Line stopping is a process used to isolate a section of “live” pipeline. With isolating the section of pipe in question, total shutdown of the business/premises can be avoided and thus isolating sections of the pipe for repair, maintenance, replacement or reconfiguration. At RDS Pipeline we pride ourselves in an excellent service, an outstanding experience.
With our skills, our highly qualified team are able to stop the main, without the need to cause major disruption to the main lines. We use state-of-the-art equipment as well as being committed to continuously expanding our business with the latest line-stopping technology. Rest assured our clients are left feeling 100% satisfied with our quality service. You can trust RDS Pipeline to get the job done big or small, promptly and efficiently at a competitive price.
Here at RDS our line stopping services are not limited, we always evolving our equipment, our staff is up to date with the latest training and methods.
We can apply line stopping to most pipeline metals and materials including Iron, Steel, Stainless steels, Plastics, Copper, Cast Iron and Cement.
Benefits of Line Stopping
Line Stopping is a very effective technique to shutting off a section of a “live” pipeline. The benefits of this methodology mean that the entire premises will be able to continue to function throughout the day and night pretty much as normal, except for perhaps a very small section. The line stopper is in effect, a temporary valve, and serves as a point of control. By using the Line Stopping technique, it has the benefits of;
• Avoiding total shutdown costs and minimizes economic loss
• Provide safer repair and maintenance working conditions
• Stay in control of the flow of the pipeline
• Enable engineers to be able to work freely without constraints that total shutdown would put upon them
• Assist communities with a fast and effective option for quick repairs
With a total system shutdown, there are numerous additional risks, including backflow, boil orders, possible contamination and plugged water meters.
Due to the compartmentalizing nature of Line Stopping, this safer and secure method is much preferred by many leading firms and vendors, and it has become an essential go-to specification for many engineering repairs.