Test-Tite® Announces Industry’s First Full Line of Pneumatic Test Plugs with Pressure Relief Valves

Reduces Risk of Over-Inflation

Collierville, Tenn., August 26, 2011 — IPS Corporation’s Test-Tite® brand Pneumatic Test Plug line is now available with Pressure Relief Valves. The expanded offering makes it the plumbing industry’s first full line of test plugs to feature safety relief valves that protect against excess inflation pressure, thereby reducing the risk of damage to plugs and drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems.

Developed specially for testing or temporarily blocking plumbing DWV systems, the patent-pending valve design automatically releases excess internal plug pressure when the plug exceeds maximum inflation pressure; the plug returns to its proper size, and the relief valve automatically resets. The relieved pressure exhausts through the top of the pressure relief valve and into the atmosphere, rather than into the test area.  The new pressure relief valves are incorporated into the current plug design already familiar to and trusted by plumbing contractors and can be used anywhere current, standard pneumatic test plugs are used.  Additionally, the pressure relief valve has no moving parts to fail or malfunction.

Test-Tite® brand Pneumatic Plugs with Pressure Relief Valves are available in a variety of styles and sizes, ranging from 1 1/2” through 15” for plumbing applications and in larger sizes for sewer applications. Test plugs come in single and multi-sizes. Standard test plugs, bypass plugs, and air test plugs are available depending on testing and maintenance needs. The plugs are designed to conform to irregular pipe shapes and are suitable for most pipe materials. They are protected with the industry’s leading three-year limited warranty.