API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

API 2201: Procedures for Welding of
Hot Tapping Equipment


API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment

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27 - 31 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Safe Hot tapping is an efficient technique which includes fixing a welded fitting/Tee to piping, pipeline or static equipment without the need of shutdown or turnaround, then perforating a hole in that piping or equipment by drilling a portion of the piping or equipment within the fixed welding fitting.

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed to provide a practical knowledge of the problems and hazards encountered when installing hot tap connections on process piping, pressure vessels or above ground tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids or gases.

The essential elements of this course are based on accumulated knowledge and experience of the petroleum industry, current industry safe operating practices, and existing standards.

Moreover, we will show how to protect the safety of personnel and the facilities for the work involved.

Attending this course will help you to gain information to assist in safely conducting hot tapping operations on equipment in service in the petroleum and petrochemical industries.

This API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment training course will highlight:

  • Hazards of flammable Liquids, Vapors, Solids, or Dust
  • Burn-through Prevention
  • Welding and metallurgy considerations
  • Welding in Preparation for Hot Tapping
  • Installing the Hot Tapping Machine
  • Hot Tapping Machine and Typical Hot Tap Connection

What are the Goals?

At the end of this API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment training course, you will learn to:

  • Understand and apply the procedures for welding of hot tapping equipment containing flammable liquids using API recommended practice 2201
  • learn about pipeline hot tapping including hazards, risks and job analysis
  • Documenting and revising hot tapping checklist and identify the typical applications of a Hot Tap
  • Gain deep knowledge about welding and hot tap metallurgy considerations, hot tapping machines and current technology
  • Know about the requested personnel competency and qualifications for Hot Tapping process
  • Determine the special requirements on hot tapping and welding on AST tanks and pressure vessels
  • Implement proper procedure for line stoppling and recognize the equipment for line stopping including the types of line stopples

Who is this Training Course for?

This API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Welding Engineers
  • QA/QC Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • HSE Safety Engineers
  • NDT Engineers/Inspectors

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will combine presentations with Instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, the instructor will make extensive use of case examples of issues in which he has been personally involved.

Organisational Impact

This API 2201: Procedures for Welding of Hot Tapping Equipment training course will help in reducing the downtime of unprofessional installation of hot tapping machines and reduce the welding repairs during the hot tapping process.

Personal Impact

The participants will gain high knowledge about the risks and hazards of the hot tapping process, moreover, will be able to review and understand the hot tapping checklist.

Daily Agenda

Day One: API 2201 Scope and Job Analysis
  • Hot Tapping Overview
  • Scope
  • Concept of Hazard vs Risk
  • Job Analysis
  • Job-specific Hot Tapping Review for Work Authorization
Day Two: Hazards Evaluation and Risk Reduction for Hot Tapping on In-Service Equipment
  • Physical Hazards
  • Safety issues: Thermal Burn Hazards and how to mitigate
  • Health Hazards during hot tapping
  • Flammable Liquids, Vapors, Solids, or Dusts
  • Combustible Materials and Risk Reduction
Day Three: Welding and Hot Tap Metallurgy Considerations
  • Burn-through Prevention
  • Flow in Lines
  • Metal Thickness
  • Fittings
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • Metal Temperature considerations
  • Welding and Hot Tap Connection Design
  • Piping and Equipment Content
Day Four: Hot Tapping Machines, Preparation, and Special Considerations 
  • Hot Tapping Machine Considerations
  • Written Plans
  • Management of Change
  • Personnel Competency and Qualifications
  • Hot-Tapping and Welding on above ground Tanks and Pressure Vessels
  • Welding and Hot Tapping on internal Lined Piping, pipelines and Lined static Equipment
  • Hot Tapping on Piping
  • Hot Tapping Upstream of Equipment and Valves
Day Five: Hot tap operations 
  • Preliminary Requirements
  • Welding in Preparation for Hot Tapping
  • Inspecting the Weld
  • Installing the Hot Tapping Machine
  • Testing the Weld and Hot Tapping Machine
  • Completion
  • Example of hot tap checklist


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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