Hot tapping and line stopping services require an in-depth understanding of the flow rate, temperature pressure and nature of the material in the line. With over 35 years of experience, ISS personnel have the expertise to tackle each unique application. Hot tapping allows an opening to be cut or drilled into a pipe that is carrying product under pressure.
Line stopping is the process of inserting a plugging head into a pipeline to temporarily block the flow of product or to isolate a section of pipe while diverting the product flow using a bypass.
› ½ “–60″ diameter tap sizes
› Boring bar stroke (reach) of over 110”
› Available off the shelf for up to 1,480 psig maximum operating pressure and temperatures as high as 700 °F
› Custom designs and packers available
› Power driven with pneumatic motor drives or single or dual hydraulic motor drives
› Full range of equipment
› Cutter and pilot repairs with high-speed steel and/or carbide materials
› Complete high-pressure pipe plugging system for temporary blockage of pipelines and pipe systems when isolation is not an option
› Standard system designed for 1000 psig and 100 °F differential across the plugging head
› Pivoting head is result of decades of design enhancement and refinement