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Hot Taps & Line Stops

During plant operations, unit expansions or new construction tie-ins, you need entry into live piping systems.

Innovator Industrial Services achieves these live tie-ins through specialized pressure-contained drills – hot taps.

We fabricate split tee or nozzle fittings, its fit-up and on-line welding installation, and drill into the live line to tie-in new piping.

Innovator is your “one-stop shop” for Hot Tap and Line Stop solutions.

Learn About Hot Tap and Line Stoppinng


  • Line Size: Up to 16″
    • Larger Sizes Available On Request
  • Your one-stop turn-key solution.
  • We design and fabricate hot tap fittings.
  • Provide field installation and welding.
  • Perform the hot tap tie-in.
  • Install and Monitor Line Stops


  • Enables modifications to live pipelines without shutdowns or depressurization
  • Reduces downtime and production loss
  • Cost-effective compared to complete shutdowns
  • Minimizes impact on operations and customer service
  • Allows for adding connections, valves, meters, or gauges to existing pipelines
  • Enables measurements, inspections, sampling, or testing of live pipelines
  • Reduces the need for bypass systems
  • Enhances safety by eliminating extensive depressurization
  • Provides safe isolation of pipeline sections
  • Maintains pressure containment for added safety


  • Adding branch connections
  • Installing valves, meters, gauges, fittings, or equipment
  • Conducting tie-ins or interconnections between pipelines
  • Sampling, testing, inspecting, or measuring fluids
  • Installing or replacing fittings and equipment
  • Enabling flow diversion, rerouting, or bypass operations
  • Facilitating pressure relief, venting, or isolation
  • Creating temporary isolation for maintenance, repairs, or modifications
  • Facilitating replacement or repair of pipeline sections
  • Conducting inspections or tests downstream of the stopping point
  • Enabling bypass operations or rerouting during maintenance


  • ABSA
  • TSSA
  • TSBC
  • And More

Get Access to Our Hot Tapping Brochure

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Save Money

Innovator Hot Tap & Line Stop Solutions reduce the expense of using multiple suppliers. This often results in extended downtime, and that is money out the window you can’t afford to lose.

Save Time

Innovator Hot Tap & Line Stop Solutions mean you don’t need to find different providers for each step of this vital process. You save time when you turn to Innovator.

Protect Health

Innovator uses only extensively and expertly trained professional technicians who know that workplace safety is always job number one. Innovator takes every precaution to ensure employees go home healthy after every shift.

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Hot Tap & Line Stops - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hot tapping, also known as pressure tapping or live tapping, is a method used to create a connection to an existing pressurized pipeline while it is still in operation, allowing for modifications or additions without shutting down the entire system.

Line stopping is a technique used to temporarily stop the flow of fluids within a pipeline for maintenance, repairs, or modifications, enabling work to be done downstream of the stopping point while the upstream section remains operational.

We specialize in line sizes up to 16″. However, larger sizes can be accommodated upon request. Please contact us for specific inquiries.

We offer a turn-key solution, including designing and fabricating hot tap fittings, providing field installation and welding services, performing hot tap tie-ins, and installing and monitoring line stops.

We cater to various industries, including oil and gas, water utilities, chemical processing, and more. Our services can be customized to meet the specific needs of each industry.

We prioritize safety and adhere to strict safety protocols throughout the process. Our technicians are trained and experienced in working with pressurized systems, and we follow industry-standard safety guidelines to minimize risks.

Hot tapping can generally be performed on various pipeline materials, such as steel or stainless steel. The suitability for hot tapping depends on factors like material thickness, pressure rating, and other considerations. We assess the specific requirements for each project to ensure feasibility.

Yes, line stops are reversible. Once the necessary work downstream of the stopping point is completed, the line stop equipment can be removed, and the flow can be restored in the pipeline.

The duration of a project varies depending on factors like pipeline size, complexity, and the specific requirements of the job. We provide estimates and timelines based on the project scope during the initial consultation phase.

To get a quote or request our services, you can contact our team directly through our website or by phone. We will be happy to discuss your project requirements, provide pricing information, and guide you through the next steps.

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