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In focus: CHT1000 (3 - 12") Hot Tapping Machine

In a new feature for the Mirage blog we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool. This week we take a look at the CHT1000 (3 - 12") Hot Tapping Machine that is ideal for pipeline intervention and wellhead maintenance.

CHT1000 (3 - 12") Hot Tapping Machine


With a working pressure capacity of 5000 p.s.i maximum and ability to hot tap from Ø3 – 12” - the CHT1000 has been specifically designed for all pipeline intervention and wellhead maintenance.

Featuring an improved cut efficency, geared mechanical depth display and constant pressure seal monitoring ports - the machine is supplied with an auto feed drive and motor, as well as lifting brackets, cutter adaptors, connection hoses and other gauge and toolkit requirements.

Other Technical Specs.


  • Max operating temperature: 200 deg C (392 deg F)
  • Spindle bar minimum clearance: 75mm (3")
  • Air consumption required: 98 s.c.f.m (2.69 m3/m)

Feed Rates

  • Handle feed: 10mm (0.393")
  • Variable auto feed: 0-9 mm/min (0-0.315" min)

Unsure whether the machine range matches your requirement? Take a look at out hot tapping buyers guide.

Hot tapping accessories

Optional extras for the machine are available if required. We supply line stopping cutters, pilot drills, flange adaptors and power packs to complete the job as efficiently as possible. More information on accessories for the CHT1000 can be found here >>

Download our hot tapping machine buyer's guide

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