SureTap® Hot Tapping
Hot Tap Drilling Machines
Hot Tapping is the method of making a connection to an existing pipeline while it remains operating and under pressure. The installation of a welded fitting or mechanical hot tap clamp provides a branch or off-take allowing connection to be made to process piping or a pipeline safely, without interrupting or depressurising the system.
The SureTap® range of proprietary hot tapping machines provide performance and reliability for critical, pressurised tapping operations. Designed and built to incorporate industry-leading features, the SureTap range incorporates a double block and bleed sealing configuration, allowing taps to be performed safely on a wide range of pipeline materials and mediums, including use with sour (H2S) products. A positive retention pilot drill system has been incorporated to ensure robust securing and recovery of the cut pipeline coupon. As standard, all SureTap machines are suitable for onshore, topsides or subsea operations and are fully compatible with industry-standard tapping equipment; including the deployment and recovery of completion plugs.
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