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It took 2 footballs and 1 golf ball to stop the leak!

An 18 wheeler flatbed jack knifed on a local highway and the trailer’s landing gear penetrated the saddle tank on the tractor. It took 2 footballs and 1 golf ball to stop the leak completely. The putty you see in the picture is the plug and dike that was used (unsuccessfully) prior to the application of the FlowStop Foot Ball and Golf Ball. The Scene was in the command of Hazardous Materials Lt. Mike Helmcamp.

John Frost, Battalion Chief
Hazardous Materials Technician
The Woodlands Fire Department Emergency Training Center
Conroe, TX Nov 20, 2013

 
 
 


This is a great example of how the units work together!

FlowStop 3 Foot Balls and 4 Golf Balls used on this tank. Had it sealed while Hazmat was calling for the Footballs. Great stuff!

Thanks, Vaughn
Gobels Towing
Dec 5, 2013

 
 
 


MVC Involving a Tractor Trailer!

This morning @ 1058 hrs. we responded to an MVC involving a tractor trailer on Albemarle Rd. @ the 485 off ramp. The rig took a shot right in the driver's side fuel tank by a Jeep. Upon arrival we had a leak from that tank. We deployed our catch pool, and after investigating, found that a 3/8" pipe fitting had been knocked off from the under the truck side of the tank. The fuel was running out of that port and down the side of the tank. It was leaking about a gallon every minute and a half. We got out a FlowStop Golf Ball, applied the water, kneaded it up and worked it into that 3/8" hole. In about 3 minutes from arrival we had the leak stopped. So it's the ol' "no job too small" effect. Thanks for a product that works as advertised. Let me know if we can help in spreading the word.

Sincerely,
John Phillips, Chief,
Mint Hill Fire & Rescue
Dec 9, 2013

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Flowstop Football™

FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL , A SPILL CONTAINMENT REPAIR PLUG

The FLOWSTOP Football-shaped, polyurethane impregnated, water activated foam plug is used to temporarily STOP the flow from a leak in anything from a pipe, to a tanker, to a rail car, even a boat hull! From an initially pliable plug ready to insert into a void, it quickly expands and hardens to fill the void- it can even be applied below the water line!

NOTE!    READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPENING PACKAGE!

 

SPECIFICATIONS
 

  • KIT INCLUDES: Step-by-Step Instructions, Protective Gloves, FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL Plug.

  • BENEFITS: Ready to Use. Simple Application. Effective, Time-Saving. No Mixing, No Mess.
    Sets Rock Hard in Minutes.

  • TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: Spill Containment, Marine Thru-Hull Damage.

  • PROPERTIES:
    • Color: Foam Yellow, Urethane-White
    • Cure time: 1 Minute at 75º F (24º C)
    • Resin Type: Pre-impregnated
    • Application Temperature: 32 to 160º F (0 to 71º C). Size: 3.25" OD x 6"

 

Flowstop 1218
1-4. Put on supplied gloves. Before opening foil packet, lightly compress by hand the contents to distribute resin inside plug material. Remove FootBall Plug from foil pouch and submerge into water for 5 seconds.
5.
Twist and force FootBall Plug into hole.
6-8. Using gloved hand, firmly press FootBall against the surface of the container, pipe or vessel, creating a mushroom effect. While holding one hand with constant pressure against damaged area, use other hand to smooth the outer edges of FootBall onto the surface of the container, pipe or vessel.

Rod in tank
YOU'VE SEEN THIS FAR TO OFTEN
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Rod in tank
APPLY FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL TO THE
PUNCTURE AND STOP IT FAST!

LEAKS CONTROLLED FAST, ACCURATELY WITH FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL
clean up
TAKE CLEAN-UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

TYPICAL URETHANE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

EXCELLENT RESISTANCE                                         
Ammonium Hydroxide, 10% Solution                
Ammonium Sulfate, 2% Soultion                         
Benzene
Anylacetate
Benzene Choride Butyle Acetate
Brine, Saturate
Brine,10% Solution
Butarol
Carbon Tetrachloride
Diesel Fuel
Diilsobutylene
Diisobutylketone
Gasoline
Hexane
Hydrochloric Acid, 10% Solution
Hydrogen Sulphide, 100% Wet
Isopropanol
JP-4; JP-5 Fuel

Concentrate
Linseed Oil
Mineral Spirits
Motor Oil Acetone
Orthodichlorobenzene
Potassium Chlorate, 5% Solution
Potassium Hydroxide, Concentrated
Styrene
Sulfuric Acid, 10% Solution
Toluene
Trichloromonoflouromethane
Turpentine
Water
Xylene

GOOD RESISTANCE
Acetic Acid, 2% Solution
Ammonium Hydroxide,
Concentrated
Anylacetate
Butyl Acetate

Chlorobenzene
Ethylene Glycol, 100%
Formaldehyde
Hydrochloric Acid, Concentrated
Trichloroethylene
Varsol

FAIR RESISTANCE
Ethyl Acetate
Methylene Chloride

POOR RESISTANCE
Acetone
Ethyl Alcohol, Methal Alcohol
Methyl Ethyl Ketone

SEVERE SOLVENT ACTION
Sulfuric Acid, Concentrated Nitric Acid, Concentrate

PROCEDURES TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE:
For ideal shelf life,store Flowstop Footballs in a cool, shaded area at 72 degrees F.
Do not expose to temperatures above 110 degrees F or below 40 degress F. Care
must be taken in handling Flowstop Footballs hermetically sealed foil pouch to prevent
puncturing or scuffing. If the protective foil pouch is punctured, the Flowstop Football
wiil be exposed to atmospheric moisture which will cause it to cure within the foil bag.

STORE IN A COOL, SHADED AND DRY AREA!

PRECAUTIONS:
The Resin used in the FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL will adhere to skin and clothing and
may cause skin irritation. Care should be exercised to avoid contact with unprotected
areas of skin and eyes. Swabbing lightly with alcohol or acetone will help remove resin
from skin (prior to set). If eyes are exposed to resin, flush with water 15 minutes and
contact physician.

ALWAYS USE PROPER PPE WHEN HANDLING AND USING
THIS PRODUCT!

CALL TO ORDER 877.356.9767