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Hot Tapping Services

Hot Tapping is a technique of using an under pressure drilling machine for cutting a hole in any operating pipeline as well as storage vessel to allow the development of a new branch connection from the present pipe or vessel with no interruption to the flow. This is the first process in line stopping, where a hole saw is employed for creating a pipe opening to insert a line plugging head. Our skilled professionals can easily operate and execute different hot tapping operations for various industries based across the Asia Pacific area. We offer on-site pipeline solutions in a cost-effective, efficiently and safe manner. We also offer turnkey service operations as well as tie-in projects with unmatched efficacy.

When It Is Required?

During pipe alteration as well as addition works, you may face the following challenges:

  • Insertion of a new branch in an equipped pipeline
  • Insertion of branch to drain off a huge quantity of fluid
  • Valve insertion or replacement in an operational pipeline
  • Preparation of the pipeline for line stopping

The components necessary for a distinctive hot tapping operation comprise:

  • A hot tap fitting developed to hold system pressure
  • A valve to manage the new connection
  • A hot tapping machine

Hot Tapping Process

The basic tapping operation is as follows:

  • Install a hot tap fitting as well as a valve on existing pipeline.
  • Install a hot tapping machine.
  • Perform hot tap by an open valve and “coupon” is regained
  • Withdraw cutting assembly.
  • Close the hot tapping valve
  • Remove the hot tap machine for allowing the connection to new pipe.

Benefits:

  • Hot Tap accessories as well as services available
  • Complete insulation & piping works
  • No need to massive draining of fluid
  • Swift and streamlined installation of valves, thermowell, pressure & vacuum gauges
  • Cost effective services

Abilities:

With the aid of high-end machines and technologies, we ensure to provide matchless tapping services of a variety of pipe material such as carbon, galvanished, stainless steel, ductile, cast iron, metal pipe with concrete lining, etc.

  • We offer pipeline up to 48" (1200mm) diameter
  • 1,500 psi operating pressure can be attained
  • 300°C operating temperature can be achieved
  • Various pipes are included from oil, gas, water, wastewater to steam