Adding branch connections to existing pipelines without interrupting service is our specialty. Capabilities: 1/2" - 96" on water, gas, steam, air, and chemicals. Available for any type of pipe, with complete turnkey service available. IFT specializes in large diameter connections.
Hot tapping or pressure tapping is the method of making a connection, or tying into, existing pipe or vessels without interrupting the system. Pipeline tapping is also the first procedure in line stopping, where the hole saw is used to make an opening in the pipe, so a line plugging head can be inserted. IFT's hot tapping services include tapping 1/2" to 96" on natural gas, water, sewage, steam, petroleum products, and chemicals.
To get a quote for your Hot/Wet tapping needs, with or without a valve, call IFT 1-800-221-3332 or use our free quote form.
Hot Tapping Procedures:
A. Saddle or weld nozzle installed, valve installed, assembly pressure tested and tapping machine attached.
B. Valve opened, hot tap completed, coupon or cut portion retained by latches on pilot drill. Pressure is contained within the tapping machine.
C. Cutter and coupon retracted and valve closed. Fluid is drained and tapping machine is removed. The tapped valve is now ready for the contractor’s tie-in or IFT’s line stopping equipment to be inserted.
Typical Tapping Angles: Straight Tap, Angle Tap and Elbow Tap
The slide show displays images of a first of its kind, a 102" x 42" tap ,without a leaving a permanent valve. Once the tap was made the Dylan Swedge Valve™ was closed. Our Swedge Valve tie in was in place for 4 months until the line was completed. Once new the pipeline was completed the Dylan Bonnet and Gate were removed leaving a butterfly valve aprox. one mile down stream from the connection.
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"We were impressed with Jason, he represented your company very well on the job in Yuma. We’ve had vendors/workers in the past who show up, fumble around and are not totally familiar with their equipment. Not the case with Jason, he was professional, prepared and jumped right in and got started."- Craig Hochheimer,
City of Yuma, AZ
"I just wanted to take a minute to thank and commend you on your team selection and the gentleman who performed the work out here at NIH for us last week. Tom and his partner were on time, and performed their work with the utmost professionalism. This is a very high profile project for my firm and for NIH and your technicians made us look very good and in fact helped us solve a big testing problem."- Michael McReady,
JCM Associates, Inc.
"City broke off a 2" air relief valve on a 16" ductile sewage pipeline with 45psi. Before the valve could be replaced we had to rush out and complete a 16" linestop. The linestop was successful with a 100% plug. On the left is the thank you letter from the City ."- James W. Pinkerton,
Manager, City of Kingston, Tennessee