Hot-tapping to connect a branch connection
We offer hot-tapping of existing pipelines to join branch connections, i.e. connecting a new branch to the pipeline without interrupting the operation of the main line or having to drain the medium. We are able to tap existing lines and connect branches for a diameter of DN 20 up to DN 150 of the branch connection (using reduction or full-bore tap valves). Our skilled experts at Uponor Infra Fintherm then insulate the new branch connection joining the main line with a T-kit, using an extrusion welder for plastics.
Please note: For the sake of employee safety, the pressure and temperature of the medium must be reduced for the duration of the tapping procedure!