Any business operating a pipeline, or pipe network, will already know that maintenance can be tricky. In years gone by, cleaning and preserving these pipes has often meant having to cut into them to find out where problems may be occurring. The fact of the matter is, there has been a need for pipeline cleaning and inspection to evolve. That’s where Pigtek shines – as industry leaders in pipeline pigging technology and provision, we’ve helped businesses all over the world take back control over their pipelines, and have helped to make their product flow more efficiently than ever before.

But how do you know if you could stand to benefit from pipeline cleaning? What if you’ve never had a pipeline pig designed and provisioned for you before? Here are a few thoughts to bear in mind if you are undecided about whether or not to get into pigging, especially when it comes to cleaning your pipes.

Clean Pipes are Efficient Pipes

pressure water pipelineThis really is the bottom line, and the most important point we can make. Pipelines which are dirty, or clogged with various amounts of debris or deposits, are not going to be delivering product at optimum speed. In this day and age, you need to be ready to deliver a service to clients and customers around the clock. When you’re running a pipeline, your clients expect to be able to access your product whatever the weather.

If your pipeline hasn’t been cleaned in some time, there’s a good chance that they are actively slowing down the flow of liquid or product within. That’s never a good thing. As debris builds up, the less product can get through. It means you’re slowly grinding your flow down to a trickle. It simply makes economic sense to undergo pipeline cleaning regularly, or to look at a deep clean if it has already been some time.

Clean Pipes Deliver Healthy Product

If you’ve already had complaints about the quality of your output, it’s time to look into pipeline cleaning. If your aim is to provide fresh water to your customers, you are going to need to keep your pipes clean and clear of any contaminants at all costs. Otherwise, you could be putting drinkers and bathers at risk of contracting a nasty illness. Not only is this going to be an awful situation for everyone involved, but it’s also going to be something your business’ reputation can do without.

Keeping your pipelines clean and clear means your product is always going to be delivered at its highest quality. Whether it’s gas, fuel or water, you need to maintain the purity in your flow. Otherwise, you could face all manner of problems later down the line, quite literally.

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Dirt Can Damage

Finally, think about how much damage dirt and debris can do to your pipes. When building up, deposits can really strain against the inner walls of your pipes. What’s more, if cracks form, and more dirt piles in, you’re going to be looking at further damage and potentially costly repairs. That could derail your business and its efficiency completely.

Keeping your pipelines clean means protecting them against getting damaged or breaking down completely. If your aim is to keep things ticking over efficiently, you really should be cleaning your pipelines regularly.

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Pigtek’s flexible, bespoke pig deployment and pipeline cleaning services can be relied upon to keep your pipelines in fantastic shape – no matter what you use them for. Call us today on +44 (0) 1246 850220 to book a free consultation for your firm.