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Hot Tapping, Linestopping, Under Pressure Drilling & Probe Insertion 30 Years
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Hot Tapping, Linestopping, Under Pressure Drilling & Probe Insertion

 

Hot Tapping (under pressure drilling) enables new branch connections to be made to existing pipework systems without the need to shut down. There is no disruption to critical processes whilst branches are installed.

Using under pressure drilling to make a potential branch connection onto the main, either by welding or the use of a mechanical tee, a valve is then fitted and the live connection made by means of a specialist drilling machine. Probe insertion is specified when sampling systems are also required into pressurised pipelines.

Line stopping is a direct alternative to pipefreezing. IPS engineers are able to evaluate your pipework maintenance requirements and advise on the most appropriate method to use.

This technique can be used on most pipe materials. IPS can carry out drillings from 6mm to 1800mm. Solutions can be engineered to cope with most temperatures and pressures.

Line stopping, under pressure drilling and probe insertion can offer solutions where pipe isolation is required but the flow cannot be stopped. Having carried out a hot tap, the drilling machine is exchanged for a line stop machine, which enables the pipe to be mechanically ‘blocked’.

Single or double line stops can be achieved and a bypass can be incorporated to maintain flow through the system whilst work, e.g. a repair, is carried out.

 

To discuss your specific Hot Tapping, Linestopping, Under Pressure Drilling & Probe Insertion requirements call us now on 0800 037 0377

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Recent Projects

IPS Hot Tapping at London Bridge Hospital

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"Whenever we use the services of IPS it is always a pleasure to work alongside. Nothing is too much trouble for them."Michael J Lonsdale