Our tapping sleeves are quick and easy to install with simple hand tools. No special equipment or caulking or welding is required for installation. The process is as simple as tightening bolts with a wrench. The built-in range of our tapping sleeves also means one sleeve fits several classes of pipe.
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Smith-Blair Tapping 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 MSS SP 60 up through 12-inch size-on-size. For tap sizes 14-inch and above, flanges can be furnished to accommodate the valve requirements.
Smith-Blair Full Circle Repair Clamps consist of one or more stainless steel band sections to which cast or fabricated lugs are securely attached. The lugs accommodate bolts and nuts when mounting the clamp on pipe. Full Circle Repair Clamps have a full encirclement, tapered, overlapping, gridded gasket with a flush mounted, bonded, stainless steel bridge plate to span the band opening between the lugs. This provides a full circumferential seal on the pipe.
Smith-Blair Service Saddles comprise the largest line of saddles in the industry certified to NSF Standard 61 and 372 for fast, dependable tapping on all types of pipes. Outstanding features like the Taper Seal gasket, heavy forged bales and a wrap-around design that reinforces and supports the pipe, are combined in our service saddles to provide low initial cost, ease of installation and excellent lasting qualities.