McElroy hot tap, testing tools now available in metric sizes

McElroy’s Hot Tap Tool and Test Cap lines — available for years in Imperial sizes — have recently been expanded to meet the international fused piping industry’s metric needs. The Hot Tap Tools make it possible to add new service connections to live water or gas mains while keeping existing services up and running. In response to customer feedback, they are now available for 63mm to 160mm polyethylene branch lines up to DR11. The Hot …

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Hot Tap, Cure to Invasive Gas Line Construction

Tapping into a gas line can be bothersome to local residents when their service is interrupted. Hot tapping is the process of adding pipe to an existing line without turning the flow off. The main concern with this method is safety. Protecting the environment is a priority along with the well being of crewmen during the operation. For polyethylene pipe, McElroy Manufacturing Inc. of Tulsa OK has answered both concerns with their tool, the Hot …

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