IPI – Market Leader for high performance Inflatable Packers in Custom Made, Mining and Geotechnical applications

Hydraulic Fracturing - Solution Mining - Water Well and Drainage Solutions - High Pressure Water Flow Diversion - Permeability Testing and other Hydrogeological Characterization - Monitoring Wells


IPI is the global market leader in the provision of inflatable packers for rock burst mitigation, block caving, remote / deep permeability testing and custom made solutions. Major mines and leading consultants, contractors and drilling companies around the world rely on IPI for solutions, either through purchase or via one of our rental programs:

  • DuraFRAC® HP Straddle and heavy-duty replacement packers for hydraulic pre-conditioning - both for rock burst mitigation and block caving - up to 12,000 psi in hard rock mining and for longwall operations. Equipped with auto inflate / deflate function to dispense with inflation hose or with Dual Wall Frac Pipe.
  • Standard Wireline Packer System (SWiPS®) through-the-bit wire line hydraulic packer system is now the world leader for permeability testing in deep and demanding core holes. Available as standard for “P”, “H” and “N” sizes, in modular single / straddle formats. Straddles from 1m to 10m length with optional memory gauge carriers. Modular, compact and simple, SWiPS® makes testing possible where gas-inflate packers can't. "H" size can be readily adapted for "P" size wells with 70mm elements and "B" wells can be tested in non wireline format. 

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  • STX60 Well Testing Tool with an integral down-hole shut-in capability and setting tool, enabling both more advanced permeability testing (e.g. IFO) and multiple straddle testing in one trip (making significant operational savings). Can be run on rods or through-the-bit in P and H sized wire line systems or on rods for N size. Modular single/straddle format with a wide range of packer options - including medium pressure SWiPS series and high pressure versions for rock stress testing. Can circulate while testing and check rods integrity prior to testing. 

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  • Gas Packer systems – including traditional formats and adaption kits to run SWiPS® either hydraulically or pneumatically with surface inflation control.
  • Flow Meter Skids for use with the above tools, some with data logger capability and up to 5,000 psi rating.
  • Inflatable ESP Packer System (I-ESP), one of a range of modular pump hanger systems for de-watering and selective zone pumping.

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IPI is also a leading provider of other Water Well products for Mining projects, including dewatering and high pressure water flow diverter systems for underground drilling projects.

IPI OEM and Custom Solutions use a streamlined design & manufacturing approach. Our design team draws from many years of experience in providing cost-effective solutions that work. Regular interface with the customer is integral to the development process. We pride ourselves in being responsive to our customers' needs and in standing behind our products.

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IPI – Market Leader for high performance Inflatable Packers in Custom Made, Mining and Geotechnical applications

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