These hot tap sleeves are fast and easy to install with simple hand tools, require no caulking or special equipment and may be used with any standard tapping valve. The sleeve design directly reinforces without shims or pads and weighs less than heavy cast iron sleeves. The self-energizing gasket will not roll or bind on installation and the seal increases with line pressure. The generous cross section of the sleeve assures a good seal even on rough or pitted pipe. These hot tap sleeves consist of two sections of heavy welded steel that bolt together on the pipe and seal against a concave wedge gasket around the tap opening. The outlet half has a recessed flat faced flange to mate with standard tapping valves per MSS SP60 up through 12" size-on-size. For tap sizes 14" and above, flanges can be furnished to accommodate the valve requirements. The outlet half also has a 3/4" npt test plug.
Material Specifications: Body is made of carbon steel, Flanges of AWWA C207 Class D, ANSI 150 lb. drilling, Gasket is Nitrile, Bolts, nuts, and washers are of a high strength low alloy steel with heavy semi-finished hexagon nuts, and the Finish is fusion bonded Fexi-Coat epoxy, coated to an average of 12 mil thickness.
Warning: All pipe plugs must be blocked or anchored adequately against a force equal to the head pressure times the cross-sectional area of the pipe. Debris or protrusions in the pipeline can damage a seal or rupture inflatable plugs. NEVER use an inflatable plug when its failure could cause injury or catastrophic damage or as the only means of protection for personnel working downstream. NEVER use a test pressure greater than the capacity of the weakest pipe or component in the system. Actual conditions vary so user must accept full risk and responsibility for the selection and use of any product. Please review our Warranty, Terms and Conditions.
Note 1: Mechanical and Molded Rubber Plugs are generally used for testing because fabricated Multi-Flex® style plugs may allow some seepage unless customized for a positive seal.
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