Gas Service Renewal

Rapid Service Isolation

Rapid Service Isolator

Rapid Service Isolator

Rapid Service Isolation is a safe method for cutting a live service, prior to dead insertion, in no-gas conditions.

This new technique developed by Steve Vick International allows an operative to isolate a metallic low pressure service under ‘no gas’ conditions to enable the service to be safely cut and subsequently dead inserted with a new PE pipe.

Currently, the technique is available for low pressure services (up to 75 mbar) with diameters from ¾” to 1¼”, but it is envisaged that larger diameters will subsequently be added.

Features and Benefits:

  • A safe method of cutting through live services in no gas conditions prior to dead insertion
  • Service can be isolated close to main to minimize excavation
  • Takes only a minute to drill the service (5mm hole)
  • Modified jaw locking pliers fit all sizes in the range (¾” to 1¼”)
  • No waiting time once sealant is injected – service can be cut immediately
  • Sealant is inert – no health/ handling hazards
  • If sealant accidentally enters the main it crumbles presenting no interference
  • Part used cartridges can be re-used
  • Easy-to use applicator gun for injecting sealant
  • Kit is compact and lightweight
  • Entire procedure takes less than three minutes
  • Can be used on bends, sockets and Top-tees

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Rapid Service Isolator - Demonstration

Live Service Insertion

Gas Service Insertion

Gas Service Insertion

Our live gas service insertion technique, using our patented FOAMPACK™ product, allows companies to renew gas service pipes without interrupting the mains supply and without excavating in the road or footpath. It is designed for use on steel services up to 2” diameter operating at low pressure.

The FOAMPACK™ system is well proven having been in use as an annular sealant for over 20 years. Our no-gas cut off technique, Live Service Isolation, may be carried out prior to insertion – see below:

Benefits

  • Substantial cost-saving as a repair or cut-off method
  • Avoids the need to excavate in the road or footpath
  • Eliminates risk of personnel working in the highway
  • Annular space sealed with expanding resin foam
  • Quick and easy to use

Products meet GIS/LC14 Specification

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Live Service Insertion - Demonstration

Live Service Transfer

Live Service Transfer

Live Service Transfer

This technique allows a gas service to be partly re-laid and/or transferred to a new main without disrupting the customer’s gas supply.

A solution to the replacement of services to multi-occupancy properties, it also meets the need for renewing uninterruptible supplies such as shops, restaurants and hotels.

Live Riser Transfer is an enhancement of the system. Carried out by our contract service team, it enables the operator to replace an existing property entry point or modify internal pipework under live conditions.

Products meet GIS/SER/6 Specification

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Live Gas Service Isolation

Live Gas Service Isolator

Live Gas Service Isolator

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.

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Live Gas Service Isolator - Demonstration

Gas Service Renewals – Dead - FOAMPACK™

FOAMPACK™

FOAMPACK™

We offer several options for filling the annulus when services are inserted dead.

Our FOAMPACK™ kits are a convenient annular sealant for injecting from the service head adaptor to fill the prescribed length of the old service.

FULLSEAL™

FULLSEAL™

FULLSEAL™

FULLSEAL™ is a thixotropic material designed specifically for the gas industry as an annular gas sealant. It is suitable for use when either PE or Serviflex™ pipe has been inserted.

FULLSEAL™ is inert, containing no harmful chemicals and requires neither mixing nor other preparation before use. It has no odour and can easily be cleaned with water following accidental spillage.

Benefits

  • Low cost
  • Environmentally friendly – inert material
  • Safe – contains no harmful chemicals
  • Clean – spills can be washed off with water
  • Odourless – customer friendly
  • Ready to use – no mixing or preparation required
  • Easily disposed of – unwanted product can be disposed of with normal waste
  • Adaptable – PE can be removed subsequently if required (eg due to third party damage)

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Taper Tool

Service Taper Tool

Service Taper Tool

When dead inserting gas services from outside the premises, it is customary to chamfer the leading edge of the PE pipe to aid speedy insertion.

The Service Taper Tool provides a safe and simple alternative to using a knife or hacksaw to slice a section off the PE to allow it to be pushed easily around even a tight bend into the building.

Now available in 20mm and 25mm sizes.

Live Service Insertion Removal Tool

Live Service Insertion Removal Tool

Live Service Insertion Removal Tool

Cutting through a live inserted metallic service to expose the PE has traditionally proved difficult.

This tool easily removes a section of the inserted metallic pipe, giving a reliable accurate cut and avoiding damaging the PE.

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