Environmental Tools

MRD Environmental is Mechanical Research & Design, Inc.’s product brand for environmental hazards mitigation including Pressure Barrier Isolation and Testing Products.  Many of our products are used for the Sealing and Containment of sensitive or hazardous solids and fluids as well as for the verification of pressure/leak integrity in conveyance systems of potable water, chemicals, or waste.  To aid our customers, we design and manufacture Isolation and Pressure Barriers such as Bulkheads, Pipe Plugs, Annular Sealing Tools, Joint Testers, Gates, Hatches, By-passes, and Doors, which integrate the highest quality materials and our own industry-proven line of seals: SEALFAST® Elastomers.  We are the Isolation and Pressure test product experts, and we offer a wide variety of Work Assist, Leak Testing, and Connectors solutions that are  commonly used in environmental processes.

 

MRD Environmental works with engineers, technicians, construction workers, divers, and many others, including Environment Services Companies and Environmental Engineers, to provide solutions across the entire spectrum of industry.  We deal with leak prevention and management in the Oil & Gas, General Municipal Construction, Underwater Construction, Nuclear Power Generation and Abatement, Industrial Manufacturing and Automation, and Defense Industries, to name a few.  We are trusted by our clients — they come to us again and again with their standard and highly customized environmental issues, because our solutions are field tested and proven, both in industry and our shop.

 

We are highly valued in the industry because our name is a large part of what we do, we research and design constantly in the engineering office and in “The Lab.”  Mechanical Research & Design, Inc. understands how important our sealing products are to the environmental industry — when they fail, your reputation fails.  Most of our solutions are the result of decades of past successes and shop testing, others are innovative ideas and solutions, and all are tested and proven so that when you come to us, we know they will work.  Plus, we have our own internal full scale production fabrication and elastomers vulcanization & molding departments, where any idea can become reality.  Trust your potable water or hazardous fluid conveyance systems to us, we have the right solution for you that works the first time!

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We specialize in custom solutions! Take a look at a few of our proven custom solutions or let us know your requirements. Our engineers and production staff are equipped to travel around the world at a moment’s notice to assist you with your needs!

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MRD Environmental | Mechanical Research & Design, Inc., Manitowoc Wisconsin, U.S.A.
ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER; BULKHEAD; ISOLATION BARRIER; ISOLATION & TEST TOOL; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
REMOTE INSTALLATION SLUDGE CONTROL CHANNEL BULKHEAD

Mechanical Research & Design, Inc. has many Isolation Barrier and Bulkheading products for environmental and safety controls.  Whether for preventative or emergency uses, these pressure barrier products are used across many industries and can be adapted to most new or existing infrastructure, both on construction sites or underwater in installations.  If you are seeking to contain or redirect fluids, toxic substances, or even radiological hazards, we have the product line for you.  These products are commonly used in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Water Transport Channels and Pipelines, and a host of other applications.  Call us today to speak to an experienced engineer, familiar with standard environmental  mitigation, for a standard or customized solution!  

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER; HATCHERY PLUG; PIPE PLUG; DRAIN PLUG; ISOLATION BARRIER; ISOLATION & TEST TOOL; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
FISH HATCHERY TEMPORARY POLYMER DRAIN PLUGS

Along with our other isolation barrier products, our Pipe Plugs are amongst our most popular environmental service tools.  These products generally find use in in-piping systems, at inlet and outlet points of piping systems (such as drains and intakes), and serve as viable temporary or permanent isolation solutions, as well as serving equally well to verify these systems for leaks under pressure.  Our SEALFAST® Mechanical and Inflatable Pipe Plugs are used all over the world in Environmental Applications, including at fish hatcheries, chemical process refining and storage plants, in conventional power and nuclear plants for controlling process water contamination, offshore oil & gas, in refineries, amongst many other applications.

 

 

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER; ANNULAR SEAL; ANNULAR SEALING TOOL; ISOLATION BARRIER; PENETRATION BARRIER; PENETRATION PLUG; ISOLATION & TEST TOOL; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
PIPE WALL PENETRATION ANNULAR SEALING TOOL

Another type of Isolation and general leak/pressure testing product that is popular for Environmental applications are our Annular Sealing Tools.  These products are used widely in double containment pipe applications, wall and foundation piping penetrations, and general leak integrity in dual pipe systems.  Our Annular Sealing Tools are flexible and can be used in unlevel, eccentric, or even split seal versions to cover the wide range of applications that exist in new or existing infrastructure remediation.  SEALFAST® Mechanical and Inflatable Annular Sealing Tools can provide short term and long-term sealing solutions, can be used as forms for grout pouring/consolidation in annular spaces, and can be fabricated in nearly any shape from any material.

 

 

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTOR; LEAK CONTROL; LEAK PREVENTION; PIPE CONNECTOR; FLANGE ADAPTOR; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
EMERGENCY PIPE REPAIR CONNECTORS, LEAK PREVENTION

Mechanical Research & Design, Inc. specializes in general leak prevention and mitigation Seal Housings and Connectors, since we are the sealing experts!  SEALFAST® Inflatable and Mechanical Housings and Connectors are used for a variety of environmental purposes, including: temporary and long-term leak repair;  general water and toxic fluid transport connectors and couplers; as well as leak integrity and pressure testing of these same conveyance and storage systems.  We have standard and customized solutions for nearly any size, shape, and pressure requirement. Give our application engineers a call today to walk though the best solution for you!

 

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WELL TEST TOOL; JOINT TESTER; WELL LEAK TESTER; JOINT VERIFICATION; LEAK VERIFICATION; ISOLATION & TEST TOOL; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
WELL CONTAMINATION AND PRESSURE TEST TOOL

SEALFAST® Inflatable and Mechanical Joint Testers are another one of our popular environmental service products.  They are widely used in applications such as well and casing integrity verifications, transport pipeline weld and joint pressure and leak testing, and can be used for bypassing flow-ways for pipes with known leaks – local isolation.  The working principal of this tool is to utilize two pressure barriers, seals, to isolate a region of pipe or tunnel that can be pressurized for zone leak checks, or, potentially used as a redundant sealing device, allowing pressure monitoring between seals (i.e.- double block and bleed applications).

 

 

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SEALFAST® ELASTOMERS; INFLATABLE SEALS; MECHANICAL SEALS; RING SEALS; AIR BLADDER; GASKET; DOOR SEAL; ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS; MRD ENVIRONMENTAL; SEALFAST® PRODUCTS; MECHANICAL RESEARCH & DESIGN, INC.
SEALFAST® INFLATABLE AND MECHANICAL SEALS - FLEXIBLE SEALING SOLUTIONS

Our SEALFAST® Elastomers products are used all across industry for leak prevention, spill control, and for the pressure integrity verification of fluid and solids transport and storage systems.  SEALFAST® Inflatable and Mechanical Seals can be used as-is to fill spaces and gaps, or can be paired with many Isolation and Test Tools to create reliable, long-life, pressure barriers.  We carry many materials and have the ability to quickly fabricate many profiles and sizes to adapt to any situation. 






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MRD Environmental | Mechanical Research & Design, Inc., Manitowoc Wisconsin, U.S.A.

OTHER PROACTIVE LEAK AND SPILL PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRODUCTS

In addition to the above tools and applications, most of our solution lines are used for environmental control and remediation. See some of the links below for more ideas as to how we can help you solve your specific environmental needs.


Many of our products can be adapted or can be customized for underwater use or installation (diver- or ROV-assisted installations):

• See our MRD Underwater page for more information on our Underwater Construction and ROV Tool Lines!


• Go to our Isolation and Test Tools page to see more of our entire line of barrier and test products, many used for leak detection, verification, and prevention in new or existing infrastructure, including Doors, Hatches, Gates, Flange Testers, and more!


• Visit our Work Assist Tools page to see more of our work placement aids, packing & filling solutions, lifting and handling tools, and production support products, that are often common in environmental controls.


• Also, don’t forget to visit our Industrial Leak Testing page to see more on how we can help you implement quality verification test tools to your manufacturing processes, including standard and custom leak and pressure testers.