Hot Tapping in the Pipeline Industry

Furmanite is the proven leader in the field of Hot Tapping and Line Plugging in the oil and gas transportation industry.  We provide Hot Tap and Line Plugging services for both natural gas transmission and distribution systems, as well as crude oil and product pipeline markets.  Furmanite’s global team understand the needs, standards, and expectations of each industry segment and are at the ready for both standard and custom design Hot Tap solutions.  Furmanite operates the largest and most diverse inventory of Hot Tap and Line Plugging equipment in the industry.  Furmanite also continues to lead the the industry with pioneering new technologies.  Our OEM manufactured fittings, field services, and equipment are time-tested and proven in the field with over 50 years of service to the industry.

Furmanite OEM Hot Tapping and Line Plugging Equipment and Fittings

IPSCO/Furmanite’s Split-Tee, Spherical-Tee, Split-Sleeve-Bolted-Mechanical, 3-Way Lateral Tee, and custom design Hot Tap/Line Stop fittings are designed in accordance to applicable industry standards.  Our Pipeline Line Plugging and Hot Tap Equipment as well as our Hot Tap and Line Plugging Split Tee fittings are interchangeable with most industry standard machinery and fittings.  This gives our customer choice in vendors based on quality of service, product, and dependability.

Experience Counts

Furmanite stands ready to respond to both typical and unexpected repair and maintenance scenarios. When an oil platform in Egypt caught fire, Furmanite quickly deployed seasoned senior technicians to the scene, along with state-of-the art subsea hot tapping machines, line plugging valves, and hydraulic actuators. This combination of experience and technology allowed for rapid containment and resolution of this potentially dangerous situation.

Pipeline Transmission and Distribution Services

  • Standard Hot Tapping pressures to 1480 PSI, custom applications to 2500 PSI
  • Pipeline Hot Tapping to 60″ Diameter
  • NCCER and Veriforce DOT Operator Qualified Hot Tap/Line Plugging Certified Technicians
  • Standard Pivoting Head, Mueller Line Stopper, Sure-Stop, and Qualitech Line Plugging
  • Balanced Pressure Hot Tapping Machines and Extended Reach capabilities
  • OEM Manufacturing – Split Tees, Spherical Tees, 3-Way Lateral Hot Tap Tees, and more

Offshore Expertise

  • Technicians and equipment set up specifically for Offshore
  • Double Sets of Hot Tap Equipment for all Offshore Projects
  • Hydraulic Deck Power Units
  • Sub Tek Power Units for depths up to 1000 feet below sea level
  • Customized Deck Hot Tap Training Program for all divers
  • Hot Tap Procedures written specifically for Offshore/Subsea Applications
  • Manufacturing Procedures for Sub Sea applications

Offshore Summary

  • Offshore Projects have been successfully completed over the past 20 years in the North Sea, Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, and Gulf of Mexico with no spills or releases.
  • Hot Taps and Line Plugging have been made to depths up to 1,000 FSW
  • Furmanite can provide the equipment, technical expertise, and a wide range of fittings
  • Pipeline Integrity Services and repair expertise for both above and below the water line.
  • Carbon Fiber and Composite Pipeline repair services
  • OEM Manufactured Split Sleeve Mechanical Pipeline Repair Clamps (FurmaSeal)
  • Custom design Pipeline Leak Repair Solutions from the World Wide Leader

Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

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

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

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 …

Acquisition-GSG Division Acquisition-GSG-Division_thumb 01/13/2006

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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