Hot Tapping

We generally provide a turnkey solution that is we attend site, weld or bolt a saddle to the pipe, install a plugged permanent valve for our clients use. This all completed without shutdown, draining, purging or isolation.

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Australian Hot Taps innovative solutions include live thermowells, thermometer pockets, probes and flow meter installations in not only Steel lines but also in Copper and many other pipelines.

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Line Stopping

The way the EZ2 system has obsoleted traditional stopping and/or drain downs in the water market, we see as the future for regaining control of all under pressure operating systems.

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Live Valve Insertion

Live Valve Insertion on operating pipelines is exciting and a great advance on having to either fully drain down or do (2) line stops and then drain down, or freeze lines, then cut in a new line valve.

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Piping Services

Australian Hot Taps offer our clients Commercial and Industrial gas line sizing, Specialist gas reticulation high pressure, above and below ground, Off site steel fabrications, NDT of pipe wall thicknesses.

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Testing / Purging

Australian Hot Taps are experts at pressure testing gas lines- at high or low pressure, we have all the equipment including the latest digital nanometers, twenty four (24) hour chart recorders, “Washington Type” leak detectors, bourdon gauges and electronic leak detectors. As well as the equipment we have the experience of pressurising the line with nitrogen ensuring the test is on for the correct length of time then either signing off on the line or advising our client of a leak that they may wish us to or themselves to locate.

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Leak Repair

Quite often we manufacture a custom designed product to seal the leak, so whether the leak is on an elbow, tee, flange or straight piece of pipe there is a solution that can be employed under pressure. Clamps for many pipes are held in stock so an immediate response is often available.

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Squash Offs

There are times when other methods of stopping the flow are not possible or cost effective; sometimes the solution is to squash off. Download the following document for more information.

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Pipe Freezing

Pipe Freezing quickly and safely causes pipeline flow isolation, using liquid nitrogen to temporarily freeze fluid in existing pipes.

Gas Diversions

We can do under pressure live gas diversions on most gas pipelines. With our expertise in live tapping’s, squash offs and purging. We take care of it from start to finish without any interruption to the gas services.