Unique solution for job “down under”
Dating back to the 1950s, Furmanite has pioneered Hot Tapping service applications and solutions for customers. A team in Sydney, Australia, recently demonstrated Furmanite’s leadership in Hot Tapping when a customer needed to connect to a domed or bullet-shaped pipe end that raised some issues from the normal side on the pipeline hot tap.
The team created a unique solution for the Hot Tap fitting that consisted of a series of bands so both internal and external welds could be applied. A HT reducer was then able to be connected to the dome end and a valve bolted in place to meet the Sydney water pipe weld standards.
Furmanite provided a complete turnkey solution with the manufacture of the unique Hot Tap fitting, the welding and the cement lining of the fitting.