Pigging Pipelines has been happening nearly as long as pipelines have been the conduits of transporting fluid materials.
The expertise in Pigging Pipelines has travelled the same path; taking just as long but in doing so, has advanced in technologies and methodologies.
Clearflow Pipeline Pigging Solutions designs and fabricates Pig Traps – or Launchers and Receivers.
They are designed, certified and fabricated to suit all circumstances, covering all situations in the refurbishing the internal bore of pipelines.
Each Pig Trap may require a different design and fabrication to suit the materials and conditions of the site, or the scope of works required or specified for the particular industry, i.e. Water/Gas/Oil/Petroleum.
Our designs can be a one–off situation: the Pig trap is fitted to the existing pipeline structure, the work is completed, the trap is removed and the existing pipeline is re-instated for a return to production.
Permanent fabrication of a Pig Trap is an option. The Trap is designed to remain in place within the existing pipeline system. When the pipeline requires pigging the Trap is brought on line, and flows re-directed. This could be designed around valves; simply shutting valves and re-directing flows allows for quick and easy pig insertion. This system is ideal for multiple pigging requirements.
Additional features are our easy closures. Closures are used for inserting the pig. Our easy–safe closures are a one-man operation, hinged and secured in one easy operation. Ideal for one-man operating procedures or multiple pigging programmes.
Refurbishing Pipelines or Pigging Programmes cannot be successful unless the correct Pig is designed and sized accordingly.
The Pig Trap is the means of getting the Pig into the pipeline … it is then up to the Pig to clean or refurbish the internal bore of the pipeline - 80% more effective than any other pipeline cleaning operation.
Clearflow Australia Pipeline Pigging Solutions assesses, designs and commissions the fabrication of Pigs to not only suit the Trap but to suit the circumstances of the pipeline. This could include: the type of pipeline, the size of the pipeline, the material being transported, the distance of the pipeline to be cleaned. All this information influences the design, type and size of the Pig - and the Trap. <read more>