HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers

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Will even pass through Small Pipes!

Since the position of the inflatable stopper in the pipe is not critical, it can be put at any angle.

This is particularly useful when inserting into a small opening at the top of a pipe rather than at the end of the pipe. No high pressure equipment is needed for inflation.

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An easy way to stop the flow of gas or liquid along a pipe or duct, for collection of debris and to prevent ingress of unwanted material or animals.

The HFT Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® manufactures a range of standard as well as non-standard Inflatable Stoppers for pipes, ducts and other shaped orifices.

The range includes Spherical, Cylindrical, Rectilinear and Oil Chem models as well as heat protected stoppers for use up to 300°C (572°F).

These versatile HFT® Inflatable Stoppers are used to service a wide variety of industrial applications.

Weld purging to isolate volumes in tanks, to minimise gas purging volumes.

All Inflatable Stoppers are manufactured with a strong internal inflatable bag made to the required shape and covered in waterproof sewn polyurethane coated nylon for low friction and to prevent the production of static electricity or accidental sparking.

 

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HFT Pipestoppers Inflatable Stoppers

The HFT Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques manufactures a range of standard as well as non-standard Inflatable Stoppers for pipes, ducts and other shaped orifices.

The range includes Spherical and Cylindrical models as well as heat protected stoppers for use up to 300°C (572°F).

These versatile Inflatable Stoppers are used to service a wide variety of industrial applications.

Most commonly used for:

Debris stopping during machining operations.

Leak testing of pipework systems in commercial, domestic and industrial applications.

Low pressure hydrostatic tests.

On-site thermoforming of bends in ducting and conduit materials.

Fibre-optic construction projects.

Debris and animal barriers for overnight protection of pipelines.

Weld purging to isolate volumes in tanks, to minimise gas purging volumes.

Plumbing operations.

All HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers are manufactured with a strong internal inflatable bag made to the required shape and covered in a waterproof sewn polyurethane coated nylon for low friction and to prevent the production of static electricity or accidental sparking.

The standard range of HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers are available for immediate delivery, in a variety of shapes with sizes ranging from 1 to 96" (25 to 2440 mm).

 

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All Sizes and All Shapes

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All sizes are available from 1 to 96" (25 to 2440 mm) diameter.

Manufactured using a high quality robust latex inner tube and polyurethane impregnated nylon fabric outer cover.

Supplied fitted with a length of flexible inflation hose and sealing valve.

Cylindrical Inflatable Stoppers that do not invert in a pipe.

Spherical Inflatable Stoppers that are ideal for inserting through a small opening and then inflated to seal a larger diameter pipe.

Rectilinear Inflatable Stoppers for ducting are available as specials, made to order.

Custom designed shapes and sizes and accessories can be supplied as specials, also made to order.

Inflatable Stoppers are available with heat resistant covers to protect them against high temperatures.

 

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Technical Data and Specification

10W-InflatableStoppersEach Inflatable Stopper comes with an inflation hose fitted with a schrader valve.

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers are totally collapsible and lightweight making them easy to handle on site and to ship around the World.

Safe working pressure.

Unbraced is 0.2 bar, (2.8 psi) (200 mb) (20 kpa).

Foot pumps can be supplied where required.

Each Inflatable Stopper is made specifically to suit the ambient conditions.

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers are usually supplied as standard with no through tube. Specials as well as Stoppers with through tubes are available as non-standard.

1 to 24" (25 to 600 mm) Inflatable Stoppers have a 1.4 m hose length, 10 mm ID, 12 mm OD and are fitted with a standard plastic valve with a BSP connection.

25 to 96" (650 to 2440 mm) Inflatable Stoppers have a 2 m inflation hose length, 10 mm ID, 12 mm OD and are fitted with a metal ball valve with a BSP connection.

 

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Most Popular Questions and Answers

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1.0 How do I know when to choose between a mechanical and an Inflatable Stopper?

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers can be inserted and retracted through holes smaller than the one to be sealed.

2.0 How do I prevent the stoppers from being pushed out of the pipe during a pressure test?

It is common to brace the ends of pipes to prevent stoppers sliding out. The HFT Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques can provide further data.

3.0 Will your stoppers be suitable for use in petrochemical pipework where there are hydrocarbon liquids and gases present?

The HFT Pipestoppers® Division manufactures special Inflatable Stoppers for the petrochemical industry where long term resistance to petrochemical oils and vapours is necessary.

 

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Shipping Information, Weights and Dimensions

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Customs Information:

Cylindrical and Spherical Stoppers

European Customs Tariff: 4016 9997
International Customs Tariff: 4016 999 0900
United States Customs Tariff: 4016 95 0000
Canada Customs Tariff: 4016 95 0000

Product Codes and Sizes:

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers are available for immediate delivery in a range of standard sizes.

All Inflatable Stoppers are manufactured in 1" (25 mm) size differences.

The HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers shown below in the following tables have 'no through tubes'.

If you require 'through tubes' in the cylindrical and spherical stoppers or have special size requirements, please contact us or your local Distributor.

1 to 24" (25 to 600 mm) Inflatable Stoppers have a 1.3 m hose length, 10 mm ID, 12 mm OD and are fitted with a standard plastic valve with a BSP connection.

25 to 96" (650 to 2440 mm) Inflatable Stoppers have a 2 m inflation hose length, 10 mm ID, 12 mm OD and are fitted with a metal ball valve with a BSP connection.

HFT Pipestoppers® Cylindrical Inflatable Stoppers

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZES INFLATION PRESSURE SHIPPING DIMENSIONS WEIGHT
PSI0001
PSI0002
PSI0003
PSI0004
PSI0005
PSI0006
PSI0007
PSI0008
PSI0010
PSI0012
PSI0014
PSI0015
PSI0016
PSI0018
PSI0020
PSI0022
PSI0024
PSI0030
PSI0032
PSI0036
PSI0040
PSI0044
PSI0048
PSI0055
PSI0060
PSI0062
PSI0064
PSI0068
PSI0070
PSI0072
PSI0076
PSI0080
PSI0082
PSI0086
PSI0090
PSI0096
Cylindrical Stopper
Cylindrical Stopper
Cylindrical Stopper
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100 mm
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200 mm
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1200 mm
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68"
70"
72"
76"
80"
82"
86"
90"
96"
10 psi
10 psi
10 psi
10 psi
10 psi
10 psi
8 psi
8 psi
5 psi
4 psi
3 psi
3 psi
3 psi
2 psi
2 psi
2 psi
2 psi
2 psi
1.5 psi
1.0 psi
1.0 psi
1.0 psi
1.0 psi
0.5 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
0.25 psi
680 mb
680 mb
680 mb
680 mb
680 mb
680 mb
544 mb
544 mb
340 mb
272 mb
204 mb
204 mb
204 mb
136 mb
136 mb
136 mb
136 mb
136 mb
102 mb
68 mb
68 mb
68 mb
68 mb
34 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
17 mb
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17 x 13 x 12"
17 x 13 x 12"
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0.3 kg
0.3 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.5 kg
0.5 kg
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0.6 kg
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1.0 kg
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1.2 kg
1.2 kg
1.4 kg
1.4 kg
1.4 kg
1.4 kg
1.4 kg
4.8 kg
4.8 kg
4.8 kg
4.8 kg
TBA
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PSIS001 Pump for Inflatable Stoppers  

HFT Pipestoppers® Spherical Inflatable Stoppers

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZES WEIGHT
Sphericial
stoppers are
not stock
items.
Please call to
confirm
application
details with us
and for a lead
time.
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50 mm
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100 mm
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250 mm
305 mm
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1000 mm
1200 mm
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40"
48"
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1.2 kg
PSIS001 Pump for Inflatable Stoppers      

 

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HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers A4 Leaflet

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Flyer showing the available models

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers FAQ

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Chart Expansion Range

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Chart Pressure Range

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Poster

HFT Pipestoppers® All Mechancial Plugs and Stoppers Promotional Poster

 

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HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers User Instructions Technical Manual
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers User Instructions Technical Manual Nitrile
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers User List Customer Reference
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Certificate of Conformity
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Technical Notes
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Price List Cylindrical
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Stoppers Price List Spherical

 

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