Technician Access Port | TAP

There is no easier way to flush the line system than installing the TAP and using a 1” hose to flush the line to the dispenser!

For years, technicians have installed and left behind Quick Connect fittings (or a short length of pipe or hose with a ball valve) in the shear valve port. These fittings allowed quick, dry, and easy access to the line without trying to drain pressurized fuel out through the plugged access port in the shear valve. The plugs in these valves are hard to remove and often rounded. Worsening an already bad situation, the plug is often facing the wrong direction. They regularly drip and spurt fuel, sometimes activating the sump sensor. When the plug is reinstalled after testing, it may leak as the threads are frequently worn. Too often, the shear valve housing is cracked over-torqueing the plug to stop weeping. Technicians arriving at sites with known or suspected high line resiliency (bleed- back) can now trip the shear valve, remove the filter, install the TAP, and drain the rest of the product quickly and safely prior to testing.

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The TAP Installs on the Filter Adapter of the Dispenser

The TAP Main Purposes

• Safe access point for petroleum technicians to conduct faster, better testing

• Convenient access point for petroleum technicians to purge lines from the 1” fitting

Why Install the TAP?

• No time lost slowly depressurizing a line

• More comprehensive ALLD test*

• Testing from the TAP includes operational head pressure, lost testing from the shear valve*

Testing and Service

• Equipment is not damaged removing or replacing the line access plug

• No frozen or rounded plugs

• No cracked or split shear valves

• No fuel into dispenser sump

How is the TAP Used?

• Once the TAP is installed, a Quick Connect (QC) fitting or 1” purge line is connected.

• The QC fitting connects with industry standard Quick Connects, such as the fitting on the LDT-890\AF

• VMI-1114 QC Fitting, Stainless Steel

• VMI-1116 QC Fitting, Brass

What Size do I Need?

TAPs come in three sizes to fit all industry standard filter adapters.

• TAP-1”

• TAP-3/4”

• TAP-HF (High Flow)

• Dual purpose tool for testing & line purging Safe Quick-Connect access for draining off large amount of liquid from the line!

• No “flying” plugs accessing a test port under pressure

• An easily accessible 1” port upstream of the meter for purging the line at maximum velocity!

• Testing from the TAP includes in-dispenser piping that is excluded when testing from the shear valve*

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