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HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

(OP)
Dear all, good day to everybody,
I kindly request to all the specialist a help on the following matter :
I have to do a HOT TAPPING on GAS pipeline existing 52" and 42".
As far as I understand, for HOT TAPPING in GAS LINE is required to do a BYPASS in order to cut and install a new piece.
In my case I have 52"x14" and 42"x14", in this case will be a WELDOLET, and not BARRED TEE, I'm expecting.
In your opinion make WELDOLET 52"x14" and 42"x14" will not create a problem of PIG STUCK, I'm right?
Your opinion is really appreciated.
Thanks
Best Regards
Marcello

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

You need to tell us the thickness and you should discuss with an experienced hot tap contractor to do the work.

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

Who has made this proposal? Move the thread to the piping and pipeline forum for more pertinent responses.

Steve Jones
Corrosion Management Consultant

www.linkedin.com/in/drstevejones

All answers are personal opinions only and are in no way connected with any employer.

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

SteveJ,
Is it just me or has there been a dramatic increase recently in questions posted under completely inappropriate forums?

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

@IM
I'm not getting that impression. It takes time to learn the unwritten rules.

Steve Jones
Corrosion Management Consultant

www.linkedin.com/in/drstevejones

All answers are personal opinions only and are in no way connected with any employer.

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

Those branch sizes should be OK, but would be better if you could install something, but if this is a hot tap then its a hot tap, not a bypass.

What are you trying to do?

Try looking at TD willainsons site which hat hot tap and stopple if you need a cut out, but there are many ways to skin this cat.

https://www.tdwilliamson.com/resources/videos/stop...

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

Those weldolets will be fair sized chunks of metal and will require a hefty weld in a concentrated location. For the sizes, should be looking at a split tee, or similar branch connection.

Steve Jones
Corrosion Management Consultant

www.linkedin.com/in/drstevejones

All answers are personal opinions only and are in no way connected with any employer.

RE: HOT TAPPING - GAS PIPELINE - 52" - 42"

Agree with the wisdom of SJones .... Weldolets are commonly not the best choice for larger (>6"NPS) piping systems.

In addition to the risk of weld distortion, the actual welding of the branch may take an excessive amount of time ....

MJCronin
Sr. Process Engineer

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