Category: Archived News

Isle Of Man – Flow Stopping 2 X 22″ Gas Mains

Located on South Quay, close to a gas holder, the 200 metre sections of two-way fed main were being abandoned so that governors could be installed in order to connect into a medium pressure system.
Two x two-way flow stop operations, using a total of eight bags, were carried out …

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Dyno-rod Uses Drainblock Bag™ To Stop Leakage In Luxury Pool Complex

A leaking drain which was causing waste water to enter the basement pool complex of a luxury Kensington town house was successfully sealed off by Dyno-Rod using the DRAINBLOCK BAG™ technique developed by Steve Vick International.
Dyno-Rod franchisee, Candid Services Ltd of Staines, Middlesex, were called in when the home …

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Cardiff – Blocking Off A 4″ Pipe With Ratstop

The new kitchen in the home was built partly over a previous downstairs cloakroom where the vertical WC drain had not been blocked off. After the owners had moved in they were horrified to find that rats had managed to chew through floorboards and enter the house.
Having tried the …

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Stockholm – Flow Stopping 24″ Main

A two kilometre section of the main, which was cast iron at one end and steel at the other, was to be abandoned. The team installed two double-skin FOAMBAGS™ at each end of the section. Once the expanding foam was cured, the main was vented and then purged using Steve …

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Sellafield, Cumbria

Steve Vick International has been working with Corus Process Engineering (CPE) to provide sealing solutions for redundant sludge and effluent lines at Sellafield.
The latest project is to eliminate any potential fault scenarios on the plant and reduce operator dose uptake during implementation by avoiding the need to drain the …

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Steve Vick Carries Out Pipe Sealing Operations At Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station

Steve Vick International Ltd was recently retained to carry out works at Chapelcross for the nuclear decommissioning company Magnox North.
The works required Steve Vick International engineers to seal off a number of redundant manholes – 43 in total – each containing between two to six inlet and outlet pipes …

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Ukaea, Harwell

The project involved filling a sump and 3-4 metres of redundant 4” clay pipe that contained residual contamination from historic operations. Following several visits to the site and specific workshop trials – and based on previous experience of similar jobs for UKAEA – Steve Vick International successfully completed the sealing …

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Winfrith Power Station

Procord, the company which manages the land and buildings at Winfrith Power Station, needed to safely seal off two 180mm (6”) underground pipes.
These pipes connect pits that are, respectively, 43 metres and 28 metres apart. As the pipes run under a concrete road that would have been costly to …

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Steve Vick Take Part in Contaminated Duct Removal at Sellafield

Specifically, the company was commissioned to design a method of safely removing one metre lengths of ducting without contaminated particles becoming airborne, to carry out on-site trials and subsequently supply application equipment and sealants which Sellafield operatives would be trained to use.
The method devised by Steve Vick involved using …

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Resin Foam Technology Helps Nuclear Decommissioning At Sellafield

Steve Vick International has been involved in a pipe sealing project at Sellafield where “a complex set of decommissioning challenges” exist in dealing with the 60 year old First Generations Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP).
The scope of the work covered the removal of redundant pipework in a high radiation area …

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