Industrial Pipe Freeze Services
Pipe freeze plug services can range in sizes from 1/2" to 36" OD and can be performed on most fluids including petrochemicals up to 3000 PSI.
Indoor/Outdoor Pipe Freeze Plug
Our repeat customers include power plants, hospitals, industrial companies, mechanical contractors, hotels and manufacturing facilities.
PIpe Freezing Services
Freeze Plugs are used to isolate sections of pipelines so hydrostatic testing can be performed on independent sections of pipe.
Pipe Leak Locating Services
We specialize in locating small leaks in natural gas, crude oil and petroleum high-pressure pipeline systems using freeze plugging technologies.
Our customers say..
”City broke off a 2" air relief valve on a 16" ductile sewage pipeline with 45psi. Before the valve could be replaced we had to rush out and complete a 16" linestop. The linestop was successful with a 100% plug. ”
”The Bank of America data center in San Francisco experienced a major emergency on their 16" and 12" chilled water main system for all their super computers. With millions of dollars at stake the pressure was on. IFT completed 16" and 12" emergency linestops and helped change out the broken valves; repairing their systems without issue. This situation was so critical that Bank of America flew out all our equipment on their company jets from the Temecula Airport.”
”I just wanted to take a minute to thank and commend you on your team selection and the gentleman who performed the work out here at NIH for us last week. Tom and his partner were on time, and performed their work with the utmost professionalism. This is a very high profile project for my firm and for NIH and your technicians made us look very good and in fact helped us solve a big testing problem. Again, thank you very much for helping us get this work done.”
About International Flow Technologies (IFT)
Pipe freezing is a non-intrusive, cost-effective, and quick method to perform pipeline leak testing or maintenance modifications without draining the system. Using liquid nitrogen, International Flow isolates your problem area in the pipeline or vessel by freezing the product inside the pipeline to form a solid plug.
Indoor / Outdoor Pipe Freeze Plugs
IFT’s Indoor Pipe Freeze Plug Services Enable Critical Pipe Systems Remain Online and with NO Costly Shutdowns or System Drain-downs!
For 40+ years, IFT ranks top Nationally for our fast response time servicing indoor and outdoor pipe freeze plugging systems to prevent unwanted shutdowns. IFT remains committed and proud to offer 2” - 36” Pipe Freeze Plugs Nationwide. IFT as offers Industrial Pipe FreezePlug Services and we have a few jobs where we narrowed down a leak on a 12-mile stretch of crude oil to 600' of pipe. 300 feet of pipe was exposed and the leak was promptly located and repaired. Pipe Freeze Plugging is a cost effective alternative to our mechanical Linestop services and is designed to isolate sections of pipe where valves are in tight areas, unavailable or inoperable. Through a combination of IFT’s Hot Tap / Wet Tap, Line Stopping, and Pipe Leak Detection Freeze Plug Services, we can guarantee that your pipe systems will stay in service.
Pipe freeze plug technology is a simple, cost-effective method to perform pipeline maintenance or modifications without draining. Using liquid nitrogen or CO2 to isolate the problem area in the pipeline by freezing the product inside the pipe to form one or more solid ice pipe freeze plugs. This allows for very little drain-down or refill, having to bleed problematic air out of pipes during refills, and in many cases, no system downtime. Once the pipe work is complete, the freeze plugs are thawed and are back in operation. Standard pipe freeze plugs range in size from 1/2" to 36" outside diameter (OD) and can be performed on most fluids. Pipe freeze plugs are constantly monitored and are designed to withstand up to 3,000 PSI line pressure. Independent laboratory tests have documented that no physical change in the structural integrity of the pipe occurs due to the controlled freezing process using liquid nitrogen. Another benefit of pipe freeze plugs over the mechanical line stopping method is that there are no bulky fittings left behind on the pipeline system and can be performed in tight locations.
Pipe freezing can be performed on a variety of pipes, including:
1/2" to 36" (13mm to 914.4mm) OD
CoCast & Ductile Ironated & Lined Pipe
Vertical, Horizontal, Inclined
Out of Round Carbon Steel
Internally / Externally Coated
Cement Lined / CMLC
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Pipe Freeze Plug Videos:
Jeff Maichel of in Watford City, North Dakota completing a 16" freeze plug looking for freeze fractures within a 5 mile stretch of crude oil pipeline. IFT used its 400 gallon nitrogen freeze truck to access hard to reach areas on this job.
International Flow Technologies (IFT) Completed a freeze plug on a was in Wichita, Kansas on a project with SemCrude and with Gore Nitrogen working on a 12" steel pipeline freeze job and we are going to cut a section of pipe out to add caps to hydro-static test in each direction.
This job was 4"- 8" pipe freezes completed at the Washington D.C. at the Dulles International Airport. The pipeline modification was on the data cooling lines.
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