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Hot tap is a method of employing an under-pressured drilling machine to provide a branch off pipeline from existing main pipe. This is done via a coring process on existing operating pipeline without any interruptions to the flow of medium and system.

Hot tap is also the first procedure in line stop, where the opening on the pipe allows line stop plug head (mechanical or inflatable) to be inserted.


  1. Branch off a new pipeline without affecting the operating system
  2. Convenient- no need for draining of entire pipeline content to branch off
  3. Downstream interruption is avoided
  4. No distruption to system operation
  5. Cost effective


  1. Pipe material: Suitable for various pipe materials including carbon, galvanised and stainless steel, ductile and cast iron and metal pipes
  2. Pipe diameter: Up to 48”
  3. Pipe medium: Suitable for various pipe mediums including oil, gas, water, steam or wastewater
  4. Maximum operating pressure: 1,440 psi
  5. Maximum operating temperature: 300°C
  6. Reliable- over a decade of experience in hot tapping services for clients in various industries
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