The Hot Tap Ball valves are used to connect new customers to existing gas pipelines without service shutdowns for other customers. The Hot Tap System consists of two main elements: The Hot Tap Ball Valves & Tonisco Hot Tap Machine. The System is safe and easy to use. Because of the unique and compact design of the Hot Tap Ball Valves it is also the most cost-effective way to carry out a Hot Tapping Process to a weldable pipeline system. All the fully welded bodies of all Hot Tap Ball Valves are manufactured from approved, high-quality materials. All Hot Tap Ball Valves are suitable for underground installations.