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Topline utilizes the latest technology to carry out hot tap services. This service allows for maintenance and modification of pipelines without shutdown and with minimal disruption to product flow.

Regardless of the size, complexity, or location of a pipeline project, hot tapping is the preferred method for performing maintenance, repairs, or modification work that requires making safe entry into a live, pressurized line. The technology also makes it possible to complete projects by isolating and bypassing sections of pipeline without shutting down production.

We provide this service for:

  • Various pipelines – oil, gas, steam or wastewater
  • Pipelines up to 48” (1200mm) diameter
  • Operating Pressure up to 2,000psig
  • Operating Temperature up to 300oc

Hot tapping provides a safe, reliable, and effective means to create a branch connection on ”live” piping and pressure vessels while they continue to remain in service. This eliminates lost revenue by avoiding often costly and inconvenient outages. Hot taps are typically used as a tie-in point for new piping but are also often performed as a means to deploy instrumentation without shutdown. They are frequently performed as an essential step in preparation for line stopping.

As the industry expert in the field of hot tap design and installation, TOPLINE 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.

Our hot tap procedures follow methodical steps due to the specialized nature of working on under pressure systems. Highly trained and certified TOPLINE engineers and technicians perform a thorough review of every specific hot tapping application ensuring a safe and successful implementation.



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