Colt’s line freezing services provide a non-intrusive method for performing maintenance, repairs, or modifications on pipelines or systems. By temporarily isolating a specific section of the line eliminates the need to shut down or drain the entire system. This results in minimal downtime, reduced production losses, and cost savings. Line freezing services are highly versatile and can be applied to different pipe materials, sizes, and configurations.
Line freezes are reversible, allowing the system to be restored to its normal operating condition once the work is completed. This flexibility eliminates the need for permanent modifications or costly bypass systems.
When performing mechanical line freezing services, Colt technicians utilize specialized freeze jackets or clamps to create a physical barrier around the section of the pipe that requires intervention. These jackets or clamps are chilled using refrigerants or other cooling agents, effectively freezing the pipe and creating a seal. The pipe must be filled solid, with with zero flow. This allows maintenance to be performed without interruption to the remainder of the system, allowing for quicker turnaround and less waste.