Stopper Specialists Launch new Approach to Sealing Pipes and Culverts
Stopper Specialists, a division of Groundforce, continues to expand their product portfolio by introducing the largest sized Lampe Cone Sealing Cushions currently available for hire in the UK, to its already extensive range of specialised inflatable stoppers.
Since the introduction of the Cone Sealing Cushion range to the Stopper Specialists' rental fleet in 2012, there has been growing interest throughout the construction industry, due to the Cone's ability to not only to seal a round pipe, but also irregular shaped culverts and elliptical pipes.
To accommodate the growing interest from contractors, who are looking for effective and alternative options when it comes to sealing large pipes or culverts, Stopper Specialists has been able to react to industry demand with the introduction of these specialist Cone Sealing Cushions.
By using these new cone sealing cushions contractors can alleviate many of the traditional problems faced when considering using stoppers of this magnitude, where extensive preparations would normally be required, including digging up roads in order to remove part of a manhole structure. These cushions may be folded and installed through a standard manhole opening, saving both time and costs.
The Cone Sealing Cushion is also extremely versatile and can be used in various applications. These include, sealing circular pipes with diameters up to 3200mm, and culverts or ovoid pipes which have an inner surface dimension of up to 10m. Weighing less than 180kg, and with the ability to fold the fabric prior to positioning and utilisation, installation is considerably easier than that of the more traditional cylindrical stoppers and they can also be used for regular blanking off, if required.
There has also been increasing interest for this type of sealing cushion for use in controlling stream culverts where remedial work is required, as well as floatation of large diameter pipes on outfall projects.
John Wilson, National Sales Manager for Stopper Specialists said: "We are continually expanding our product range to meet the requirements of our customers; this latest product offering ensures we can offer the most compressive range of stoppers to our customers."