Pipe Freezing

Do you need any general commercial pipe repairs or maintenance? As a leading Commercial Pipe Freezing Company in London, we isolate pipework to carry out valve replacements and other general pipework modifications.

Liquid Nitrogen Pipe Freezing Method

Pipefreezing services are carried out by freezing the contents of the pipe with liquid nitrogen freeze jackets, in a controlled  safe method, using specialist equipment and monitoring techniques.​ In conclusion, freezing pipes saves a complete system drain down and any incurring costs.

Industrial Pipe Freeze Services

We are a reliable Pipefreeze Contractor, looking after major Blue Chip organisations, large commercial businesses, schools, local leisure centres, through to small local businesses across London, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex & Essex.

Have you considered using a pipe freeze contractor? As a reputable Pipe Freezer Company, we cover emergencies or planned works, talk to us about your next project on 020 8302 7644.

There is no need to drain down the system – saving you time and money!



What is the liquid nitrogen freezing method?

It’s a temporary method to freeze the pipework using liquid nitrogen poured into a freeze jacket, to make pipework modifications, rather than draining down the system.

When can Pipe Freezing Services be used?

The types of pipeline materials that can be isolated are:

Copper | Steel/Stainless Steel | Carbon steels | Aluminium/Nickel alloys | Cast iron | Epoxy coated pipes

What temperature do pipes freeze?

They freeze at around -196 Degree Celsius.

Is there a pipe that won’t freeze?

We do not freeze plastic pipes. However, there is an alternative method, please contact us with your project.


Pipe fluids which can be isolated are listed below:

Mains water | Sea water | Effluents/Sewage | Produced water | Contaminated water | Crude oil | Bunker Coils | Fuel oils | Methanol | Lubrication oils | Various chemical products


As a Pipe Freezer Company, we have 30+ years’ of Quality Services, Fast and Effective Solutions, serving Commercial Businesses in London & the South East.


Do you need an emergency call out or have a project planned?
Get a quote today!

Email info@idwe.co.uk or call 020 8302 7644.


As a Pipe Freezer, see examples of our client history below:



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can we avoid draining down the whole system?

    By using our Pipe Freezing Services you can avoid draining down the whole system – which saves you time and money! By stopping the water follow with pipe freezing you can then carry out the works required to the pipework.

  • What's the benefit of Pipe Freezing?

    For example, would like to introduce a new isolation valve or replace an existing isolation valve? Rather than draining down the whole pipework system, which takes time and costs more.  The cheaper alternative is to use Pipefreezing Services, simply because the water flow can be stopped and this allows for works to be safely carried out.

    To discuss your bespoke requirements, please give us a call on 020 8302 7644 or email info@idwe.co.uk

  • Is liquid nitrogen safe to use?

    IDWe Ltd we are trained professionals with various accreditations. Allowing us to safely apply ‘Freeze Jackets’ around the area, to safely poor in the liquid nitrogen and start the freeze process.

  • What is the liquid nitrogen freezing method?

    Apply a freezing jacket, poor in liquid nitrogen onto the external surface of the pipe where the jacket is sitting. The liquid nitrogen then cools the exterior of the pipe enough for the liquid to solidify. The frozen fluid isolates a section of the pipe so that repairs or modifications can be carried out.

  • Is there a pipe that won't freeze?

    IDWe Ltd will only freeze metallic pipes, our engineers do not carry out pipe freeze services on plastic pipes. However, there is an alternative to freezing plastic pipes. To find out more, please give us a call on 020 8302 7644 or email info@idwe.co.uk

  • Is Pipe Freezing safe?

    Being certified to use Liquid Nitrogen in a controlled method with specialist equipment and monitoring techniques is safe. 

  • Are IDWe Ltd certified to use liquid nitrogen?

    Yes! We have been awarded our Gas Safety Certificate.

  • Can IDWe Ltd work out of hours?

    Yes! We can work out of hours.

    This includes evenings, weekend works and nights.

    Simply speak to a member of our team about your requirements on 0208 302 7644.

  • What if pipes that are high in the plant room?

    Yes this is possible for IDWe Ltd to reach the pipes to freeze pipes.

  • Is it possible for IDWe Pipe Freezers to work at outside at high levels?

    Yes, IDWe Ltd have our own high level access equipment and we also work with a trusted cranage company.

  • What locations do IDWe Pipe Freezers cover in the UK?

    IDWe Ltd Cover across London and the Home Counties. Please see the map at the bottom of this page.

Providing Pipe Freezing Services to London and the South East

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What else do IDWe Ltd do?

  • Hot Tapping Services

    Do you need to add a new line to your pipework? We carry out hot tapping services to allow you to add a hot tap with a new Valve.

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  • Pipework Isolation/Valve Replacement

    Is your pipe work leaking? Does your valve need replacing? We carry out Valve Services.

    Learn more
  • Pipe Welding

    Custom made welding services available fabricated in our inhouse workshop.

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  • Electrical Services

    Installs/maintenance for LV Power, Lighting, Switch Panels & more, Discover our Electrical Services.

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How can we help you?

For further details on IDWe Ltd Hot Tapping, Pipe Welding, Valve Fitting Services, please enquire today!

​Get a quote, please call 020 8302 7644 or email info@idwe.co.uk

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