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COB Industries, Inc. - Melbourne, FL

Original Press Release

Block Pipes Instantly and Effectively with Low Profile Stoppers

Press release date: June 14, 2017

There is a large number of pipe plugging and blocking requirements within a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Construction, Plumbing, Shipbuilding, Mining, Power etc., for duties such as repair work, leak testing, weld purging and debris stopping. One major concern being the entry of debris into pipes during operations.

A range of Mechanical and Inflatable Pipestoppers® and Plugs is available to suit all applications. The Low Profile Stopper is available for applications where insufficient length of pipe is available for the regular Cylindrical or Spherical Stopper.

COB Industries said: “The Low Profile Stopper can fit into a pipe end that may be directly on an elbow or just inside a flanged neck on a casting. Other applications include blocking pipe ends to keep gases inside or to keep debris and vermin out.”

“When used in a vertical mode, these Low Profile Stoppers have already been used to prevent machine swarf or tools from falling into pipes, into an unrecoverable and dangerous situation, in a nuclear power steam turbine.”

Manufactured from tough, robust fabric, these new Low Profile Stoppers are available in sizes 6 to 88” (150 to 2,235 mm) and provide excellent grip inside the pipe, with an effective airtight seal.

Each Low Profile Stopper is fitted with a standard Schrader Valve connected to a 1.2m hose, is easy to inflate using a foot pump or compressor and is heat resistant up to 90ºC (194ºF).

The Inflatable Stoppers Range comprises:

  • Cylindrical and Spherical Stoppers: an easy way to stop the flow of gas or liquid inside pipes and ducts. Available up to 96” ø (2,440 mm). For higher temperatures, these Inflatable Stoppers can also be manufactured with a Heat Resistant Cover for temperatures up to 300ºC (572ºF).
  • PetroChem® Stoppers: manufactured from high-grade latex, they are used for stopping off pipes with hydrocarbon gases and liquids inside.
  • Inflatable Rubber Plugs: a wide diameter range and are tough, durable, can withstand chemicals and hydrocarbons, for higher-pressure applications, with a long life.

Mechanical Stoppers and Plugs are available from COB Industries for industrial and domestic plumbing operations, water drainage systems as well as offshore operations. These Mechanical Stoppers are negatively buoyant for sub-sea work and can be used in all kinds of pipes and other vessels where there are orifices to be sealed or blocked.

COB Industries also provide Pipe Freezing Systems that make ice plugs inside pipes, to stop the flow of liquids so that maintenance can be carried out on valves, etc. This technique avoids the draining of a complete pipe system that might have an expensive product inside, ranging from heated water to expensive petrochemical fluids. Freezing can be carried out remotely, which is excellent for nuclear service personnel.

For further information, please contact:

COB Industries

Tel: 800-431-1311

http://cob-industries.com

general@cob-industries.com