Maintaining a water distribution system demands constant management. As our water infrastructures continue to age, an estimated 20-50% of valves require repair, are non-functional — or worse — non-existent. Pipe repair, valve replacement, and distribution expansion all incur varying costs and risks, which is why it is crucial to find the right solution to mitigate those variables while maintaining control.
Insta-Valve, Hydra-Stop's valve insertion solution, eliminates service disruption and increases safety and savings during planned, routine, or emergency maintenance. Available for all common pipe types in sizes 4- through 24-inch and ideal for potable water, wastewater, and industrial water systems, this solution can install right where a control point is needed, on an existing, in-service water main under pressure.
Installation is quick, easy, and safe, requiring only a simple line tap — a single circular hole cut into the water main — maintaining the pipe's integrity by eliminating the need to ream or sever the line. This permanent asset allows for system control and maintenance in the same manner as a traditional resilient, seated gate valve. Utilizing Insta-Valve can minimize environmental impact and save an average of 40% by preventing the loss of treated water and eliminating 100% of incremental costs associated with planned or emergency shutdown.
Insta-Valve's ability to provide site-specific control allows utilities and municipalities to perform the required maintenance to repair, upgrade, and improve their water infrastructure without impacting service to customers and critical facilities and services, like hospitals or fire protection.
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