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Qwik-Freezer Used For Repairs At Etihad Towers In Abu Dhabi

July, 2013—Contractors at the world-famous Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi (pictured above) used Qwik-Freezer® Pipe Freezing Systems to successfully perform multiple freeze seals for piping repairs on the 39th level of Tower 4.

Freeze-Sealing (also referred to as “pipe freezing” or “ice-plugging”) is a process that involves freezing the contents of a pipe to create an internal ice plug to isolate sections of pipe for repair and maintenance, valve replacements, etc. This process eliminates the need to drain long sections of pipe and reduces down time for repairs. Freeze-Sealing was first used by the US Navy in the 1940’s and is now a common practice in building maintenance and countless application in the piping industries.

Qwik-Freezer® Pipe Freezing Kits utilize liquid CO2 to create ice plugs for freeze sealing of up to 8” pipe and are probably the most widely used system around the world. Qwik-Freezer® equipment has been manufactured by COB Industries, Inc. in Melbourne, Florida for over 40 years.

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