Product

Advanced 90 deg MiniBag Kit

Stock Code: 6074-090

£756.43 ex VAT

Requirement

After the successful development of the Standard MiniBag System, which is capable of exchanging most types of meter taps under no blow conditions for ¾” - 2” inclusive diameters; SGN and Pipetech decided to tackle the challenge of exchanging a semi-concealed meter tap.

In the UK, there are currently two types of semi concealed main tap, both consist of a body which has a 90° bend on the inlet, and the tap itself consists of either an older style taper plug or a ball valve. These taps are in a hostile environment and can deteriorate and start to leak.

The current method to exchange these taps safely requires excavation around the incoming service pipe and mechanically squeezing the pipe in order to stop the gas flow. This is disruptive to both the customer and the public and requires additional resources to be directed to site

The requirement is to develop a kit that can replace the taps without the need for excavation, under no blow conditions.

Concept

Pipetech planned to utilise a MiniBag system, that can be inserted via a gas-tight seal around the 90° bend and past the open valve so that it can be inflated in order to stop the gas flow.

Pipetech was commissioned by SGN to complete this project,
which was funded by the National Innovation Allowance

Features

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Requirement

After the successful development of the Standard MiniBag System, which is capable of exchanging most types of meter taps under no blow conditions for ¾” - 2” inclusive diameters; SGN and Pipetech decided to tackle the challenge of exchanging a semi-concealed meter tap.

In the UK, there are currently two types of semi concealed main tap, both consist of a body which has a 90° bend on the inlet, and the tap itself consists of either an older style taper plug or a ball valve. These taps are in a hostile environment and can deteriorate and start to leak.

The current method to exchange these taps safely requires excavation around the incoming service pipe and mechanically squeezing the pipe in order to stop the gas flow. This is disruptive to both the customer and the public and requires additional resources to be directed to site

The requirement is to develop a kit that can replace the taps without the need for excavation, under no blow conditions.

Concept

Pipetech planned to utilise a MiniBag system, that can be inserted via a gas-tight seal around the 90° bend and past the open valve so that it can be inflated in order to stop the gas flow.

FINDINGS


A ‘gas free’ operation
A single bag, no adaptors required
Easy operation within restricted areas
Lightweight, compact and modular design


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