Keep Critical Pipe System Flowing with Furmanite Hot Tap and Line Stop Services

Furmanite understands our customer’s unique industry needs.  Maintaining critical piping systems that serve commercial high-rise buildings, hospitals, banks, or district heating & cooling systems have unique challenges.  Furmanite has the Hot Tap and Line Stop capabilities to ensure your project is properly planned and implemented.  Our No-Shutdown Piping Services means your piping will stay on-line during retrofit, tie-in, repair, or relocations.

Experts in Critical Pipe “No-Shutdown” Hot Tap / Line Stop field services

Typical work in commercial buildings pose unique challenges which are not common in other industries we serve. For this reason, we have developed custom, low profile machinery that are powered by alternate sources. This means easier transportation of equipment to upper levels of buildings, or having large hot tap machines capable of fitting into tight quarters. Each job is analyzed on a case by case basis by an experienced project engineer who will assess your Hot Tap or Line Stop needs and properly select the appropriate methods and machinery to make your work accomplished in the most professional manner possible. Furmanite will adhere to all piping codes and standards for all hot tap and line stop work, ensuring that pipe system integrity and a safe work environment is our top priority.

Whether performing hot taps for chiller tie-ins, line stops to make piping modifications where valves don’t exist or are found to be inoperable, to more complex operations such as temporary bypassing pipes so critical flow can be maintained, we can assist you in your project planning and implementation. Keeping your piping systems flowing and helping you avoid a system shutdown or drain down is our specialty.

  • Hot Taps from 1/2″ to 72″
  • Hot Tap Presssures Standard to 1480 PSIG
  • Custom Design Hot Tap Machinery for Tight Clearance
  • Large Diameter, lighter weight hot tap machines for transportation in freight elevators
  • Large Hot Tap Capabilities, powered by alternate power sources.  Electric Powered Hydraulic Units. Electric Motors capable of making large Hot Taps.

Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

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Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

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First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

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Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

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Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

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Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

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Technology Development Furmanite Expands Engineering on Leak Sealing Technology. Photographs taken from a 1934 sales brochure together with schematics of …

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Growing Furmanite Letter from the Chairman of Furmanite Engineering based in Birkenhead, England to his lawyer requesting information on a …

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New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

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Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

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Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

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Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

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Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …


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