• Trust IFT's 35+ years experence performing,

    Line Stops!

    IFT has been line stopping pipeline since 1980 and has been using various types of line stopping heads depending on size of pipe. The "Pivot Head" illustrated on the left can hold pressures ranging through 1000 PSI. read more

  • IFT's hot tapping services,

    Range 1/2"- 96"

    A pipeline hottap is completed first, then the linestop machine is attached to temporary valve, pressure is equalized and a Linestop is hydraulically or mechanically pushed into pipeline to plug the pipe. read more

  • A benifit of using IFT's Linestop Services is,

    No System Downtime!

    Pressures through 500 psi and temperatures through 500 deg. F. Once linestop seals flow, pipeline modifications can be made without having to drain the system. read more

  • Hottap, Linestop and Pipe Bypass Services on

    All Pipe Types

    The image on the left, IFT is performing a line stop with a bypass on HDPE pipeline. Notice how IFT's bypass is built into the linestop machine for ease of bypassing the pipeline system. read more

  • Hot Tapping, Line Stopping +++

    Nationwide Services.

    International Flow Technologies was established in 1980 and has been involved in critical pipeline solutions around the globe since and is why you should trust our services.

  • Line stop Services

    Range 1/2"- 72"

    Pipeline line stops isolate a section of pipe, stopping its flow. IFT provides the most advanced line stop services available today! Sizes from 1/2" - 72" on any type of pipeline. read more

  • IFT can supply longterm bypassing services that,

    Range 1/2"- 48"

    IFT can bypass a section of pipe, without an interruption of its flow. IFT provides the most advanced line stopping and bypassing service available today! read more

  • Line Stop with Valve Replacement Service

    Valves of ALL sizes

    IFT can perform a valve replacement on steam systems, air lines, chemical lines and chilled water systems anywhere, any time. Changes to your manufacturing plant and piping systems can be solved without an outage. read more

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About Us

IFT was established in 1980

Involved in critical pipeline solutions around the globe for 35+ years. From keying on large diameter sewage bypasses for the city of Las Vegas, to complicated water system conversions for San Salvador, IFT has performed thousands of hot taps, live valve installations, pipe freeze plugs, linestops and insert valve installations. We have been educated with the help of raw experience over the years. Click the following link to view a few of our current featured jobs.
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Nationwide Services

Call Toll Free: 1-800-221-3332
 

We provide pipeline solutions, including: emergency responses for turn-key bypassing of pipelines, hot tapping, line stopping, and valve installation services. IFT is capable of handling modifications to most piping systems.
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International Flow Technologies (IFT)

Linestop illustrationInternational Flow Technologies: Established in 1980, IFT has been involved in critical pipeline solutions around the globe.  From large diameter sewage bypasses, to complicated water system conversions for San Salvador, IFT has performed thousands of hot taps, live valve installations, pipe freezes, linestops and pipe bypasses. We have been educated with the help of raw experience and routinely complete our customer’s jobs the 1st time every time.

We offer many services that can assist in managing your pipeline system, without a shut down. The state-of-the-art services we provide, such as PipeFreezing, Hot Tapping, and Valve Inserting, are available to retrofit your piping systems “Live.” Trust the 30 plus years of experience of PipeFreeze.com, InternationalFlow.com, Linestop.com, 2lBin.com pipeline tools and the consulting services of Leakdog.com for all of your pipeline projects.

Contact us today by clicking the circle links below to get a free quote for your pipeline needs.

Free Hottap Linestop Bypass Quote FormValve Replacement Quote Form

Pipe Linestop Sizes and Options:

54-60inch LinestopsSizes and Bypass Options: 1/2” through 72” Line stopping capabilities.  Our equipment has optional by-pass capabilities through the machinery, which eliminate the need for additional bypass taps. IFT offers “Full size” built-in bypasses on machinery through 48” if flow concerns are an issue.

Folding head machinery is available for reduced entry, at a reduced cost and weight; with a reduced by-pass size as well. Numerous Linestop® machines can be used to isolate and by-pass a system. For example: 4 way tees allow a bypass to each leg without a separate bypass tap.

Choose your Linestop® Company Wisely  

- Jeff Maichel

Linestop Pipeline

Linestop® bypass illustrationTypes of Pipelines: We have years of experience working with CMLC, Concrete Cylinder, Pretension, Pre-Stressed, Riveted Steel, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, PVC, C-900, Copper, Galvanized Steel, Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Transite (A/C), Techite, RCP, and Fiberglass, just to name a few.     
Pressure and Temperatures: Being a Municipal service provider, IFT’s pressure capabilities are generally performed under 500 psi. & 400 degrees(F). On special applications, IFT can perform higher pressure projects and has allies that specialize in High Pressure applications. Please contact us for more information.

Linestop Completion Plugs:

Completion plug illustrationCompletion Plugs: IFT Completion Flanges and Plugs come in many styles. These are used to allow removal of the temporary Linestop® Valve after work is completed so the valves can be used on the next project. Blind flanges are left at the Linestop® location and can be removed and re-stopped at a future date.

Line Stop Experience:

30 inch folding head linestop in Lynchburg VAIFT has performed line stops on: Crude Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas, Domestic Water, Reclaimed Water, Potable Water, Chemicals, Wastewater, Sewage, Steam, Chilled Water, Heated Water, and many other products.