Pipe Balloon Types and Usage


Our regular inflatable pipe plug has different names in various countries depending on their usage. Some of the names are plug stopper, inflatable stopper, sewer stopper, sewer cushion, pipe balloon, pneumatic pipe balloon, pipe bladder, bag sewer cushion, flow blocker and pipe bung. Pipe plugs are used to stop the flow of the fluids to block pipes, to test new pipelines, for maintenance and repair of the existing pipelines and for testing non-pressurized gravity lines like sewer and drainage lines.

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Inflatable pipe plugs (or balloon plugs) expand to temporarily isolate pipes during a repair or in the case of a leak or a crack. They fall under the category of “Regular inflatable pipe plugs” and called Pipe Balloons as well.

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Contractors can use the pipe balloon with back pressure from the front side or from the back side as well. It can be a PP or PTP model.


The main use of the Pipe Plug (PP) Model is to block piping or channels to stop the flow such as water, sewage, or drain water.

PP plugs are also used for pipeline leakage tests when there is a manhole on the line. The pipeline is blocked on both sides by two PP model plugs and the test water is filled through the manhole to test the system.

PP Model Pipe Plug includes an inflation connection and holding hooks but does not have a bypass connection. You can check this Product Page from this link.



The PTP Model is essentially the same as the PP model with the exception that it includes a bypass connection. This connection allows water to fill the inside of the pipeline when there is no manhole access. The bypass connection can be also used to bypass the water flow and to discharge it to another line connected to a pump. You can check this Product Page from this link.


The most flexible plugs on the market with the greatest multi-size range are produced and sold by PlugCo, Turkey. PlugCo is a manufacturer of inflatable pipe plugs, pipe balloons, pipe stoppers, pneumatic plugs, rubber plugs, packers, sewer and drainage pipeline testing equipment. We manufacture high quality inflatable rubber pipe plugs and export to many countries all over the world. For more details, kindly contact us.