Wet Taps – Water & Wastewater Applications

Experience You Can Count On

Furmanite has been providing Hot Tapping, Wet Tapping, Line Stopping, and Valve Insertion services longer than any one else.  We have pioneered virtually every application and the leading technology used in the industry today.

Whether performing routine service taps to large-complex water transmission pipeline relocations, we have the experience you need to keep your pipe system in service and flowing while tie-ins, retrofits, or repairs are carried on.


Our standard Hot Tap/Wet Tap Services are carried out across the continent and across the World from 70 strategic field service locations.  We offer the expertise and resources you would expect from a Global Engineering and Contracting company, with the service you want from a local company.  We offer the following services.

  • Hot Tapping/Wet Tapping from 1/2″ – 72″
  • Experts in Concrete Cylinder Pipe Tapping Services
  • Line Stop Services to 96″
  • Valve Insertion Services 4″ – 12″
  • Expertise in working on all pipe materials.  Cast/Ductile Iron, Steel, Asbestos Cement, PVC, Polyethylene, Reinforced Concrete Pipe, Pre-Stressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe, and more

Because Quality Products Mean Years of Trouble Free Installation – Furmanite Tapping Sleeves

Furmanite values the trust that has been placed in us by our customers. Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality products and services at competitive pricing. Not all tapping sleeves, tapping valves, or tapping projects are created equal. Due to the various water distribution pipe materials that are in the ground, the conditions of the pipe, and the location where Hot/Wet Taps are being performed – tapping sleeve selection is critical! We offer the following tapping sleeves as part of our field services based on your unique project needs. We also provide custom sleeve design and fabrication for special projects. Please contact your local Hot/Wet Tap sales representative for help in selecting the appropriate tapping sleeves for your next project.

Top Seal Tapping Sleeve               Concrete Pipe Tapping Sleeve

Stainless Steel Tapping                  Mechanical Joint Tapping

Sleeve                                                Sleeve

Service Tapping Saddle

THE Pioneers in the field of Hot/Wet Tapping

Furmanite’s history in the Hot/Wet Tapping industry began in the 1950’s as part of the first company dedicated to performing Wet Taps as a dedicated specialized contractor.  Serving the potable water and waste water treatment industry for over 50 years, we understand the unique industry requirements for high quality products and service at affordable pricing.  Much has changed since the early days of the tapping industry.  We own and operate the largest and most diverse inventory of Hot/Wet Tapping machinery, strategically located around the globe, in order to service our customer’s Wet Tap needs with the highest quality service possible.  Our services are backed by a team of in-house professional engineers, projects are managed by a seasoned group of professionals, and our field technicians are highly trained and experienced.  Combine Furmanite’s extensive resources to make your next Wet Tap, Hot Tap, Line Stop, and Valve Insertion project a success.

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”. …

Furmanite is thinking global furmanite-the-skys-the-limit_thumb 01/01/1929

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

Technology Development leak-sealing-diagram 11/22/1934

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 …

New Direction New-Technology_thumb 01/01/1966

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 …

Acquisition of SLM Acquisition-of-SLM_thumb 04/13/2011

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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