Pigging tool selection for pipeline operations is critical if their use in a pipeline is to be a success.

Pipeline Engineering's team of engineers and project managers can carry out pigging feasibility studies as part of the assessment of pipelines, particularly where non-standard or non-routine pigging is required. Typically this will include an analysis the piping aspects and how they affect pigging tool selection and feasibility; these considerations include:

  • Pig traps used
  • Pipeline bends
  • Tees
  • Valves
  • Special fittings
  • Distance
  • Multiple diameters

The pipeline operational conditions will also be assessed and typically these will include:

  • Medium in the pipeline
  • Pressure
  • Flow rate
  • Temperature
  • Dust, debris, wax etc

The feasibility study helps assess the pipeline and helps determine whether it can be pigged and if so, what pigging programme is appropriate for that pipeline.

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