Rapid Service Isolation
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