iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ spheres are available up to 36” and inflatable spheres incorporate a method of manufacture to ensure a monolithic joint free sphere. Ancillary accessories include sphere sizing rings, sizing tapes, inflation tools, sphere lifting tools, sphere transportation cassettes, storage nets and hammocks. iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ also offers an innovative and unique patented storage coating to protect from UV and humidity degradation and attack.
Pressure Balance Sphere is yet another innovative product which has been developed by iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ for a major gas line operator. The pressure balance sphere is designed to eliminate the time (up to 12 hours in some cases) required to dissipate any ingressed gas collected during service. It also removes the risk of over inflation and faulty valves and seal plugs. Service costs are eliminated as there is no need for a filling medium and therefore filling and emptying of the sphere are not required.
Benefits of Spheres
- Spheres will pass through short bends, tees and fully opening conduit valves
- Are accepting of pipeline ovality
- Wear evenly
- Available in FDA Food Grade Material
- Reliable sphere tracking can be accommodated by moulding high strength neodymium magnet into the sphere
- iNPIPE PRODUCTS uses high wall thickness inflatable spheres with offers enhanced wear characteristics but also avoids magnets detaching from the sphere and becoming lodged inside the pipeline – an operational fault which can be experienced by competitors thin-wall spheres.
- Automatic sphere launching systems reduce costs