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Hot Taps

Eliminating on-stream transmission and
distribution line shutdowns or loss of product.

Providing Safe, Reliable, and Effective Hot Taps On Live Piping

Hot tapping provides a safe, reliable, and effective means to create a branch connection on ”live” piping and pressure vessels while they continue to remain in service. This eliminates lost revenue by avoiding often costly and inconvenient outages. Hot taps are typically used as a tie-in point for new piping but are also often performed as a means to deploy instrumentation without shutdown. They are frequently performed as an essential step in preparation for line stopping.

As the world’s foremost authority and pioneer in the field of hot tap design and installation, TEAM provides custom and off-the-shelf solutions to satisfy your unique project needs. Whether hot tapping a pressurized pipe system, storage tank, pipe elbow, blind flange or containment wall –you can count on our experience to see your project is completed safely, efficiently, and on time.

Our hot tap procedures follow methodical steps due to the specialized nature of working on under pressure systems. Highly trained and certified TEAM technicians perform a thorough review of every specific hot tapping application ensuring a safe and successful implementation. 

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Learn More About Our Hot Tap Services

  • Capabilities

    TEAM Hot Tap Capabilities

    • Piping systems from ½ ̋ to 48 ̋ in diameter (15 mm to 1,219.2 mm)
    • Piping systems with temperatures from cryogenic to 1,350°F (732°C)
    • Pressured piping systems from vacuum to 4,300 psig (296 bar)

  • Advantages

    TEAM Hot Tap Advantages

    • Eliminates shutdowns or service interruptions
    • Allows revenue stream to be maintained
    • Avoids costly redesign of pipeline sections
    • Reduces cost of planning
    • Prevents emissions and loss of product
    • Provides access to the largest and most diverse inventory of hot tapping equipment in the industry
    • Ensures fast delivery of resources to your job site
  • Common Applications

    Common Applications

    • Pipeline tie-ins
    • Re-routing process piping
    • Repairing pressure letdown stations
    • Pressure and vacuum installations
    • Quality control sample points
    • Pressure gauge/monitoring points
    • Thermowell installations
    • Flowmeter installations
    • Injection quill installations
    • Wet tapping
    • Probe and meter Installation
    • Angle hot taps
    • Fitting taps; i.e.: elbows,end caps, etc.
    • Subsea hot tapping
    • Containment wall tapping
  • Fully-Certified Techs

    Fully-Certified Techs

    TEAM’s hot tap technicians are put through a rigorous, method specific, multi-level certification and training process resulting in the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced team. 

  • Integrated Solutions

    Integrated Solutions

    TEAM responds to our clients’ needs for increased asset management efficiency and reliability by providing higher value solutions with integrated services, covering projects from inception to completion. This allows for time and cost saving opportunities to be identified from reduced man hours and increased time on tools throughout the project. 

  • Digital Solutions

    Digital Solutions

    Our digital platform turns slow paper-driven bolting processes into streamlined, fully-automated and fully transparent operations.  This results in less re-work, more time-on-tools and less manual data entry for improved efficiencies.

Fittings and Equipment

TEAM designs, develops and manufactures the most complete and time-tested hot tap and line stop equipment inventory in the world. We have achieved numerous industry firsts and maintain our position at the forefront of technology and best practices. Our sales, engineering, manufacturing and field personnel draw from decades of experience and wisdom to provide you with solutions for any type of piping problem, without shut down or interruption of service. All TEAM fittings and equipment can be paired with our integrated hot tap and line intervention services.

  • Split Tee Fittings

    Split Tee Fittings

    • Suitable for both hot taps and line stops
    • Compatible with standard hot tapping/plugging
    • Equipment
    • Eliminate nozzle alignment problems
    • No potential for weld to penetrate tapping area
    • Allow full-bore hot tap size
    • Full range of reducing branch sizes available
    • Custom fittings for any size, flange rating,
    • Temperature, pressure and process
  • Full Encirclement Saddle Fittings

    Full Encirclement Saddle Fittings

    • Handles both hot taps and line stops
    • Compatible with existing hot tapping/plugging equipment
    • Nozzle holds fitting pressure
    • Eliminates pressure-bearing fillet welds
    • Minimizes hot tap size
    • Available in 3 ̋ to 36 ̋ sizes, any alloy
    • Full range of reducing branch sizes available
  • Bolt-On Fittings

    Bolt-On Fittings

    • Handles critical service for extended periods of time
    • Available for hot taps and line stops
    • Sizes from ½ ̋ to 36 ̋ (15 mm to 900 mm)
    • 150#, 300# and 600# ANSI rated flanges
    • No welding required
    • Effective in fluctuating temperatures and pressures
    • Can be utilized to reenter the line
    • Custom-manufactured options available for any size, shape, pressure, temperature, process or material
  • Gas Distribution and Transmission Fittings

    Gas Distribution and Transmission Fittings

    • ANSI 150# and 300# series
    • No special adapters required
    • Pressure control fittings for steel piping
    • 1-1/4 ̋ to 3 ̋ threaded fittings with completion plug, O-ring and cap
    • 4 ̋ to 12 ̋ flanged fittings with completion plug, O-ring and blind flange
  • Sealing Elements

    Sealing Elements

    • Pressures to 1,480 psi
    • Sizes from 3 ̋ to 36 ̋
    • Temperatures to 350°F
    • Available drilled, ground-to-size, unground
    • Buna-N material standard
    • Viton, EPDM, Aflas available

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