4"-12" Insta-Valve 250 Patriot

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Hydra-Stop’s Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Passes the Test

When tested against the AWWA C509 / 515 proof of design standards for resilient gate valves, this product’s performance surpassed all the requirements called for in the proof-of-design testing. Whether the gate, torque, leakage or shell test, the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot has what it takes to exceed the standards. The reliability, strength, quality and value of this product are unmatched — especially when you combine the features of the valve with its proof-of-design testing results. When your project calls for the best, specify the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot insertion valve.

High Tech Meets High Performance

Insertion valves are designed to minimize disruption and reduce the cost of system maintenance by as much as 44 percent over traditional shutdown. Hydra-Stop’s 4" to 12" IV 250 Patriot insertion valves are permanent assets that can be installed under pressure without system shutdown, and can be used over and over again. And, because they are permanent assets, their costs can be depreciated over time.

The Insta-Valve 250 Patriot insertion valves from Hydra-Stop are permanent, resilient, seat-wedge insertion valves that use an engineered, reinforced composite polymer valve cartridge to stop flow in most types of pipe, and can be installed under pressure up to 250 psi — without shutdown.

The Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot provides a safer, more economical way of inserting valves into your system. Installed under pressure, without service disruption, the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot provides immediate system control. The Insta-Valve 250 Patriot stops flow in all types of pipe, from 4" to 12" in diameter, and is used in potable water, wastewater and industrial applications.

Meeting the Highest Standards

The Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Series Insertion Valve is manufactured in the USA and meets requirements specified in the “Buy American Act.”  Meets “American Iron and Steel”, “Made in USA” and “Buy America” requirements with the additional purchase of stainless steel domestic hardware. An optional stainless-steel bonnet is also available.

The 4" to 12" Insta-Valve 250 Patriot insertion valves are NSF 61 and ANSI 372 certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to be used as a fully UL®-compliant component of water systems in the United States.

NSF/ANSI Standard 61 was established to provide minimum requirements for the control of potential adverse human health effects from products that contact drinking water. The standard includes criteria for testing and evaluating products to ensure they do not leach potentially harmful contaminants into the water system.

How It Works

The installation of a Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot valve is accomplished through a single circular hole cut (known as a "tap") under full line pressure into the top of the pipe with no reaming. The Insta-Valve 250 Patriot insertion valve permanently remains in place allowing for system control and maintenance in the same manner as a resilient seated gate valve.

Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Features

  • 250 psi working pressure
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Factory pressure-tested and serialized for traceability before leaving our manufacturing facility
  • Can be installed on AC, CI, DI and PVC pipes in any orientation
  • Valve cartridge engineered to install faster, reduce operating torque and simplify installation procedures

Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Benefits

  • Requires no system shutdown
  • Eliminates 100 percent of the costs related to shutting down a system
  • Exceeds AWWA C590/515 Proof of Design Standards
  • Maintains NSF 61 and ANSI 372 certification by UL
  • Is safer and more economical than other valve insertion methods
  • Installs in half the time compared to traditional methods
  • Installs under pressure with only one cut


  • Is the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot a permanent valve?

    Yes, the IV 250 Patriot is a permanent valve designed to provide years of trouble-free operation.

  • How does the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot seal?

    The IV 250 Patriot seals in three ways: throat gasket, wipe seal and valve paddle. Working together, these seals optimize the sealing characteristics of the IV 250 Patriot, providing the best performance and reliability of any valve insertion technology available today.

  • Does the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot install easily?

    Yes. The IV 250 Patriot can be installed in as little as one hour. Simply mount the IV 250 Patriot valve body, make a simple tap with your Hydra-Tapper™ and install your IV 250 Patriot valve cartridge.

  • How many excavations are required to install an Insta-Valve 250 Patriot?

    Only one small excavation is needed to install the IV 250 Patriot, requiring an excavation size as little 5' x 5'.

  • Does the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot work with all common types of pipe?

    Yes. The IV 250 Patriot can be installed on all common types of pipes, including AC, CI, DI and PVC pipe.

  • Can the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot be installed off-center?

    Yes. The IV 250 Patriot can be installed in any position on the pipe.

  • What sizes are available?

    The IV 250 Patriot is available in 4" through 12" diameters.


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Hydra-Stop insertion valves allow you to perform maintenance without shutting down large portions of the water distribution system. Find out how our reliable, permanent insertion values help you gain control, reduce costs and avoid disruption. 

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