Stopper Specialists, a division of Groundforce has introduced a new product which is set to significantly impact the stopper market, by reducing costs for customers.
The company which already offers an extensive range of flow control stoppers and pipe testing equipment, and is at the forefront of introducing innovative equipment, has expanded its stoppers range with a new Airtest stopper.
The new Airtest stopper is the smarter option for contractors working in the water utility sector, and is only available in the UK for hire or sale from Stopper Specialists. With a 200mm working range twice that of similar type of stoppers, it can cover concrete pipes ranging in size from 300mm to 700mm. So instead of requiring up to four sets of stoppers for initial joint testing on installation of new drainage pipe lines such as sewerage or rainwater, with the Airtest you only require two sets, resulting in reduced costs. It has proved extremely effective in sealing concrete pipes.
With a lightweight central core it has been specifically manufactured for air testing (4” water over air). It is also very easily inflated using either a stirrup pump or compressor, and has conveniently positioned carrying handles for easier installation.
John Wilson, director of Stopper Specialists said: Part of our business approach is to continue to listen and take on board the requirements of the UK`s contractors by introducing products that help to reduce their costs. The new Airtest stopper certainly ticks that box – a robust drain pipe air testing solution which uses a more flexible stopper where fewer units are required.