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The How What and Why of Pipeline Pigging

Posted in Pipeline Services

What is a Pipeline Pig?

Pipeline Pigs are devices used to clean or clear debris from the internal bore of pipelines. There are a number of names applied to “Pigs” such as

  • Swabs
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Cleaning Pigs
  • Poly Pigs
  • Go-Devils
  • Pipeline Intervention Gadget (P.I.G.)
  • Intelligent Pigs(ILI’s MFL’s)

What is Pipeline Pigging?

Pipeline Pigging refers to the practice of using devices or implements known as "Pigs" to perform various cleaning, clearing, maintenance, inspection, dimensioning, process and pipeline testing operations on new and existing pipelines.

How does the Pigging process work?

By inserting the pig into a 'pig launcher' (or 'launching station') and then applying flow under pressure to the rear of the device it will move into the pipeline. The force applied by a pig as it traverses a pipeline can be calculated by multiplying the cross sectional area of the back of the pig by the pressure applied to the rear of the pig. Once a pig has launched and is moving through the pipeline the differential pressure can be calculated by subtracting the pressure in front of the pig from the pressure acting on the back of the pig. The pig speed can be calculated by tracking the pig at various points along the pipeline and calculating the time it takes to arrive at each point against the input pressure and flow rate and then converting to velocity. Generally the outside diameter of most pigs will be sized to be larger than the internal bore and the resultant ‘interference’ enables the pig to scrape and remove debris as it traverses the pipeline. The degree of effectiveness in cleaning or clearing a pipeline is determined by the type of pig employed along with other influencing factors such as flow rate, pig speed, pressure, temperature, volume of debris to be removed, length of the pipeline, number of pigging runs, number and type of bends, pipeline elevations. pigging frequency and others. When the pig reaches the other end of the pipeline it is captured in a Pig Catcher (or ‘Receiving Station’) which is isolated via a shut-off valve, allowing the pig to be safely removed.

Why is it necessary to Pig a Pipeline?

Pipeline Repair & Maintenance

Posted in Pipeline Services

HORIZON Industrial provides Pipeline Maintenance Services to customers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Pipeline Pipeline Maintenance Services are typically used to clear or clean the internal bore of pipelines. Applications include:

  • Product Batching and Separation
  • Process Cleaning
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Pipeline Drying
  • Proving
  • Swabbing to remove debris
  • Pipeline Cleaning and Clearing to maintain Pump Efficiency through consistent Flow Rates
  • Long Range Pigging
  • Progressive Pigging to remove hard scale and other debris
  • Pre-Cleaning for Pipeline Inspection Surveys

The Pigging Process utilises devices known as Pipeline Pigs which are produced in a wide range of materials and configurations to suit their intended purpose. Typical materials include Soft Foam (or Swabs), Medium and High Density Polyurethane Foam and solid Polyurethane type pigs also known as Mechanical or Mandrel Pigs which can be fitted with Cups, Discs, Scrapers, Wire Brushes, Magnets and other accessories.

Pipeline Pigs can be propelled using the existing media in the pipeline i.e. Water, Oil, Gas, Paint, Food etc.. providing there is sufficient flow and pressure to propel the pig.

Pipeline Pigs can also be tracked as they traverse the pipeline using Magnets or Transmitters. These locating systems also provide the ability to locate a pig anywhere along the pipeline route, even if the pipeline is buried.

Industry users such as Water & Wastewater Utilities, Oil and Gas Producers, Pipeline Constructors, Miners, Chemical producers, Paint & Food producers trust the extensive proven field experience provided by HORIZON Industrial for their Pipeline Pigging Services needs.

 

Pipeline Services

Posted in Pipeline Services

HORIZON Industrial is a specialist Pipeline Services provider. We take pride in delivering support to all of our customers and our commitment to continually strive to build relationships. Underpinning this passion is our technical expertise and experience encompassed in the technical knowledge, application and attitudes of our people. Providing solutions that exceed our customers' expectations through a safe and productive workplace, is foremost in the standards we expect of ourselves.

Pipeline Services

Pipeline Pigging

HORIZON Industrial provides Pipeline Pigging Services nationally to a wide range of customers. Some of the industries serviced include: Oil, Gas, Mining, Water & Wastewater, Sewerage, Minerals and Metals Mining & Processing, Agribusiness, Fertilisers, Food & Beverage, Aluminium, Steel, Chemical, Paint and others. Our complete service packages include project evaluation, planning, OHS&E documentation, execution and post-project documentation.

Pipeline Cleaning

HORIZON Industrial's Pipeline Cleaning Services cover all new and existing pipelines

Dewatering and Drying

This highly specialised service of Dewatering and Drying of pipelines is provided specifically for new and existing High Pressure Gas Pipelines. HORIZON provides all necessary project management, equipment, OHS&E documentation and Test Certification documentation.

Pipeline Repair & Maintenance

Pipeline Repair & Maintenance Services including supply and fitting of Repair Clamps, Coating & Wrapping over corrosion, Corrosion Under Insulation protection and mitigation.

Project Management

HORIZON Industrial provides Project Management Services to evaluate, plan, implement and execute pipeline projects such as Pipeline Pigging, Dewatering & Drying and Cleaning Services include the submission and implementation of all relevant documentation to meet local and statutory requirements. 

Dewatering & Drying Services

Posted in Pipeline Services

HORIZON Industrial provides Dewatering & Drying Services to customers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Dewatering & Drying is a method used to clear or clean the internal bore of pipelines. Typical applications include:

  • Product Batching and Separation
  • Process Cleaning
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Pipeline Drying
  • Proving
  • Swabbing to remove debris
  • Pipeline Cleaning and Clearing to maintain Pump Efficiency through consistent Flow Rates
  • Long Range Pigging
  • Progressive Pigging to remove hard scale and other debris
  • Pre-Cleaning for Pipeline Inspection Surveys

The Pigging Process utilises devices known as Pipeline Pigs which are produced in a wide range of materials and configurations to suit their intended purpose. Typical materials include Soft Foam (or Swabs), Medium and High Density Polyurethane Foam and solid Polyurethane type pigs also known as Mechanical or Mandrel Pigs which can be fitted with Cups, Discs, Scrapers, Wire Brushes, Magnets and other accessories.

Pigs can be propelled using the existing media in the pipeline i.e. Water, Oil, Gas, Paint, Food etc.. providing there is sufficient flow and pressure to propel the pig.

Pipeline Pigs can also be tracked as they traverse the pipeline using Magnets or Transmitters. These locating systems also provide the ability to locate a pig anywhere along the pipeline route, even if the pipeline is buried.

Industry users such as Water & Wastewater Utilities, Oil and Gas Producers, Pipeline Constructors, Miners, Chemical producers, Paint & Food producers trust the extensive proven field experience provided by HORIZON Industrialfor their Pipeline Pigging Services needs.

Pipeline Cleaning Services

Posted in Pipeline Services

Pipeline Cleaning is a method used to clear or clean the internal bore of pipelines. HORIZON Industrial provides Pipeline Cleaning Services to customers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Typical applications include:

  • Product Batching and Separation
  • Process Cleaning
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Pipeline Drying
  • Proving
  • Swabbing to remove debris
  • Pipeline Cleaning and Clearing to maintain Pump Efficiency through consistent Flow Rates
  • Long Range Pigging
  • Progressive Pigging to remove hard scale and other debris
  • Pre-Cleaning for Pipeline Inspection Surveys

The Pipeline Cleaning process utilises devices known as Pipeline Pigs which are produced in a wide range of materials and configurations to suit their intended purpose. Typical materials include Soft Foam (or Swabs), Medium and High Density Polyurethane Foam and solid Polyurethane type pigs also known as Mechanical or Mandrel Pigs which can be fitted with Cups, Discs, Scrapers, Wire Brushes, Magnets and other accessories.

Pipeline Pigs can be propelled using the existing media in the pipeline i.e. Water, Oil, Gas, Paint, Food etc.. providing there is sufficient flow and pressure to propel the pig.

Pipeline Pigs can also be tracked as they traverse the pipeline using Magnets or Transmitters. These locating systems also provide the ability to locate a pig anywhere along the pipeline route, even if the pipeline is buried.

Industry users such as Water & Wastewater Utilities, Oil and Gas Producers, Pipeline Constructors, Miners, Chemical producers, Paint & Food producers trust the extensive proven field experience provided by HORIZON Industrial for their Pipeline Pigging Services needs.

Example of a Pipeline Cleaning & Pigging Project

Pigging Services contract completed in Far North Queensland

 Pigging G 1   Pigging G 2   Pigging G 3

Pigging G 4   Pigging G 5   Pigging G 6  

Pigging G 7   Pigging G 8   Pigging G 9