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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FBOS (Foambag Operation on Stubs) is a method of replacing short lengths of T1 stubs/stranded mains for diameters of 4” up to 6” including one-way fed in sensitive locations or where access onto the main is restricted

FBOS – Foambag Operation On Stubs

The ESEAL technique is used for the safe, remote, 100% abandonment of unwanted sections of gas main, including the last transition joint. ESEAL is the replacement technique for Live Stub End Abandonment.


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