The Triple Tap Tapping Sleeve is the latest in the series of high performance, innovative products from Total Piping Solutions. Designed to save time, labor, and inventory dollars in the water and wastewater piping industries.
The Triple Tap features a several important number of distinct advantages, including a double range body, allowing for a substantial reduction in inventory. The Triple Tap Accommodates the tapping of steel, ductile, pvc, polyethylene and asbestos-cement pipes with one sleeve in a given diameter range. Standard sizes are available to 30” in diameter and special sizes to 48” in diameter are available upon request.
All Triple Tap Tapping Sleeves are pressure rated to an aperture seal rating of 250 psi, and the final pressure rating is determined by the specified flange. The product line is available with a mechanical joint end (MJ) and all ends are rated at 250 psi.
Normally, sleeves specified with AWWA Class “D” Flanges are rated to the rating of the flange. Flange pressure ratings may be referenced in the AWWA Standards.
Fewer Sizes, Less Inventory = More With Less
The Triple Tap® Tapping Sleeve is the latest in the series of high performance, innovative products from Total Piping Solutions are designed to save time, labor and inventory dollars in the water and wastewater piping industries.
The Triple Tap features a number of distinct advantages, including a double range body, allowing for a substantial reduction in inventory.
The Triple Tap accommodates the tapping of steel, ductile, pvc, polyethylene and asbestos cement pipes with one sleeve in a given diameter range. There is no need for extra on-hand sizes to accommodate the local market requirements for hot tapping water and sewer pipes. (For use on polyethylene pipe, Triple Tap is only recommended for underground service. Contact Total Piping Solutions Inc. for complete information regarding performance and use on polyethylene pipe.)
The Triple Tap exceeds industry Standards, AWWA C223 and MSS SP-124-2012.
An opposing seal bead system on the upper and lower gaskets combines to provide a secure 360-degree seal.
The Triple Tap includes patented lug, shell and gasket design technologies which allow for enhanced performance, easier fit and less inventory.
Nominal Sizes Available 4″ – 30″
Range: Up to 0.9″ (nine tenths of an inch).
Pressure Rating: When properly installed Triple Tap Tapping Sleeves by Total Piping Solutions, Inc. are capable of working pressures up to 250 psi with hydrostatic test pressures up to 350 psi.
Pressure Ratings with Standard 18-8 Stainless Steel Class “D” Flange per AWWA C228-08 or available Carbon Steel Class “D” Flange per AWWA C207-13.
NOTE: Pressure Rating depends on Flange and will not exceed the Pressure Rating of the Pipe. For any particular installation, the allowable Working Pressure will be determined by the size of pipe, type of pipe, type of sleeve, condition of the pipe, service conditions, environmental conditions and installation workmanship.
Temperature Rating: Maximum Continuous Working Temperature range of 180 Degrees F.
Gasketing: NSF-61 Approved NBR Rubber- For Water and Waste Water Service.
Shell: Heavy Duty Type 18-8 Stainless Steel (Type 304). 12 Gauge on 4″ through 8″ diameters, and 11 gauge on 10″, 12″ and 16″ diameters, and 10 gauge on 18″ to 30″ diameters.
Alignment Lugs: Heavy Gauge 18-8 Stainless Steel (type 304)
Branch Pipe: 18-8 Stainless Steel (type 304)
Spanner Plate: Extra heavy gauge 18-8 Stainless Steel (type 304) integral with gasket.
Flange: 18-8 Stainless Steel (type 304) drilled to mate with ANSI Class 150 Drilling Pattern per AWWA Class “D” and machined with a recess per MSS SP-60 to accept industry used tapping valves. Higher pressure rated ANSI Flanges available on request. In addition to flanged end connections, the Triple Tap is available with a unique gasketed Mechanical Joint Connector.
Test Port: 3/4″ Welded Stainless Steel port with¾ Inch IPS Stainless Steel Pipe Plug Installed
Nuts, Bolts and Washers: 304 Stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers double coated with a Fluoropolymer Coating to prevent galling,
Testing: Triple Tap is tested for beam breakage on a simulated 360-degree break test performed at times rated pressure on a test pipe designed with a 1/8″ wide by 3/16″ deep hydrostatically pressurized
NOTE: The pressure rating, temperature rating, and bolt torque shown on the product label are the actual ratings of the individual product.