Services > CARBER Isolation Service
- 100% Guaranteed Positive Pressure Vapor Barrier
- Seals are Monitored for Integrity to Ensure NO Harmful Vapors Enter the Hot-Work Area
- Upstream Activity is Monitored and Safely Routed Out of Harm’s Way
- Eliminates Extensive Blinding and Scaffolding
- Ability to Perform Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Isolations
The CARBER Isolation Service safely isolates a line for hot-work, guaranteeing safe keeping of property, equipment and personnel. Installing a plumber’s plug or similar device and hoping for the best is never best practice. CARBER technicians are ready to install our isolation tool to make your hot-work project safe, allowing your project to be done quickly, at a lower cost and significantly reduced risk when compared to traditional methods.
The CARBER Isolation Service eliminates extensive cleaning, blinding, scaffolding and line preparation. These functions add significant time and manpower to any job, which equates to a higher cost and increased duration. Additionally lines do not need to be 100% gas free in order to perform hot work. The CARBER Isolation system is preferred by many facilities due to the elimination of this extensive work.
The patented CARBER Isolation tool provides a triple vapour barrier with the ability to monitor the seal to ensure safety of any hot-work being performed. First, the tool is placed into the line upstream of where hot-work is to be performed. Once the tool is properly installed and two outer seals are established, medium is brought to pressure in the annulus between the seals. Once this pressure is established, the seals are actively monitored by the CARBER technician on-site to be certain no harmful or dangerous vapors are passing beyond the isolation tool. This service guarantees a 100% positive pressure vapor barrier!
The CARBER Isolation tool also has a provision for re-routing any upstream vapors safely away from the hot-work area (typically 50 feet). The upstream activity is also monitored through a gauge to further ensure the safety of hot-work. Should the assigned CARBER technician detect any change in upstream activity, hot-work is immediately stopped until the situation is resolved.
One of the most dangerous scenarios found in any plant/production facility is poor communication. Process technicians and maintenance engineers working upstream all too often will begin a task that is potentially dangerous to the hot-work being performed downstream. This is precisely why the CARBER Isolation Tool is constantly monitored by a trained technician with the authority to stop hot-work and other activity in the area.
Finally, the newest patented safety feature found on the CARBER Isolation tool is the engineered ability to withstand most full line operating pressures should a mishap occur.
Because it is the absolute safest technology available, the CARBER Isolation Tool is written into countless hot-work procedures and facility standards across the country confirming that safety is a high priority in these operating entities. Not only is the CARBER Isolation tool safer than traditional methods, it decreases cost and downtime.