IK-UK’s pipeline inflatable spheres are specially compounded for optimum resiliency, wear and long life.
Spheres are used for liquid displacement, liquid product separation, signal actuating device, two-phase flow, hydrotasting testing and liquid removal in gas lines. The spheres will pass through short bends, properly designed tees and fully-opening conduit type valves. They will pass through out-of-round pipe, will wear evenly and can be wear-compensated by adjusting the diameter by inflating.
During the production of the spheres, each moulded hemisphere is subjected to an intensive physical inspection. Following on from the assembly and post-curing, every sphere is inflated to a specific increased diameter for 24 hours, this is to ensure each sphere will fulfil the exact demands of the task if is designed for.