Hot tapping is a field machining process which enables tie-ins to on-stream pipe, tanks, or any pressurized gas or liquid vessel without shutting down service and without release or loss of product. Hot taps also permit the insertion of sensing devices into the flow stream, and are the preparatory stage for line plugging.
Line plugging is a method of isolating or temporarily blocking-in a section of pressurized line for purposes of alteration or maintenance, This is done without shutting down the system and without loss of product. If flow must be maintained, a temporary or permanent bypass can be installed around the work section.
Where potential for fire or explosion exists, dangerous torch cutting can be avoided with our pneumatic cold cutting services. Safe field cuts are performed quickly and accurately on 2" – 48” and larger diameter pipe or tubing. We use equipment that is small, lightweight and portable, with minimal clearance requirements