February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2


Automated Pigging Systems Prove Proficient in Savings, Energy Efficiencies

Pigging systems are installed on pipeline systems for the purpose of inserting a pipeline pig into the pipe without interruption of the pipeline flow. Pipeline pigs are typically sized to the nominal pipeline diameter and configured of different designs and materials to serve the purpose of cleaning, liquid removal, drying, batching, chemical treatment or inline inspection. Automated pigging systems refer to a method and system for staging multiple pigs and launching a single pig with a fully, semi or manually operated automated system.  Automated pigging systems can be utilized to perform four separate pigging functions: liquid recovery, cleaning, batching and inline inspections. Horizonta

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