Hot tapping

Hot Tapping and Plugging Technology Opens Pathway for Safe, Efficient Projects

Regardless of the size, complexity, or location of a pipeline project, hot tapping and plugging (HT&P) 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 for pipeline owners and operators to isolate and bypass sections of pipeline so they can complete their projects without shutting down the system or losing product.

TDW has been a trusted source of HT&P equipment and consumables for decades, and when operators turn to TDW services to complete their projects, the company provides certified specialists — whose training fully aligns with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) operator qualification requirements — to ensure the work is done properly.