Inflatable Pipestoppers from HFT

03 August 2015

The Pipestoppers® Division of HFT® provides a range of standard and non-standard Inflatable Stoppers for tubes, pipes, pipework fabrications and ductwork. These versatile Inflatable Stoppers are used to service a wide variety of industrial applications. As 'overnight stoppers', they provide a strong barrier in pipeline activities, to prevent foreign bodies entering the line during down time.

Inflatable Stoppers are manufactured with a strong internal inflatable bag covered in waterproof sewn polyurethane coated nylon for low friction and to prevent the production of static electricity or accidental sparking. Inflatable Stoppers are particularly useful when inserting into a small opening close to a job site, rather than at the end of the pipe. No high-pressure equipment is needed for inflation.

Photo courtesy of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT

The standard range of HFT's Pipestoppers Inflatable Stoppers is available for immediate delivery in cylindrical or spherical formats with sizes ranging from 1" to 96” (25mm to 2440mm). Inflatable Stoppers are also available with heat resistant covers to protect them against high temperatures. HFT also has a range of rubber inflatable stoppers that are suitable for petrochemical applications and are resistant to all hydrocarbon fluids and gases.