Toronto Hot Tapping Service

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How Hot Tapping Works

Hot tapping with WellFab is a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to make variations to pipeline networks without interrupting the network. WellFab’s hot tapping process starts always from the needs of the customer. Together with our specialists, customers can find the best way to execute the alteration work for the pressurized pipeline network without stopping the flow.
  • Burlington - 8" stainless steel Hot Tap into water main using gate valve only
  • Toronto 10" Hot Tap using Tonisco valve
  • Toronto 3" Hot Tap into 6" Natural Gas line using ball valve only

Applications & Capabilities

By using technology developed by TONISCO®, it is possible to make branches from ¾” to 24”. Pipe materials can vary from plastic and composite to stainless steel.

Hot tapping pressure tapping, or live tapping is the method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without interrupting or emptying of that section of pipe or vessel. This means that a pipe or tank can continue to be in operation while maintenance or modifications are being done to it. The process is also used to drain off pressurized casing fluids and add test points or various sensors such as temperature and pressure. Our equipment and technicians are prepared to meet any challenge in any setting, including:

  • District Heating and Cooling Networks
  • Water Distribution
  • Waste Water Networks
  • Building Maintenance
  • Natural Gas Plants
  • Oil Networks, Processing Plants
  • By-Pass piping installation
  • New Construction tie-ins
  • Pipe Inspection
  • New pipeline construction
  • Sample points of quality control
  • Sample points of quality control
  • Flow Meter installation
  • Thermowell insertion
  • Custom Engineering