HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Pipe Plugs and Stoppers

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Lightweight... but Strong and Highly Resistant Plugs

HFT® Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Pipe Plugs and Stoppers are made of a thicker, stronger, special rubber and have a large range of diameters. These Plugs are an addition to the existing range of inflatable, aluminium, nylon and steel plugs and stoppers. The special rubber is very resistant to higher pressure and petrochemical fluids and vapours.

These Rubber Inflatable Plugs take only seconds to inflate and are ideal for fast, reliable and safe stopping and blocking of pipes, joints, channels, inlets and a number of other uses.

These lightweight, easy to remove Rubber Inflatable Plugs are resistant from -40° to 70°C and highly resistant to oils, hydrocarbons and petrochemicals.

Tough, durable, with a long life, they have quick disconnect fittings and can be used temporarily or for long term use. Each plug covers a range of sizes from 35 mm to 2000 mm (1.5" to 78") in diameter.

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Fast, Reliable and Safe

01W RubberInflatablePipePlugsThese new Inflatable Rubber Plugs each have a wide diameter range and are suitable for use in petrochemical applications, as well as many others.

The Plugs can be inflated quickly to working pressure and are resistant to most hydrocarbon gases and fluids.

Inflatable Rubber Plugs are ideal for fast, reliable and safe stopping and blocking of pipes, joints, channels, inlets and a number of other uses.

 

 

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Quick, Safe and Easy to Use
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Inflatable Rubber Plugs are used during new pipline installation or for carrying out routine maintenance and repairs.

They seal off sections of a pipe quickly, safely and are very simple to use.

Inflation can be carried out almost instantly with a compressor and they can be inflated with hand or foot pumps too.

Key features include:

  • Flexible
  • Easy to install
  • Takes only seconds to inflate
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to removal
  • Resistance from -40ºC to 70ºC
  • High resistance against oils, hyrdocarbons and petrochemicals
  • Tough, durbale and have a long-life
  • Quick disconnect fittings
  • Temporary or long term use
  • Easy to handle

 

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Ideal for Blocking Pipes, Tubes and Dams

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The size range for the Inflatable Rubber Plugs is 35 mm to 2000 mm (1.5" to 78").

They Plugs are manufactured from high quality rubber, comprising a mix of styrene, butadiene and isoprene.

Temperature range from -40ºC to 70ºC.

These HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs are highly resistant against oils, hyrdocarbons and petrochemicals.

Typical applications include:

  • Blocking pipes, tubes, dams, inlets, storage tanks, manholes and channels.
  • For use in water, sewage, fluid production (milk, beer, chemicals), petrochemical, pharmaceutical, gas pipeline systems.
  • Restricting, diverting and bypassing flow during pipeline maintenance or modifiction.
  • Keeping pipeline free of dirt and contaminants by capping and blocking the ends.
  • Can be floated down pipes and stopped at a desired location by holding onto the inflation hose. 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1.0 What is the size range of the Inflatable Rubber Plugs?

The sizes available are 35 mm to 2,000 mm (1.5 to 78").

2.0 Are the Inflatable Rubber Plugs suitable for petrochemical applications?

Yes, the new Inflatable Rubber Plugs are suitable for use in petrochemical applications, as well as many others.

3.0 What material are the Inflatable Rubber Plugs made out of?

The Plugs are manufactured from high quality rubber, comprising a mix of styrene, butadiene and isoprene. 

4.0 What is the working pressure range of the Plugs?

Available in 1.0 to 2.5 bar options. 6 bar available in sizes below 24” (600 mm).

5.0 Does one plug cover a range of sizes?

Yes, some models of the rubber pipe plugs cover a size range which provides a cost effective method of plugging for the customer - you only have to purchase 1 plug.

6.0 Is the set-up complicated?

No, inflating the plug is very simple, just a standard quick disconnect fitting from compressor to plug.

7.0 Do the plugs have a by-pass arrangement?

Yes, we have rubber pipe plugs available that are fitted with a by-pass arrangement in 1/2”, 1”, 2”, 3” and 4” (13, 25, 50, 75 and 100 mm) diameter depending on plug size. These are often used in conjunction with the solid plugs for blocking and then draining or for pressure testing. Multiple bypass arrangement available.

8.0 How do I retrieve the plug after installation?

Metal lugs are attached to the top of the rubber pipe plug which can be used to connect wire or rope so that retrieval after use is very easy. NOTE: All Plugs must be braced prior to use.

9.0 Do these plugs take a long time to deflate after use?

No, as soon as the air line is disconnected the plugs instantly deflate, it takes a matter of seconds.

10. Can they be used for testing?

Yes, for water and air. Often used in manholes and
sewers. Large usage in the repair of sewer pipes.

11. What is the temperature range?
-40 to 700ºC.

 

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Shipping Information, Weights and Dimensions

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Customs Information:

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs

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:

The table below shows the range of Inflatable Rubber Plugs together with the minimum and maximum range as well inflatation pressure and back pressure.

These HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs are available in a small and large diameter range.  

  

 

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All dimensions are based on the imperial system. Sizes shown in mm are only mathematic conversions of the imperial dimensions and are not intended to represent metric standards.

PART Nº DESCRIPTION

RANGE

min / max

  INFLATION
PRESSURE
BAR
BACK
PRESSURE
TOLERANCE
DEFLATED
diameter
mm
LENGTH
mm

WEIGHT
kg

RPP3570
RPP5010
RPP7015
RPP1020
RPP1530
RPP2040
RPP2050
RPP3060

RRP5010
RRP6012
RRP6515
RRP1002
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35
45
70
100
150
200
200
300

500
600
650
1000
70
100
150
200
300
400
500
600

1000
1200
1500
2000
  2.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5

1.5
1.5
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5

0.5
0.5
0.3
0.3
33
43
68
91
140
187
187
286

486
586
595
860
210
280
375
550
550
650
800
850

1150
1300
2500
3000
0.3
0.4
0.6
1.15
2.1
3.1
4.5
9.5

26.5
35
70
190

 

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Items available as 'Downloads'

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HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs A4 Leaflet

HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs FAQ

HFT Pipestoppers® Plugs and Stoppers Leaflet
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HFT Pipestoppers® Plugs and Stoppers Flyer
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HFT Pipestoppers® All Pipe Plugs and Stoppers Poster

 

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HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs User Instructions Technical Manual
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs User List Customer Reference
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs Certificate of Conformity
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs Technical Notes
HFT Pipestoppers® Inflatable Rubber Plugs Price List

 

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