Hot Tapping

What is Hot Tapping?

The method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without interruption of service. This means that a pipe or tank can continue to be in operation while system expansion or modifications are being done.

Hot Tapping is most commonly used for:

  • New T-Connections
    • Main Line
    • Trunk Line
    • Service Line
  • Bypassing
  • Blow downs and air valves
  • Installation of instrumentation
  • Pipe and vessel sampling
  • Installation of pigging equipment

Our technicians have worked with virtually every type of piping and vessel in service, from fragile asbestos cement pipe to carbon steel tanks.