile STOP IT® Pipe Repair System the Company also takes pride in offering custom solutions for many pipe leak, reinforcement and corrosion problems. The combination of sealant development and ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Deal With The Pressure - Protect piping system components with Pulsation Dampeners

    Metering pumps with operating pressures of up to 150 psig (pounds per square inch gauge) can create unwanted pressure pulsations within a piping system – a real problem in applications such as filling, mixing and spraying that require a combination of a metering pump’s accuracy and a continuous flow. But the issue can often be addressed with Pulsation Dampeners.The Pulsation Dampeners, usually ...


    By Lutz-JESCO America Corp.

  • 72 Petersen multi-flex line stop for a valve change

    Energy Northwest in Washington State had an underground 72" water line operating at 28 psi. The pipeline needed to be plugged to replace a valve on the downstream side. The 72" pipe was excavated and a 72" X 36" Tapping Sleeve was installed on the pipe. A Hot Tap machine was utilized to make a 36" Hot Tap through a 36" line and a Petersen 129-Series Multi-Flex Line Stop Plug was installed through ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Abrasives case study - Fiberglas Canada

    Clogging was a major problem in transferring abrasive material in a fiberglass process. The resulting operating inefficiencies were ended with a new type of piping elbow. By Leslie Burt Fiberglass is produced in an automated process at Fiberglas Canada's plant in Scarborough, Ontario. The process starts with six ingredients, the main ones being sand, borax, soda ash and limestone. After they ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Creating a diversion - creating a bypass to treat produced water

    ProblemAn oil company needed to repair its water treatment equipment without curtailing oil production. SolutionCETCO Oilfield Services created a bypass that allowed the oil company to continue operations during repairs. Here’s what we did: Identified an accessible section of piping upstream of the equipment to be repaired. Made 4 hot-tap ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Infrastructure Bypass: Rehabilitating the Nation’s Decaying Sewer Systems

    Billions of dollars in federal aid money has been allocated to rehabilitating our decaying sewer systems, and while these are projects that will be done, there will be associated problems with trying to keep roads and businesses open during this work. Typically, in rehabilitating existing sewer lines, the flow of sewage cannot simply be diverted—it must be “bypassed,” which ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Quebec recovers heat energy from sewage in Baied`Urfe

    Energy recovery from municipal sewage and greywater offers cities a new reliable resource.  Erwin Schwartz of DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. reports on a novel application of rectangular, wide-gap heat exchangers that has worldwide potential. The Canadian company DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. installed, with the support of the Quebec provincial government and municipal sewage authority, the first ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Trouble Shooting for Trenchless Liner Installation During Sewer Line Rehabilitation

    ABSTRACTLining is being used by the utility industry as a cost effective solution to rehabilitate utility lines. Many types of liners, such as, cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), fold and form PVC, deformed & reformed HDPE, etc., are being used to restore structural integrity of deteriorated pipes and to reduce inflow/infiltration. Most of the lining installation is carried out without any problem, ...

  • Sub-frost artesian environmental packer

    Artesian environmental well casings in cold regions pose a number of problems: Icing around the wellhead may pose safety concerns The true head cannot be measured without plugging the casing If the casing is plugged on the surface, freezing action may rupture the casing even if it is steel, almost certainly if it is PVC. The Sub-frost Artesian Environmental ...


    By RST Instruments Ltd.

  • Geotextiles in Construction Dewatering

    Woven geotextiles work wonders in dewatering applications as wraps around well screens and sump pit screens. The textile can be sewn into sleeves or tubes to be slid over the well screen or sump pit framework. This technique allows the user to compensate for well screens with slots that are too large or for sump pit piping with large perforations. By adding the geotextile sleeves the user ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Abrasives case study - Essroc Materials, Inc.

    Plugging, Surging and Wear-Through Virtually Eliminated by Smart Elbows® At Essroc Materials, Inc., formerly Coplay Cement, plugging and elbow wear in pneumatic conveying lines caused unnecessary downtime and repair expense. The Frederick, MD, facility is a wet-process cement plant that produces 350,000 to 400,000 tons of cement a year using two 400-foot-long rotary ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Controlling condensation- controlling mold

    You know those water stains on the ceiling tiles in your office that you are certain are caused by a leaky roof. Of course, the maintenance man thinks your crazy, since your office is not on the top floor. He dutifully changes the ceiling tile and a month later the water stain is back but this time it has those little black circles that look like mold colonies. Sound familiar? There seems to be ...

  • Controlling condensation - controlling mold

    You know those water stains on the ceiling tiles in your office that you are certain are caused by a leaky roof.  Of course, the maintenance man thinks your crazy, since your office is not on the top floor.  He dutifully changes the ceiling tile and a month later the water stain is back but this time it has those little black circles that look like mold colonies. Sound familiar? There ...

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