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The hot tapping machine procedure explained

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 28, 2015 8:05:00 AM


On a basic level, hot tapping is an installation procedure that connects pipelines whilst they remain in service. It is implemented when repairs to pipelines are required, due to damage or corrosion, or if the operator has decides to add branches to modify their current network.

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Industry standards every hot tapping engineer must know about

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 21, 2015 1:52:00 PM


Meeting or surpassing industry standards on your pipeline projects is something that all engineers should strive towards. For the delicate operation that is hot tapping, extra care and attention is required as it is one of the most dangerous applications in pipeline intervention. To ensure you’re currently completing all your hot tap applications to the correct levels, here’s a look at some of the most common industry standards every hot tapping engineer must know:

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Hot tapping in service pipelines: 5 key considerations

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 14, 2015 10:07:00 AM


Hot tapping has allowed engineers to connect to in service pipelines without shutting down the system, saving valuable down time that otherwise would be added to the operators overall costs.

The process used to repair pipelines and branch out into new connections requires careful planning, skilled engineers, and the best hot tapping equipment available on the market. For those engineers looking to tie into in service pipelines, here’s 5 key considerations to think about:

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5 online resources every hot tapping engineer should use

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 9, 2015 11:51:57 AM

Every hot tapping engineer should know that safety, accuracy and knowledge are absolutely vital to achieve a successful pipeline application. As well as sticking to the rules and standards of hot tapping, engineers should be using the best machinery, to the exact dimensions.

With so much pressure on engineers to get the application right first time, we’ve highlighted 5 key online resources that could help make the task a little easier.

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3 common reasons industrial flange joints fail and how to avoid them

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jun 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Whether it’s an undetectable and slow process, or just a sudden and drastic failure, leaking flanges can cause severe problems for operators and engineers.

Here we take a look at the 3 most common reasons for industrial flange joints failing, and what you can do to ensure maximum integrity throughout the joint’s life.

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Topics: flanges, flange facing machine


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