What is hot tapping?

Hot tapping, or pressure tapping, is the method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without interrupting or emptying that section of pipe or vessel. This means that a pipe or tank can continue to be in operation while maintenance or modifications are being done to it. Call us. 


Hot tap procedure.

01/ Once the hot tap saddle is installed and pressure tested the hot tap machine is installed.

02/ The valve is opened, hot tap completed, and the coupon (or cut portion) is retained by latching onto pilot drill. Pressure is contained within hot tapping machine.

03/ The cutter and coupon are retracted and the valve closed. Fluid is drained and the hot tapping machine is removed. The tapped valve is now ready for the contractor's tie-in.


Did you know?

We have performed over 500 hot tapping projects in the last 3 years. And we are one of the only contractors certified to hot tap into TSSA registered systems. Get a quote!


IMW has been serving the GTA for over 47 years.

As a multi-generational company with over 47 years of experience we've become known as the most trusted and reliable hot tapping service provider in the Greater Toronto Area.