Steve Vick International have been offering a wide range of flowstopping techniques, using their signature GIS:LC14 expanding polyurethane foam, since they began in 1981.  Some of our latest innovations include Foambag Operation on Stubs (FBOS), Burstpack and our award winning ESEAL.

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Steve Vick International’s FOAMBAG™ technique has become a gas industry standard method of flow stopping sections of gas main to be abandoned


Pipe sealed using expanding resin foam

FOAMSTOP™ provides a ‘no gas’ method of flow stopping, for small diameter pipes of 3/4″ to 2”, running at low pressures.



A method of permanently sealing dead annular space between Tier 1 metallic pipe and inserted PE


Mini Purge Ejector process

The Mini Purge Ejector is designed as an alternative to the large purge ejectors. Designed for use on mains from 3” to 12” in diameter, it ensures an efficient purge of gas mains to be abandoned.

Mini Purge Ejector