Pipe Freezing Key Advantages:
Why you should choose pipe freezing
- Maximises system uptime
- Absolute shutoff no leaks
- Cost effective
- Saves time, work can be conducted in normal business hours
- Environmentally friendly no wastage of water, chemicals, glycol or other pipeline contents
- Provides isolation for leak detection
Pipe Freezing Service
HOW PIPE FREEZING WORKS
When you have a project requiring works to a pipeline system, Pipefreezer provides a quick solution – in most cases, we can perform a pipe freeze without the system having to be shut down, thus maximising your plant’s uptime. We pipe freeze using liquid nitrogen, which enables the safe fluid isolation of almost any type of liquid in almost any size pipe.
Using specialist equipment and techniques, a line stop is created in a timely and cost efficient manner via the formation of a solid ice, or cryogenic, freeze plug within the pipeline. Once formed, a freeze plug is highly reliable, can withstand very high pressures in excess of 2000 PSI and is able to be maintained for as long as required while the project is completed.
We service all industries, including the HVAC, plumbing, engineering and fire services sectors, encompassing industrial, commercial and domestic situations that involve fluid isolation in pipes ranging from 15mm–600mm.
Watch Our Video of 4 x 300mm Freezes Held for 18 Hours!
THE PIPEFREEZER DIFFERENCE
The Pipefreezer Group of companies is 100% Australian owned and operated with a combined experience of more than 50 years. We have successfully completed in excess of 250,000 pipe freezes in that time and our technicians have become the most experienced in the country.
- Customer first
- Expert technical knowledge
- Highly experienced
- 24/7 service
- Safety focused
- Same day quotes
We have performed pipe freezing just about everywhere, from multi-story buildings, hospitals, five star hotels, schools, remote mining operations to power plants.
WHO WE WORK WITHPartnership sectors & how we can help you
Pipefreezer specialises and offers significant value to the HVAC industry. Whether your project is a new branch line or upgrading a new chiller, we save you time and resources by not having to do a full system drain down.
Pipefreezer operates 24/7 and can assist with your emergency plumbing job so whether your cutting in new valves or moving a meter, we’ll help you get the job done quickly and efficiently and in most cases pipe freezing means there is no need to shut the system down.
Don’t risk occupants to harm in the event of a fire, our pipe freezing services keep your system up and running while pipeline maintenance or modifications are completed. So whether changing out a sprinkler head, moving a hose reel or a more complex situation, we help you efficiently achieve your project outcomes.
Pipefreezer offers a number of solutions directly to property management companies. Keeping services on for tenants is of critical concern, by utilising our pipe freezing services, in most instances there is no need to shut the system down, therefore saving time, money and minimising impact to your tenanancies.
Some of our clients
A timely and cost-effective method of fluid isolation in a pipeline system to allow maintenance or modifications to be carried out. Pipe freezing is an environmentally friendly alternative to draining down a system and it’s much faster. An effective ‘cryo’ plug allows operations to continue with minimal disruptions.
Our special projects team can be deployed anywhere in Australia or where your project requires us.
Recent examples are multiple freezers on a remote mining site and 5 star hotel at Uluru. In addition we have provided advice and expertise in oil & gas projects in the Timor Sea and mining operations in Papua New Guinea and Nigeria.
Isolate the location of your leaking pipe using a freeze plug and line stop. Our pipe freezing technology means no matter how complicated your pipeline system is, our leak detection is fast, efficient and involves minimal fluid wastage.
Hot tapping, or pressure tapping, is the method of making a connection to an existing pipeline without the interrupting or emptying of that section of pipe. This means that a pipeline can continue to be in operation whilst modifications are being done to it. Hot Tapping can be completed on a variety of liquids including chilled, heating and condenser water as well as waste and potable water systems.