Tap Master, Inc. - Hot Tapping

Hot Tapping

Hot Tapping is a means of adding a branch connection to an existing transmission main
without a shutdown of service. Below are examples of common tapping methods.


Tap Master Inc. - 60 inch hot tap60" Hot Tap

Tap Master Inc. - 36 inch hot tap36" Hot Tap

Tap Master Inc. - 45 Degree hot tap45° Hot Tap

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Tap Master Inc. - 36 inch hot tap36" Hot Tap

Tap Master Inc. - 69, 91 & 96 inch hot taps69" 91" and 96" Hot Taps

Tap Master Inc. - 24 inch hot tap24" Hot Tap

Tap Master Inc. - 8 inch hot tap8" Hot Tap

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Tap Master, Inc. - Hot TappingA tapping outlet and valve is connected to an existing main and pressure tested. A tapping machine is mounted and advanced forward, the hole saw cuts into the line while pressured.

Tap Master, Inc. - Hot TappingThe cutter is retracted while retaining the cut section to the pipe and the hot tapped valve is closed off. The tapping machine is now removed and the valve is ready for service.

Tap Master, Inc. - Hot Tapping
  • Straight Tap
  • Angle Tap
  • Elbow Tap