Hot Tapping - Stainless Steel Tank


North Queensland

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September 2018
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Our client is an Australian company in the engineering and construction industry.


BLJ was engaged for a one-off 12” 150Lb Hot Tap on a stainless steel tank that will serve as a drain point - the tank was to be emptied for inspections.


Our technicians utilised a T37 Hot Tap Machine to perform the 12” 150 Lb Hot Tap into the 11,200-diameter stainless steel tank. Product in the tank was beer sludge with 12% ethanol.



The hot tapping process was completed without leakage or loss of fluid. The job was successfully completed in 1 x 8-hour day shift.