How Pipeline Isolation Tools Save Time and Money

October 2016, Vol. 243, No. 10

By Curtis Rogers, Operations Manager, Integral Pipeline Technologies, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Pipeline repairs are a necessary evil. Internal positional plugging devices are one way that modern pipeline operators isolate sections of pipe – safely and quickly – with zero effect on the steel’s integrity. Before isolation pigs arrived on the scene, operators had to choose between purging or draining long sections of pipeline, or installing an intrusive full bore tap. These older tactics, while effective, also carry a full range of issues. Older methods are significantly less efficient than isolation tools when it comes to saving time and money while maintaining high standards of safety and…

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