Pronal pipe technology a finalist for environmental excellence in national Endeavour Awards

Apr 20, 2014 in April 2014, News 2014

Endeavour Awards

Pronal pipe stoppers from Air Springs Supply have been selected as a finalist in Manufacturers’ Monthly Magazine’s 2014 national Endeavour Awards.

The inflatable stoppers, which were selected in the “Environmental Solutions” category of these prestigious awards, can be rapidly deployed, easily transported and widely applied in urban, remote, temporary and permanent industrial situations.

James Maslin demonstrating a Pollu-Plug

Air Springs National Sales Manager James Maslin demonstrating a Pollu-Plug, one of a range of Pronal pipe stoppers distributed by Air Springs

“With environmental safety being such a major industrial issue, we are really proud to be selected as a finalist. It is a fine refection on the product’s quality, cost-effectiveness and versatility,” says James Maslin, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, which distributes a broad range of Pronal inflatable stoppers suitable for all types of pipelines including concrete, cast iron, steel, stainless steel and PVC.

“Hazardous spills are increasingly becoming an issue in Australia, as we become more urbanised and remain predominantly a coastal-dwelling country.”

The common factor with maintenance, testing and emergency situations is that they need stoppers that can be rapidly and securely deployed to provide primary or secondary safety and environmental security as required by both by Safe Work Australia and State Environmental Protection Agencies.

Ongoing protection against contamination of waterways from spills into water and sewerage lines is provided by Pronal’s OPAP and OFR Pollu-Plug stoppers, which are permanently and unobtrusively fitted in water and sewerage lines ready for instantaneous inflation by remote triggering as soon as an emergency arises in industrial, civil and municipal applications.

Different ranges respond to the needs of particular industries and pressure requirement, with ORJ types being used for pressures up to one bar and OPV types for pressures up to 3 bar. Higher pressure stoppers are also available.

OFR stoppers used in retaining pits.

OFR stoppers used in retaining pits.