CASE STUDIES

Options Energy Services


Linestopping is a process used to isolate a section of “live” pipeline. The pipeline can be operated under normal conditions in most cases when used in conjunction with a temporary bypass. Our Linestop services are a cost effective solution to enable repairs, maintenance, modifications or reconfiguration of existing pipeline systems to be carried out on a planned or emergency basis.

"Options Energy Services Limited engaged with RDS Pipeline Isolation LTD to support our works with Thames Water. RDS undertook on our behalf Hot Tapping on Main sizes 3” – 20”, Pipe Freezing 2” – 8” and Line Stopping of all sizes with or without bypass, the service provided by RDS were second to none and available 24/7, having used other companies providing the same service I would personally recommend calling RDS before calling other companies offering similar services that overcharge and under deliver."

Nick Gibson - Contracts Manager

Options Energy Services Ltd


Springfield Hospital


Hot tapping is a method of cutting a hole into a “live” pipeline which can be performed safely on hazardous and flammable products without interruption to product flow or loss of pipeline product.

Our diverse range of equipment enables new branch connections to be performed on most Metallic pipes i.e. Stainless steel, Carbon steel, Ductile Iron, Cast Iron and also on Asbestos Cement, Concrete cylinder, GRP and GRE pipes, plastics, MDPE, copper.

"Whilst refurbishing a plant room I had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob and RDS who carried out some work for the principle contractor , they worked very professionally and finished their work quickly. I was so impressed with their work when I had some trouble in another part of the Hospital Rob and RDS where the first people I approached to help out. I would recommend RDS to anybody."

Steve Waller - Hospital Engineer

Springfield Hospital


Consortia Integrated Services


Industrial and Domestic pipelines are frozen in order to negate the problems associated with the conventional option of draining, filling and venting.

Draining down pipe systems is costly and time consuming, in most instances the water to be drained will include contaminates in the form of inhibitors, glycol, etc.

Pipefreezing eliminates the above and has the added benefit of reducing water wastage when systems are refilled. Pipefreezing also reduces the risk of oxidization caused by air entering the pipeline through draining down, pipefreezing removes the cost of replacing inhibitors, and pipefreezing is a non-intrusive method of isolation giving the added benefit of eliminating the possibility of future leakage.

"Thank you for the perfect job your engineer carried out for me at the Liverpool University. You took on the job that a few companies would not, due to the confined space you had to work in. It was carried out without any problems and had the mains water back on in time for students on the Monday morning. We very much appreciate everything you did for us and look forward to our on-going relationship."

Ray Conchie - Project Manager

Consortia Integrated Services

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