Hot tapping, or pressure tapping, is the method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without the interruption of emptying that section of pipe or vessel. This means that a pipe or can continue to be in operation whilst maintenance or modifications are being carried out.
Hot Taps can be performed on most any type of pipe, ranging from carbon steel to PVC. At UK Commercial Gas we use the latest technology to ensure no interruption of service. We can perform on hot/wet/cold/and tank taps from 1/2″ to 102″, at operating pressures ranging up to 2,200 psi and at operating temperatures up to 700°F.