What is Dry Tapping?
Dry Tapping is simply tapping into an empty line or pressure vessel.
Dry Tapping is most commonly used for:
– Replacing traditional cut-in tees, blow downs, air relief, etc. on newly constructed dry pipelines with compatible style of tapping sleeve. Advantages are shorter lead times, usually a fraction of the cost, less time consuming then traditional bolt-ups and reduces risk of potential leaks by reducing the number of gasketed connections
– Providing a precision sized hole for sensitive monitoring probes or other access requirements
– As a safety contingency on pipes or chambers that could unexpectedly surcharge
– Proving abandoned or unknown pipe lines safely by eliminating risk of spark or exposure