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High Pressure Hot Taps, What Every Pipeline Operator Must Know

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John McElligott, Paul Manuel

WorldWide Hot Taps Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada

Paper No. IPC2004-0436, pp. 1543-1548; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/IPC2004-0436
From:
  • 2004 International Pipeline Conference
  • 2004 International Pipeline Conference, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4–8, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: International Petroleum Technology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4176-6 | eISBN: 0-7918-3737-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME

abstract

Operating companies must consider the risk implications of any technology before they can use it. Although hot taps offer enormous environmental and economic benefits over alternative technologies, the consequences of inadequate preparation or execution can hurt people and damage property. Operators must know how hot taps work and be aware of the design options and the situations that can make them unfeasible or unsafe. More importantly, the commitment to quality control must be reflective of the ethic that “failure is not an option.”

Copyright © 2004 by ASME

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