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   HOT TAPS   

  What is a Hot Tap?  

Hot Tapping is the technique used to safely attach a branch connection while a system remains operational, in service and under pressure. This method is typically employed as a tie-in point for new piping; Hot Taps are also the first technique when performing a Line Stop (pipeline isolation).

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   HOT TAP PROCESS    

  • A flanged saddle is welded to the pipe

  • Full port valve is bolted to the flanged saddle

  • Bolt hot tap machine to the valve

  • Pressure test assembly - prior to hot tapping

  • Hot tap is performed

  • Once the hot tap is completed – retract and close valve

  • Bleed pressure and remove tap machine

   HOT TAP APPLICATION    

  • New construction tie-ins

  • Installation of bypass systems

  • Pressure and vacuum gauge installation

  • Quality control sample points

  • Valve installation

  • Retrofits and repair alterations

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