HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs

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Effective Sealing is Simple!

The HFT Pipestoppers® range of Aluminium Test Plugs are specifically designed for heavy duty applications and are suitable for arduous duties such as immersion in chemicals and/or exposure to higher temperatures.

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Typical applications for aluminium plugs involve plumbing operations, domestic and industrial water, drainage systems as well for offshore operations. They are negatively buoyant for sub-sea work and can be used in all kinds of pipes and materials for leak testing, isolation, sealing, stopping and even for weld purging.

The standard seals are made from natural rubber and special rubber seals are available for applications where greater resistance to chemicals and / or temperatures is required.

 

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Suitable for Weld Purging too

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques manufacture and supply HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers to complement the HFT Pipestoppers® range of Nylon Expanding Drain Test Plugs and Stoppers.

The HFT Pipestoppers® range of Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are heavy duty, high temperature resistant and suitable for arduous duties such as immersion in chemicals

The HFT Pipestoppers® range of Aluminium Test Plugs can be used for leak testing, isolation, sealing, stopping and purging pipework in ducting and conduit, swimming pools, masking in painting and casting industries.

A variety of rubber sealing rings are available including natural rubber, silicone, nitrile, neoprene, viton and a friction free washer to ease tightening of the wing nut is a standard feature.

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are available for entries and exits from 1.5" to 36" (38 to 900 mm).

All Plugs conform to British Standards BS8005 and BS EN752-4 for low pressure testing and sealing of pipes.

These HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers can be used as Drain Test Plugs, Sewerage Test Plugs, Waste Test Plugs, Scupper Plugs, Plumbing, Welding Purge Plugs and many more applications.

Standard sizes of HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are available for immediate delivery.

 

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Leak Testing, Isolation, Sealing, Stopping

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The standard seals on the HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are made from natural rubber.

Synthetic rubber seals are available for petrochemical applications where greater resistance to a variety of materials is required.

Available synthetic options are:

• Silicone
• Nitrile
• Neoprene
• Viton

Each HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Drain Test Plug expands to suit a variety of dimensions within its range.

Effective sealing is simple. HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers merely need inserting into a pipe or other opening and the wing nut to be turned clockwise. The rubber ring will expand and provide a positive seal.

Tightening of the wing nuts are simple by the use of friction free washers.

Sizes range from 1.5" to 36" (38 to 900 mm) and great for leak testing, isolation, sealing, stopping and even for the weld purging of pipework too.

 

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Opportunities for Use and Applications

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As well as for use in weld purging applications, HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plug and Stoppers have a wide variety of other applications including:

Plumbing operations throughout the whole of industry, domestic and industrial water, sewage and drainage systems.

Ducting and conduit, swimming pools, masking in painting and casting industries, as leak test plugs for all pipework fabrications and many others.

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Drain Test Plugs are also used to seal and protect tanks, vessels and containers during transportation, particularly when they are pressurised with inert gas.

 

 

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Size range 1.5 to 36" (38 to 900 mm)

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HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are suitable for leak testing, isolation, sealing, stopping and even for the purging of pipework in size range 1.5 to 36" (38 to 900 mm).

Outlets on the Plugs (for gas or liquid connections):

Plug Diameters up to 6" (150* mm)
• 0.5 BSP (12 mm) diameter outlet

Plug Diameters 6 to 18" (150* to 450 mm)
• 1" BSP (25 mm) diameter outlet

Plug Diameters 20" (500 mm) upwards
• 2" BSP (50 mm) diameter outlet

(* The 6" (150 mm) Plug comes with a 0.5" (12 mm) or a 1" (25 mm) Outlet for your preference).

Further size specification details are shown on the 'Ordering' tab.

The standard seals are made from natural rubber. Other available options are silicone, nitrile, neoprene and viton.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1.0 Can the plugs be used as a permanent stopper in pipes?

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs can be used effectively as a permanent stopper. The wings can be cropped to prevent tampering.

2.0 Will HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Drain Test Plugs withstand attacks from various acids, alkalis and chemicals.

Technical data sheets about the chemical resistance of different materials is available on request.

3.0 What if HFT Pipestoppers® natural rubber rings deteriorate in the presence of my special chemicals, gases or fluids?

Synthetic sealing rings are available, made from nitrile, neoprene, silicone and viton rubbers which will resist attack by many harmful products.

4.0 What is the maximum working temperature for the HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers?

The natural rubber rings can be used up to 80˚C (176˚F) in continuous use.

For higher temperatures, we manufacture rings made from silicone that can be used up to 300˚C (572˚F) and viton, which can be used up to 350˚C (662˚F).

Technical data sheets about the resistance of various rubbers to all temperatures and materials are available on request.

5.0 I have a hole to seal, where your plug won't quite seal well enough, but the next size up is too big. Do you have any in between sizes?

The user can extend the range of each plug by a few millimetres by using an exterior rubber seal on top of the ring provided.

More details are available on request.

6.0 Can I have the plugs made as a branded product?

Yes, we can supply the screw caps in your own house colours as well as black or white. Caps can be provided with your name, initials or logo printed on them.

7.0 What pressures can the plugs withstand?

A pressure chart for HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Testing Plugs is shown on the leaflet. (See the Downloads tab.)

Plugs can be braced to assist in greater stability.

 

Note: For effective sealing, internal surfaces of cavities must be clean and dry.

Pressure ratings may be affected by poor, slippery or dirty surfaces.

Some smooth surfaces may not be effective and may need to be roughened.

 

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Shipping Information, Weights and Dimensions

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Customs Tariff:

European Customs Tariff: 4016 9997
International Customs Tariff: 4016 999 0900
United States Customs Tariff: 7326 90 8585
Canada Customs Tariff: 7326 90 8585

Product Codes and Sizes:

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Test Plugs and Stoppers are available for immediate delivery in a range of standard sizes.

There are 3 tables below showing the 3 available types of BSP outlets:

0.5" BSP Outlet (12 mm Diameter Outlet)
1.0" BSP Outlet (25 mm Diameter Outlet)
2.0" BSP Outlet (50 mm Diameter Outlet)

 

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs with 0.5" BSP Outlet

PART Nº OUTLET PRODUCT SIZES SIZE RANGE WEIGHT

PSP3040
PSP3050
PSP3060
PSP3075
PSP3085
PSP3100
PSP3115
PSP3125
PSP3150

0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP
0.5" BSP

1.5"
2"
2.5"
3"
3.5"
4"
4.5"
5"
6"

40 mm
50 mm
65 mm
75 mm
90 mm
100 mm
115 mm
125 mm
150 mm

36 - 48 mm
49 - 60 mm
62 - 75 mm
73 - 85 mm
84 - 95 mm
94 - 110 mm
108 - 120 mm
121 - 135 mm
148 - 163 mm

0.2 kg
0.2 kg
0.3 kg
0.3 kg
0.4 kg
0.4 kg
0.5 kg
0.7 kg
0.7 kg

PSPS1000
PSPS1001
0.5" BSP nipple
0.5" BSP swivel nut, tail piece & washer

 

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs with 1" BSP Outlet

PART Nº OUTLET PRODUCT SIZES SIZE RANGE WEIGHT

PSP4150
PSP4175
PSP4200
PSP4225
PSP4250
PSP4275
PSP4300
PSP4325
PSP4350
PSP4375
PSP4400
PSP4450

1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP
1" BSP

6"
7"
8"
9"
10"
11"
12"
13"
14"
15"
16"
18" 

150 mm
180 mm
200 mm
228 mm
250 mm
275 mm 300 mm
325 mm
350 mm
375 mm
400 mm
450 mm

148 - 164 mm
178 - 185 mm
175 - 205 mm
213 - 230 mm
235 - 255 mm
270 - 290 mm
298 - 315 mm
314 - 350 mm
345 - 376 mm
365 - 400 mm
390 - 425 mm
440 - 475 mm

0.8 kg
1.5 kg
1.5 kg
1.7 kg
2.0 kg
2.5 kg
3.0 kg
4.0 kg
4.5 kg
4.5 kg
6.1 kg
7.6 kg

PSPS1022
PSPS1025
White 1" BSP cap
White 1" BSP nipple cap

 

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs with 2" BSP Outlet

PART Nº OUTLET PRODUCT SIZES SIZE RANGE WEIGHT

PSP4500
PSP4525
PSP4550
PSP4600
PSP4650
PSP4675
PSP4700
PSP4750
PSP4815
PSP4825
PSP4850
PSP4900

2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP
2" BSP

20"
21"
22"
24"
26"
27"
28"
30"
32"
33"
34"
36"

500 mm
525 mm
550 mm
600 mm
650 mm
675 mm
700 mm
750 mm
815 mm
825 mm
850 mm
900 mm

495 - 520 mm
520 - 555 mm
534 - 569 mm
590 - 630 mm
640 - 675 mm
660 - 690 mm
680 - 705 mm
735 - 760 mm
790 - 825 mm
814 - 845 mm
840 - 880 mm
890 - 925 mm

14.4 kg
16.0 kg
18.0 kg
22.0 kg
25.0 kg
26.5 kg
27.0 kg
28.0 kg
32.0 kg
35.0 kg
37.0 kg
37.0 kg




Spare Rubber Seals and Optional Type of Materials

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE LENGTH OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSPS2013
PSPS2019
PSPS2025
PSPS2032
PSPS3038
PSPS3050
PSPS3063
PSPS3075
PSPS3085
PSPS3100
PSPS3115
PSPS3125
PSPS3150
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
Natural Rubber Sealing Ring
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
50 mm
65 mm
75 mm
90 mm
100 mm
115 mm
125 mm
150 mm
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
4 1/2"
5"
6"
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
48 - 65 mm
60 - 77 mm
70 - 87 mm
83 - 97 mm
95 - 110 mm
114 - 130 mm
121 - 142 mm
148 - 162 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
30 mm
32 mm
30 mm
30 mm
33 mm
33 mm
37 mm
37 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms
80 gms
130 mm
140 mm
148 mm
160 mm
216 mm
280 mm
390 mm


Excellent physical properties including abrasion resistance.
General Temperature Range -20ºc to +70ºc

 

Silicone Rubber Rings

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE LENGTH OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSPS4013
PSPS4019
PSPS4025
PSPS4032
PSPS4038
PSPS5050
PSPS5063
PSPS5075
PSPS5085
PSPS5100
PSPS5125
PSPS5150
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
Silicone Sealing Ring
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
50 mm
65 mm
75 mm
90 mm
100 mm
125 mm
150 mm
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
5"
6"
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
48 - 65 mm
60 - 77 mm
70 - 87 mm
83 - 97 mm
95 - 110 mm
121 - 142 mm
148 - 162 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
30 mm
32 mm
30 mm
30 mm
33 mm
37 mm
37 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms
80 gms
130 mm
140 mm
148 mm 160 mm
280 mm
390 mm

Good weathering and electrical insulation, food approved and flame retardant.
General Temperature Range -70ºc to +250ºc

 

Nitrile Rubber Rings

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE LENGTH OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSPS6013
PSPS6019
PSPS6025
PSPS6032
PSPS6038
PSPS7050
PSPS7063
PSPS7075
PSPS7085
PSPS7100
PSPS7125
PSPS7150
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
Nitrile Sealing Ring
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
50 mm
65 mm
75 mm
90 mm
100 mm
125 mm
150 mm
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
5"
6"
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
48 - 65 mm
60 - 77 mm
70 - 87 mm
83 - 97 mm
95 - 110 mm
121 - 142 mm
148 - 162 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
30 mm
32 mm
30 mm
30 mm
33 mm
37 mm
37 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms
80 gms
130 mm
140 mm
148 mm
160 mm
280 mm
390 mm

Moderate mechanical properties.
Excellent resistance to petroleum based fluids, oils, solvents, greases, but only moderate to aromatic hydrocarbons.
General Temperature Range -20ºc to +110ºc

 

Viton Rubber Rings

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE LENGTH OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSPS8013
PSPS8019
PSPS8025
PSPS8032
PSPS8038
PSPS9050
PSPS9063
PSPS9075
PSPS9085
PSPS9100
PSPS9125
PSPS9150
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
Viton Rubber Sealing Ring
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
50 mm
65 mm
75 mm
90 mm
100 mm
125 mm
150 mm
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
5"
6"
12 mm
17 mm
25 mm
31 mm
37 mm
48 - 65 mm
60 - 77 mm
70 - 87 mm
83 - 97 mm
95 - 110 mm
121 - 142 mm
148 - 162 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
30 mm
32 mm
30 mm
30 mm
33 mm
37 mm
37 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms
80 gms
130 mm
140 mm
148 mm
160 mm
280 mm
390 mm

Excellent resistance to ozone, oxygen, mineral oil, synthetic hydraulic fluids, aromatics and many organic solvents and chemicals.
General Temperature Range -40ºc to +220ºc

 

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Items available as 'Downloads'

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Leaflets and general sales material are available to everyone visiting our website.

Restricted access items are shown at the end of this Download section.

 

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs A4 Leaflet

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Technical A3 Leaflet

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs FAQ

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Expansion View

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Customer Satisfaction Reference Letter

HFT Pipestoppers® Plugs and Stoppers Leaflet
showing all available models

HFT Pipestoppers® Plugs and Stoppers Flyer
showing all available models

HFT Pipestoppers® All Pipe Plugs and Stoppers Poster

 

Special Note: The items below are restricted and only available in our Secure Login section.  This is mainly for the protection of our Exclusive Distributor network.  
Should you wish to receive an item mentioned below which is not active as a 'download' link on this page, please contact us or your nearest distributor.

HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs User Instructions Technical Manual
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs User List Customer Reference
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs User List Customer Reference Letter
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs User List Natural Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Price List Rubber Rings
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Price List 0.5 inch BSP
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Price List 1 inch BSP
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs Price List 2 inch BSP
HFT Pipestoppers® Aluminium Plugs User List Technical Data Sheet TDS Rubber Rings

 

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