pipe tap

pipe tap

[′pīp ‚tap]
(engineering)
A small threaded hole or entry made into the wall of a pipe; used for sampling of pipe contents, or connection of control devices or pressure-drop-measurement devices.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Over 40 ground-source heat systems include one at historic 16th century Caerfallen, near Ruthin, where four feet below the grass where sheep graze 600 metres of pipe tap into heat generated by the summer sun and stored in the ground to provide underfloor heating for a barn conversion.
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The location, size and construction of the orifice meter pipe taps can affect the meter's accuracy.
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