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COB Industries has maintained a high profile for over 30 years in the construction, welding, pipeline and plumbing industries. Articles, advertisements and press releases related to COB products and activities appear in many leading industry publications. Please refer to the list of news items below to see what’s new with COB Industries or to find information about specific applications and projects.

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New Argweld® Pipe Purging Systems In High Demand In 2015, Selected By FLUOR, Kiewit

February 2015—The latest generation of the Argweld® PurgElite® and QuickPurge® Systems are in high demand lately. These systems have been selected as high-profile products and purchased for use at some of the largest ongoing piping and construction projects in the country. ...read more


More Mechanical Contractors Offering Freeze Sealing Services With Accu-Freeze®

November, 2014—Quality Air Service, a mechanical contractor in Maryland, completed a Freeze Seal on a 6” diameter chiller line in a Veteran’s Affairs building using their new Accu-Freeze® system that they recently purchased from COB Industries. Quality Air Service, like many mechanical contractors in the industry have been doing lately, decided that rather than subcontracting other companies to come in to perform freeze seals, they would get the equipment and training to do it themselves. ...read more


COB Industries Awarded Contract To Build 84” Plugs For Salem Nuclear

October, 2014—COB Industries was once again selected to design and build a set of large “waterstop” plugs for a nuclear facility. Salem Nuclear in New Jersey needed to be able to plug (2) 84” diameter pipes to prevent tidewater from entering the reactor buildings in the event of an emergency shutdown. ...read more


Accu-Freeze® Used To Perform Freeze Seal on 12” Water Main at Canadian Broadcast Corporation Headquarters in Montreal

April 2014—National Vacuum Environmental Services Company (a mechanical contractor in Montreal) was contracted recently to perform a freeze seal on a 12” water main in the boiler room of the CBC Building in downtown Montreal. A freeze seal, or “ice plug” was required in order to change out an old valve that was seized up without having to shut down or drain out the system. While National Vacuum has technicians with experience freezing smaller diameter lines, they decided to contact COB Industries in order to purchase Accu-Freeze® equipment and to receive training to prepare them to tackle ...read more


COB Helps Develop Revolutionary Pipe Purging Technology

November, 2013—COB Industries introduced revolutionary new PurgeGate® technology which is certain to be a game-changer in the world of pipe purging. Tandem inflatable pipe purging systems have proven to be the fastest, most effective method of pipe purging when welding stainless steel, chrome, titanium and other materials that require an oxygen free weld, but the potential risk of bursting the dams due to over-inflation has always been an issue ...read more


Qwik-Freezer® Used For Repairs At Etihad Tower 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. ...read more


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