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What are the requirements for Hot Tap?

asked May 31, 2016 in Engineering by cchang219 (2,310 points)
What steps needed for a crew to do prior to performing the Hop Tap?

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answered May 31, 2016 by sicalamanto (1,560 points)

Before doing any hot works, you should do the followings:

  • Obtain a hot work permit.
  • Develop a detailed plan to clarify all concerns applicable to the hot tap.
  • Prepare engineering drawings that detail the hot tap operation. Hold a coordination meeting with your team (i.e. Maintenance, Operations, Hot Tap Contractor, and Inspection Personnel)
  • Verify the correct piping/equipment to be hot tapped, as well as the correct location.
  • Verify that the condition, material, and the measured thicknesses of the piping/storage tank to be hot tapped are adequate for welding.
  • Verify that the proposed welding procedure is suitable for the intended hot tap application.
  • Conduct all necessary hydrocarbon and oxygen tests to ensure that no flammable vapor is present.
  • Complete the Hot Tap Checklist provided by the Operating Company.
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