Our service centres in the UK & Dubai are equipped with a wide range of line stopping and drilling equipment, designed to reduce down time or shutdowns.
We offer a fast and reliable response to your enquiries and hold stocks of pipeline fittings to suit client requirements. This service is particularly useful in emergency situations.
We can do under pressure hot taps into pipelines, tanks or blind flanges. (carbon steel or stainless steel)
Our plugging equipment includes hinged plugging heads, Using a sealing element, various elements materials are available on request, with sizes from 3” to 60” diameter.
We also have a range of low pressure 12 bar plugging heads called the Power Stop suitable for lines 3/4” inch through to 6” including 3” and 5”.
Hot Tapping or pressure tapping is the method of making a connection to existing pipelines or vessels while the existing system is under pressure.
This method employs a drilling or tapping machine and a full bore valve and either a nozzle or a full encirclement fitting welded to the existing pressurised system.
The drilling machine, generally consists of a telescoping boring bar mechanically driven by our specially designed gear box which advances a cutting tool.
A necessary element in the hot tap procedure is the full bore valve (however if the client decides that the line is to be depressurised a valve is not required).
If a valve is required this allows the tapping machine to be removed after the cutting operation, flange ratings are from 150lb through 900lb ANSI ratings.
Line stopping is a means of stopping flow and providing a shut. Line stopping can be used to isolate piping systems for repairs and alterations.
Line stopping can be performed on many types of piping materials and for a variety of media such as gas, water, sewage and oil.
Why use line stopping?
- Service to consumers process industries and sensitive services is maintained.
- Contamination and / or loss of fluid or gas does not occur.
- Toxic or harmful product is not released.
- Fire protection not affected.
- No time wasted draining the systems.
- Personnel are used efficiently on effecting repair.
- Eliminates need for bulk transfer and storage of harmful fluids.