What is Line Stopping?
Line stopping or line plugging is a means of isolating a piping system to provide a temporary shut off where none exists. This process serves as a control, or temporary valve, that is removed after alterations or valve replacements have been made.
Line Stopping is most commonly used for:
- Line relocation
- Replacement of defective valves
- Dead ending (abandoning) lines
- Temporary bypass
- Installation of process equipment
- Material testing
- Leak repairs
Our technicians have worked with virtually every type of piping and vessel in service, from fragile asbestos cement pipe to carbon steel tanks.