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COB Industries News


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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Distributor in S. Korea Completes Successful Freeze Seal Test On 24” Pipe With New Accu-Freeze® Jacket And Valve Manifold Prototype

December, 2014—GEOS Co., Ltd. is the agent in South Korea for COB Industries’ Qwik-Freezer® and Accu-Freeze® Pipe Freezing Systems, and they were contracted by a large power utility company to conduct a feasibility study with regards to performing freeze seals on large diameter steam lines. Directors from GEOS visited COB Industries in Florida to discuss this project, and ...read more


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


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