A large plastics manufacturer in the United States contacted Topaz during a plant expansion project. They needed to tie into an existing water line with no system shutdown to facilitate chilling a new injection mold on one of their product lines. Since the water system already served several other molds, draining it to make the tie-ins was not an option. One day of downtime would cost the company nearly $500,000 in lost revenue.
Topaz, Inc. was asked to make several 4” hot taps into chilled and condenser PVC water lines. With experience making hot taps in a wide variety of types of piping material, this was no problem. The taps were made through full port ball valves using standard Topaz hot tapping equipment. After consulting with the Topaz technician on the job, the general contractor took the appropriate measures required to support the weight of the tapping machine and prevent undue stress to the PVC pipe.
With numerous years of experience working in the manufacturing environment, Topaz, Inc. understands the cost of downtime. This job was completed on time, without problems, and prevented lost revenue for the customer.