1. Assemble fitting around the main.
  2. Mount temporary tapping valve to fitting.
  3. Mount tapping machine to the full port valve.
  4. Pressure tap pipe through an open valve.
  5. Retract cutter contains a coupon with special retaining clips on the pilot to ensure retention.
  6. Close the temporary valve and remove the tapping machine.
  7. Utilize hole in the pipe to perform a line stop or make a branch connection.
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Line Tapping Services

Midwest Chlorinating & Testing provides Line Tapping or Pressure Tapping services up to 20". The pressure tap procedure is a means of tapping a pressurized pipe without disrupting pressure or service upstream of the tap.

A pressure tap is first made by installing a suitable saddle or sleeve around the main that can retain the internal pressure of the main.  A compatible valve with clear bore is attached, through which the pressure tap is performed. Pressure taps can be performed to make a branch connection onto an existing line or be used to make a line stop to perform any necessary maintenance and be used to install a in-line valve under pressure.

Pressure Tap Procedure

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