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Most significant pipe plug technology advancement in 50 years
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Most significant pipe plug technology advancement in 50 years

Since 1982, USA Industries has manufactured pipe isolation and testing products used in process manufacturing facilities for maintenance and repair projects, turnarounds, outages and capital projects. The company’s engineered products streamline conventional process intensive isolation and testing methods during plant shutdowns, leading to significant labor, material and downtime cost savings. USA Industries’ broad line of isolation and testing products includes pipe plugs, such as its standard double-block and bleed, heavy-duty industrial isolation plug, flange weld test plug, and inflatable pipe plugs among others. Pipe plugs have been in use since the late 1890s, with the first modern plug patent having been filed in 1948. Until recently, the basic technology for gripping-typ...