Hot Taps & Line Stops


During plant operations, unit expansions, or new construction tie-ins, entry into live piping systems is required. These live tie-ins are achieved through the use of specialized pressure contained drills known as hot taps. This process requires the fabrication of split tee or nozzle fittings, its fit up and on-line welding installation, and the drilling into the live line to tie-in new piping.


The supply of hot tap services has traditionally been fragmented. Clients procure fittings, select an installation and welding contractor, and then contract a hot tap drilling company to complete the tie-in. Innovator is your one stop turn-key solution. We can design and fabricate hot tap fittings, provide field installation and welding and perform the hot tap tie-in or we can simply provide you with professionally trained technicians to conduct final tapping operations. We provide the full solution!

To learn more about our Hot-Tap and Linestop Service Program, please click here to download our whitepaper.

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