Acu-Tech offers a range of Squeeze-off tools in both manual & hydraulic configurations, from 20 mm to 355 mm.
Squeeze off tools are used to stop the flow of fluid or gas in a pipeline, so that repairs can be done, without having to permanently modify the pipeline.
Different diameters of pipe can be accommodated by using the appropriate ‘pipe stop’ setting to ensure the optimum ‘squeeze gap’, which ensures the pipe is not damaged from over-squeezing.
In this way all four squeeze points are accomplished using just one pair of hydraulic cylinders.
The bottom squeeze beam is fitted with ‘pipe stops’. These pipe stops form a positive ‘stop’ between the top and bottom beams, and therefore optimise the squeeze gap.
After squeezing larger sized PE pipe, a re-rounding tool should be used, to ensure the pipe returns to its original dimensions.