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Flomatic Break‐Off Plugs available in 2- to 12-inch valve size range

June 22, 2020  By Ground Water Canada

Flomatic has expanded Break‐Off Plug selection on its Model PLG (stainless steel) and Model PPLG (composite). Designed for domestic well water pump systems, municipal well water systems, and irrigation and sprinkler system applications, Flomatic Break‐Off Plugs are available in different plug sizes: 1/8-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch. All are available in an NPT male connection.

The plugs are designed to drain the well water in the riser pipe to make the pulling of a submersible pump much lighter and more convenient. They are field replaceable after use and made of corrosion-resistant materials.

When the water is drained, from the break‐off plug, the piping system will become much lighter and there will be less well water at the well head. The weight of the riser pipe is reduced between 25 and 50 per cent, depending on pipe size. For example: By using a Flomatic Model 80 DIPLG, the weight can be reduced by 1,224 pounds, or by nearly 40 per cent. This greatly simplifies pulling the well piping and submersible pump for servicing. In addition, approximately 150 fewer gallons per 100 feet of pipe will spill on the surface of the wellhead site.


Flomatic Break‐Off Plugs are currently offered on the company’s submersible pump check valves series 80DI, 80DI‐VFD, 80DIX, 80S6 and 80S6VFD in sizes ranging from two inches to 12 inches.

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