Not Hot - Double Test Kit
Method of attaching wires to a buried metal pipeline without using typical
methods that generate heat on the pipeline during wire attachment.
NotHot™ makes a strong permanent, low resistance wire connection. There
is a need to have an alternative to thermo-welding or brazing in specific
instances when use of heat is unsafe or undesirable.
Each kit includes components to install two test leads. Each wire assembly
consists of a wire pre-attached to a metal saddle. Conductive epoxy is then
field mixed and applied to the saddle which is placed on the prepared
pipeline. A magnet, embedded within the saddle holds the assembly in place
while the epoxy cures. For surface installations through narrow excavated
holes, a “Key-hole” tool is also available.
Applications and Usages:
The NotHot™ is suitable for use as a cathodic protection test lead, termination
of sacrificial anodes or coupons, and for pipe location.
The NotHot™ is ideal for usage when there is a safety concern such as:
- Risk of ignition/combustion in the environment
- Thin wall or de-rated pipelines
- Whenever it is unknown if a plastic pipe has been inserted through a
- service line
- Or whenever Hot Work is best avoided.