MICROSTOP

NOMINATED FOR PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!

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Isolated Leaking Pipe

The Microstop utilises an expanding stopper mechanism, to create a 100% seal proof block, isolating the broken section of pipe. 
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The state-of-the-art MicroStop allows for broken or damaged sections of gas pipes to be repaired whilst the feed remains LIVE. This means no shutdown penalities or customer compensation. How Microstop works

By-Pass

The Microstop utilises an expanding stopper mechanism, to create a 100% seal proof block, isolating the broken section of pipe. 

GDN’s have a “duty of care and responsibility to millions of people... Who rely on the gas for cooking and heating” 

- Dermot Noland, chief executive of OFGEM
 

Gas was provided by a steel supply pipe (above ground), which transitioned to PE pipe below ground level. Pipetech demonstrated how, using the Microstop system, the pipe can be repaired without cutting off the gas supply to residents.

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Transition joints are particularly susceptible to corrosion as can be seen above and can be snapped easily under the slightest pressure. 

Pipetech led an exciting project and provided on-site training to the operational teams from Cadent Gas, which demonstrated the capabilities and significant benefits of the MicroStop equipment.  The project took place on a block of flats in London, where dozens of families were at risk of having their gas supply cut off due to corrosion on the steel supply pipe.

One end of the by-pass feed is fitted on the PE service pipe (under ground) whilst the other is fitted above ground on the riser. This allows the below ground section to be reconfigured, whilst keeping gas supply to the building.

“Several families maintained gas supply throughout a cold winter’s day. Without the MicroStop, they could have been without heating, cooking and hot water - basic human necessities that we take for granted.” 

- James Hodgson, Managing Director, Pipeline Technology

MICROSTOP CAN BE USED IN A VARIETY OF USE CASES ON ALL MULTI-OCCUPANCY BUILDINGS:

THE PE FEED IS BROKEN OR DAMAGED
(RISER TO MAIN)

PIPES THROUGH CONCRETE BALCONIES ARE RUSTED

ANY PART OF THE PIPE IS BROKEN OR
DAMAGED

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SO THERE'S NEVER A REASON TO SHUT OFF THE GAS SUPPLY

“Strengthened gas distribution service standards, including doubling consumer compensation payments if companies fail to meet minimum standards” 

- RIIO-GD2
https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2020/12/final_determinations_-_core_document.pdf

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“Pipeline Technology is committed to creating environmentally sound products. We will soon be launching our ‘Responsible Range’, which are products dedicated to reducing greenhouse gases and carbon footprint, but many of our products have indirect positive benefits on the climate as well.” 

- Kirsten Thatcher, Procurement Director, Pipeline Technology Ltd