What is hot tapping?
Hot tapping, or pressure tapping, is the method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without interrupting or emptying that section of pipe or vessel. This means that a pipe or tank can continue to be in operation while maintenance or modifications are being done to it. Call us.
Hot tap procedure.
01/ Once the hot tap saddle is installed and pressure tested the hot tap machine is installed.
02/ The valve is opened, hot tap completed, and the coupon (or cut portion) is retained by latching onto pilot drill. Pressure is contained within hot tapping machine.
03/ The cutter and coupon are retracted and the valve closed. Fluid is drained and the hot tapping machine is removed. The tapped valve is now ready for the contractor's tie-in.
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