Hot Tapping Services


Hot Tap experience you can rely on

As the world’s foremost authority and pioneer in the field of Hot Tap design and installation, Furmanite 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.

Hot Tap applications we provide:

  • Industrial Hot Tap Service
  • Pipeline Hot Tap Expertise
  • Tapping services for the Water and Waste Water industry
  • High Pressure and High Temperature Hot Tap capabilities
  • Full Size on Size and Reduced Branch Pipe Branch Hot Tap Connections
  • Thermo-Well Hot Tap Installations
  • Probe and Meter Installation – under pressure
  • Angle Hot Taps
  • Subsea Hot Tapping
  • Containment Wall Tapping
  • Storage Tank Taps

Unparalled Hot Tap Capabilities

Furmanite is equipped to handle all of your Hot Tap needs. We carry the largest and most diverse inventory of Hot Tapping equipment in the world. The equipment is strategically located to respond to your specific project needs in the quickest and most cost effective manner. We have a proven record of developing unique and custom Hot Tap solutions for the most complicated scenarios; please consider the parameters of our capabilities as a guideline.

  • Hot Taps performed in size ranges from ½” – 72”
  • Hot Taps performed on systems operating to 2800 PSIG
  • Hot Taps performed on systems operating to 1200 Degrees F.

Hot Taps performed on a variety of piping and vessels materials including the following: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast / Ductile Iron, Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe, Reinforced Concrete Pipe, Transite or Asbestos Cement, Exotic Alloys, PVC, Polyethylene, and others.

Hot Tapping performed on pipes containing a variety of products including the following: Plant Utilities  – steam, natural gas, condensate, compressed air.  Raw and Refined Petroleum Products. Process Chemicals.  Slurries and Liquors.  HVAC Systems including Chilled Water, Glycol, Hot Water, Condensor Water.  Municipal Services such as potable water and waste water.

Hot Tap Procedures

Furmanite Hot Tap procedures follow methodical steps due to the specialized nature of working on under pressure systems. Attention to project planning is essential in the first phase of every Hot Tap project. Furmanite will perform a thorough review of your specific hot tapping application by an experienced and qualified Furmanite Hot Tap representitive to insure a safe and successful hot tap is implemented in the field.

Performing a Hot Tap requires an attachment to a pipe or vessel. The attachments can be welded or mechanical fastened (Bolt-On Tees). Furmanite’s Hot Tap Fitting attachments are provided with flanged, butt weld, threaded and other special outlet configurations. A Valve is mounted to the hot tap fitting outlet and the assembly is pressure tested prior to performing the hot tap operation. Measurements of the attachement are taken and an under-pressure drilling machine (Hot Tap) is connected to the valve outlet. The Hot Tap Drilling machine will drill or bore an opening into the pressurized system, without shut-down, or spilling the system contents. Once complete, the Hot Tap cutting assembly is retracted, the valve is closed, and the machinery is depressurized and removed.

Please contact your local Furmanite Hot Tap project manager for consultation and specific project planning and hot tap procedure development.

Leaders in the field of Hot Tapping for 50+ Years

Furmanite’s Hot Tap Service Group began as part of the first known organization (IPSCO) dedicated to providing Hot Taps as an engineered contractor service. Dating back to the 1950’s, we have designed, developed, and pioneered Hot Tapping service applications and solutions for our customers for over 50 years.

With decades of experience working on pressurized systems, Furmanite has the ability to exceed all your project requirements and expectations – from initial site survey through engineering assessment and actual preparation and implementation.

At Furmanite we are proud to provide our customers local service with the resources of a global engineered construction services provider. Tap into our experience for your next Hot Tap or Line Stop project to see the difference you get when working with the leader in the field. Contact us at one of our 70 field service centers, located on 6 continents and you will see why, “WE WORK BEST – UNDER PRESSSURE.”


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