Live Gas Service Isolation
Live Gas Service Isolation was developed at the request of the gas industry for a safe alternative to the traditional method of cutting service pipes in live gas conditions.
The Steve Vick International Service Pipe Isolator technique offers a safe method of severing a live gas steel service in ‘no-gas’ conditions. It is designed either for use in conjunction with Live Service Insertion or simply as a cut-off procedure.
The key component of the kit is a re-useable, under pressure Isolator Clamp which is attached to the service. This has a perpendicular valve for drilling through the pipe and an angled valve for inserting a flow stopper.
The isolator technique is suitable for use on steel services between 3/4″ and 2″ diameter operating at pressures up to 75mbar.
Application & Kit Description
The Isolator technique is suitable for use on steel services between ¾” and 2” diameter operating at pressures up to 75mbar.
The Isolator Kits can be supplied in various formats to suit customer requirements and
can be delivered in purpose-built carrying cases if required. Typically a kit would include
Isolator Clamps in one or more sizes, Steve Vick Drill, a compressed air operated Ratchet and/
or a manual Ratchet and Stopper, with all the associated components.