Plidco Hot Tapping + Saddle
PLIDCO® Hot Tapping+Saddles are designed to ASME code section VIII and API 6H to make branch connections on existing pipelines OR for plugging operations without welding. They are easily installed by simply tightening the side bolts. Patented steel GirderRings hold seals in place to protect from damage and displacement during installation. When conditions are favorable PLIDCO® Hot Tapping+Saddles can be permanently welded to the pipeline.
PLIDCO® Hot Tapping+Saddles when used for plugging operations are designed to include clamping areas to restrict movement of the fitting when setting the plug. Installation is quick; bolt it on, assemble tapping equipment, perform a hydrotest and proceed with the plugging operation. This product can be reclaimed, reconditioned and used again if it hasn’t been welded to the pipeline.
Branches are available in any range of sizes and pressures. Threaded, welded or flanged outlets are available.
Buna-N packing is standard.
Viton, Silicone and other packings are available upon request.
Standard body materials:
– ASTM A106 Gr. C
– ASTM A216 Gr. WCC
– ASTM A516 Gr. 70
– Marine epoxy paint for corrosion protection
– Hinges for ease of installation
– NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 compliant materials