Wet Tapping and Hot Tapping are synonymous terms describing the cutting of a hole in an existing pressure main. A Tapping Sleeve and Valve are used to facilitate the cutting of the hole in the main while under pressure, providing a permanent branch connection. This can be performed on all types of pipe and under many flow and pressure conditions without interruption to the system.
Rangeline provides our Wet/Hot Tapping Services from 1/2 inch to 48 inch Tapped holes. Wet/Hot Tapping can be performed on all types of pipe materials and products. Here are some examples of the types of pipes, products and applications Wet/Hot Tapping can be used.