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Industrial Pipe Freeze Plug Services

IFT provides freeze plug services on all industrial pipeline systems to locate small leaks nationwide. We specialize in natural gas, crude oil and petroleum high pressure pipeline systems. All pipelines are prepped by using a pipe inspection gauge or 'pig' to perform various maintenance operations on a pipeline system also known as 'pigging.' Water is then added to replace the fluid to help in the freezing and leak locating process. This is a plugging process IFT specializes in nationwide.

Jeff Maichel, President of IFT, says "chasing a minute leak, that is only losing 1/10 of a pound every 20 minutes is a task our pipe freeze plug specalists are qualified to do here at IFT. We will work tirelessly day and night till the leak is located using our very own liquid nitrogen trucks to help expedite finding leaks."

In the slide show below IFT narrowed down a leak on a 12 mile stretch of crude oil to 600' of pipe. 300 feet of pipe was exposed and the leak was promply located and repaired. A job well done using IFT's services.

  • Freeze Plug hold back 2100 PSI.The line was filled with water and pressurized to 2100 PSI.
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Gas Leak Successfully Located with our Freeze Services

This picture details: The pipeline apparently had a pinhole leak somewhere in a 20 mile stretch. To find the leak, IFT was called to perform FreezePlugs to determine the location of this leak. Kind of like finding a needle in a haystack when the pipe is buried.

The line was filled with water and pressurized to 2100 psi. The FreezePlug was installed at the 10 mile mark. After the FreezePlug was established a noticeable drop in pressure was observed which told us which way to freeze next. The FreezePlug was thawed and IFT moved downstream and froze another location telling which direction the leak was.

After a number of FreezePlugs it was determined that the pinhole leak was in a 300’ stretch so the pipe was stripped of dirt exposing the leak.

Need a pipe freeze? Feel free to call our closest location


Los Angeles, CA: Corp. 800-221-3332
San Jose, CA: 800-545-1185
Nashville, TN: 615-507-4884


Mustang, OK: 281-546-7681
Houston , TX: 832-554-7811
Temecula, CA: 951-926-4849

Jeff Maichel, owner of IFT's, http://www.Freezeplugs.com took this video in Wichita, Kansas providing pipeline freeze plug services on a 12" steel pipeline main that contained crude oil. The pipeline system was prepped by using a pipeline inspection gauge or 'pig' to perform various maintenance operations on a pipeline system also known as 'pigging'. Then water was added to replace the crude oil to help in the freezing process and leak locating.

Jeff says, "chasing a leak and its a pretty minute leak, its only losing 1/10 of a pound every 20 minutes. Just about Christmas time. Working for Rose Rock, SemCrude/SemGroup and we will actually find the leak today. We narrowed it down a bit from 12 mile stretch down to 600 feet." 300 feet of pipe was exposed and the leak was promply located and repaired. A job well done using IFT's services.


Pipe freeze plugs can be performed on a variety of pipes, including:

Titanium
1/2" to 36" (13mm to 914.4mm) OD
CoCast & Ductile Ironated & Lined Pipe
Vertical, Horizontal, Inclined
Out of Round Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Lead
Copper
Brass
Cast Iron
Fiberglass
Transite
Internally / Externally Coated
Cement Lined / CMLC



 

Pipe freeze plugs can be performed in most locations, including:

Malls & Shopping Centers
Fossil Fuel Power Plants
Nuclear Power Plants
Hotels & Apartment Complexes
Paper Mills
Hospital & Institutions
Industrial & Commercial Production Facilities
Telecommunications Industry
Water & Sewage Treatment
Office Buildings
Fire Protection Systems
Refineries
Schools
Chemical & Petrochemical Plants
Commercial Buildings
Hotels
Breweries
Ships
Isolation for Hydrostatic Testing
Leak Locating
Isolation for repairs or modification




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IFT Cut Sheet PDFs
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Contact Details

Corporate: 1-800-221-3332
Murrieta, CA: 951-926-4849
Mustang, OK: 281-546-7681
Nashville, TN: 615-507-4884
Houston, TX: 832-554-7811
International #: 951-926-4849
Fax #: 951-926-2334
Website: www.hottap.com

 

About IFT

Having completed many projects around the USA on water, natural gas, sewage, petroleum and chemical products. Have a look at the new Featured Jobs for more details and specifics on our work. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you in the near future.