Hot Tapping & Line Stopping
Hot tapping is a method of cutting a hole into a “live” pipeline which can be performed safely on hazardous and flammable products without interruption to product flow or loss of pipeline product. Our diverse range of equipment enables new branch connections to be performed on most Metallic pipes ie. Stainless steel, Carbon steel, Ductile Iron, Cast Iron and also on Asbestos Cement, Concrete cylinder, GRP and GRE pipes.After cutting into the pipeline we can perform Line Stopping to facilitate pipeline repair or alteration.The pipeline can be operated under normal conditions in most cases when used in conjunction with a temporary bypass.
Our Line stop services are a cost effective solution to enable repairs, maintenance, modifications or reconfiguration of existing piping systems to be carried out on a planned or emergency basis. To enable a repair while maintaining operation of the pipeline we can perform a double Line Stop with temporary bypass.