Indoor Pipe Freezing, Freeze Plugging & Ice Plug Services
Pipe freeze plugging is a simple, cost-effective method to perform pipeline maintenance or pipe modifications without draining. Using liquid nitrogen, IFT can isolate the problem area in the line by freezing the product inside the pipeline to form one or more solid freeze plugs. This allows for very little drain-down or refill, and in many cases, no system downtime. Once the work is complete, the pipeline freezes are thawed and the pipeline is back in operation. Standard line freezes range in size from 1/2" to 36" OD and can be performed on most fluids including petrochemicals.
Our repeat customers include power plants, hospitals, industrial companies, mechanical contractors, hotels, and manufacturing facilities. With the use of liquid nitrogen, pipe freezing is accomplished by establishing a secure and solid ice freeze plug to isolate pressures in excess of 3000 psi.
Need a pipe freeze? Feel free to call our closest location
Corporate Headquarters Call: 1-800-221-3332
Oklahoma City, OK
INTERNATIONAL FLOW SERVICE FREEZE PLUGS ARE CONSTANTLY MONITORED AND ARE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND UP TO 3,000 PSI LINE PRESSURE. INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TESTS HAVE DOCUMENTED THAT NO PHYSICAL CHANGE IN THE STRUCTURAL MATRIX OF THE PIPE OCCURS DUE TO THE CONTROLLED FREEZING PROCESS.
Pipe freeze plugs can be performed in most locations, including:
Pipe freeze plugs can be performed on a variety of pipes, including:
|Malls & Shopping Centers||1/2" to 36" (13mm to 914.4mm) OD|
|Fossil Fuel Power Plants||CoCast & Ductile Ironated & Lined Pipe|
|Nuclear Power Plants||Vertical, Horizontal, Inclined|
|Hotels & Apartment Complexes||Out of Round Carbon Steel|
|Paper Mills||Stainless Steel|
|Hospital & Institutions||Titanium|
|Industrial & Commercial Production Facilities||Aluminum|
|Water & Sewage Treatment||Copper|
|Fire Protection Systems||Cast Iron|
|Chemical & Petrochemical Plants||Internally / Externally Coated|
|Commercial Buildings||Cement Lined / CMLC|
|Ships / Cargo|
|Isolation for Hydrostatic Testing|
|Isolation for repairs or modification|