Category: Archived News

Stockholm – Flow Stopping 24″ Main

Our Special Contract Service team was in Stockholm at the end of April 2005 to flow stop a 24” low pressure gas main in the very heart of the city, outside the government buildings.
A two kilometre section of the main, which was cast iron at one end and steel …

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Sgn Turn To Live Mains Insertion To Replace A Large Diameter Main In Central Glasgow

Replacing large diameter cast iron gas mains in city centres always poses enormous challenges for utility companies. Maintaining supply to businesses and homes, limiting the number and extent of excavations and keeping traffic and pedestrian disruption to a minimum are top of the list.
One hundred and twenty five metres …

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Large Diameter Live Mains Insertion Around The City Of Cheltenham

Morrison Utility Services, who hold the joint Western Gas Alliance contract alongside Amec, were recently contracted by Wales & West Utilities to carry out 3.6 kilometres of gas mains renewal in Cheltenham. The company decided to use the Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method of replacing the cast iron mains by …

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Live Mains Insertion Helps Wales & West Utilities Deliver Top Class Customer Service

The technique was introduced into the UK in the 1980s by British Gas and has been pioneered and enhanced over three decades by Steve Vick International. Essentially, the major advantage of keeping the old cast iron main live whilst inserting it with a new PE pipe, is that customers are …

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Southern Gas Networks Put Customer’s First When Replacing A Gas Riser In London

 
Southern Gas Networks (part of Scotia Gas Networks) has recently renewed a 3” steel gas riser in a four storey block of 45 flats in Southwark, London, using the Live Riser Transfer technique. This enabled the company to replace the service without turning off the supply, thus avoiding inconvenience …

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National Grid Gas Avoid Major Road Closures In London, To Make Way For The Olympics

As part of the push to ensure all gas replacement works are completed before the Olympics arrive in London, National Grid Gas called upon Steve Vick International’s Special Contracts Team to carry out a Live Gas Main Stub End Abandonment on a 12” low pressure cast iron main, in the …

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Gps Pe80 Pipe Is Inserted Using Live Mains Insertion Technique

Located in a busy area of Dudley, the gas mains that run under Shaw Road in the West Midlands town not only serve numerous homes and businesses but are also feeder mains for the local gas network.  West Midlands Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and engineering contractor Morgan …

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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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Speedy Insertion In Wells

Live Gas Mains Insertion is a routine operation for Wales & West Utilities. In this project, they used Steve Vick International’s newly improved 125 pneumatic pushing machine with a 5” ram.
The operation involved inserting 125mm PE into a 6” main in Wells, Somerset. WWU said that they found the …

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

A Special Contracts Team from Steve Vick International recently carried out a flow stopping project for Manx Gas on two 22” gas mains in Douglas, Isle of Man. Located on South Quay, close to a gas holder, the 200 metre sections of two-way fed main were being abandoned so that …

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