Requirements in Executing a Hot Tap

1. Introduction  This article details the technical and safety requirements for executing a hot tap on hydrocarbon pipelines, piping or tanks.  Hot tapping is a method of making a new connection to an existing pressured pipeline or vessel without interrupting or...

Hot Tapping and Line Stopping

1. Overview of the Article This article will explain the hot tapping and line stopping operation from its typical uses and associated activities to illustrating the risks and benefits related to each operation. Hot tapping and line stopping are executed in a variety...
Pipeline Reroute – A Turnkey Perspective

Pipeline Reroute – A Turnkey Perspective

Introduction The following paper highlights 2 different pipeline reroute projects. There are many similarities, but the main difference is in the approach of each project, i.e., a traditional multi contractor involvement vs. a more turnkey approach. The common thread...