Wellube performs specification development, proposal evaluation, project management, and technical consulting for oil & gas and water & liquid pipeline maintenance companies. Our Hot tapping service capabilities include specialized applications, wherever achievable.

If you’re planning a project but are not sure of the best way to make it happen, tap into the wealth of experience that we have to offer. Working together, we can achieve innovative and cost-effective hot tapping services to suit your requirements.


Our unique range of specialist hot tapping equipment enables a connection to be made to a piping system or a vessel without shutdown or interruption to production.

Hot tapping services can be performed safely on most types of pipes, ranging from carbon steel to GRE. They can be carried out on systems containing oil, gas, fuel, steam, water, and many other line mediums with pressures up to 1000 PSIG @ 100℉.

Line material

    • Asbestos-Cement
    • Stainless steel
    • Carbon steel
    • Ductile iron

Line Medium

    • Crude oil
    • Gasoline
    • Water
    • Steam
    • Natural gas
    • Wastewater

Wellube’s pipeline and hot tapping services use the latest available technology in coupon retention. When a Hot Tap is performed, the double wired pilot drill retains the coupon for recovery when the process is complete.

A typical Hot Tap installation consists of a tapping saddle, ball or gate valve, and Hot Tapping Machine. The installation is pressure tested, the valve is opened, and the cutter and pilot drill are advanced. When the cut is complete, the cutter and pilot drill is retracted, the valve is closed and the Hot Tap Machine is removed.

Wellube's Hot Tap capabilities:

  • Lines from 0.5″ to 48″ in diameter
  • Temperatures from cryogenic to 1,350°F (400°C)
  • Pressures from atmospheric to 1,000 psig (69 bar)

Beyond the addition of new branch connections to your piping, our hot tap services can also be applied for other purposes.

  • Product sampling point
  • Flow Meter installation
  • Draining of pipelines
  • Pressure Control Switch installation
  • Pipeline inspection
  • Determine product in a pipeline
  • Air Relief Point

Here at Wellube, we have the ability to tie into your system in many different ways. Angle taps, valveless connections, long-travel taps, and other methods for hot tapping services are also available to complete your connection in the most efficient manner possible. Our equipment is designed and tested to withstand the required operating pressures, extreme temperatures, and harsh working environments.

A comprehensive Hot Tapping service package is available, including a detailed survey of your site to determine the most efficient solution: one that’s delivered by our highly skilled and experienced engineers.

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