ELYRIA, OHIO – December 2008 – The new RIDGID® SF-2500 SuperFreeze™ pipe freezing unit quickly and easily isolates sections of copper or steel pipe with ice plugs, eliminating complete system shut-downs and draining.
The RIDGID SF-2500 forms ice plugs in as little as five minutes in steel pipes up to 2 inches and copper tubing up to 2 ½ inches. One or two plugs can be formed with a single unit at the same time. The RIDGID SF-2500 unit operates automatically once the freeze heads are attached to the pipes and the unit is turned on. The unit continues to run during repairs, insuring the ice plugs do not melt. Flexible rubber hoses connecting the freeze heads to the unit make them easier to handle and allow for quicker coiling and storage in its rugged stainless steel carrying case.
The SF-2500 unit does not use any hazardous refrigerants, CO² or nitrogen. Since it does not require accessories or bottles of CO², the SF-2500 unit is lightweight and side handles make it easy to transport. Efficient and reliable, the SF-2500 unit uses a specially designed compressor with quick restart capabilities and overload protection.
“The RIDGID SF-2500 SuperFreeze pipe freezer is an easy-to-use unit that allows contractors to keep water systems operating while making repairs, thus avoiding the costs and inconvenience of a full system shutdown,” said Kennia Papadakis, director of marketing, hand tools and general purpose.
Like all RIDGID products, the SF-2500 SuperFreeze pipe freezing unit is backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty.
RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company’s broad offering of more than 300 types of tools serve the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Professional Tools™, a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry’s best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD®.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
For additional information on the RIDGID SF-2500 SuperFreeze unit, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.