28" Pig following cleaning of HFO pipeline - oil pipeline cleaning

What harmful wax could do to your pipelines

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

in Blog, Pipeline Pigging

All pipelines, no matter their size, shape, length or purpose, need to be kept as clear as possible – it’s essential that product can flow through easily and efficiently so that demand can be met and so that no detriments to your business occur – either through loss of revenue or through harm to your […]

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Desalination Pig being retrieved from sea

Why desalination is important for pipelines

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

in Pipeline Pigging, Blog, Desalination Technology

Maintaining a pipeline of any size, shape or complexity can be difficult unless you have effective tools and equipment to help you keep your product flowing fast and to your customers’ expectations – and pig technology has advanced to ensure that businesses with pipelines can be assured of efficient and effective product flow with minimal […]

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The advantages of a specialist pig design

Monday, July 18th, 2016

in Blog, Specialist Pigs

No two pipelines are the same, and this is very much true the world over – while some are smaller in diameter but are reasonably complex, some pipelines are larger in diameter and are fairly simple – meaning that one pig for a number of different cleaning and investigative roles is never going to suffice. […]

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Pipeline Cleaning Pig

Why your pipeline may need cleaning

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

in Blog, Pig Cleaning

All pipelines, no matter the length, diameter or purpose, will require maintenance at some point during their operational lifespan.  This is not only because a well-kept pipeline is essential to ongoing business and because it prevents any lengthy recovery processes further down the line, it is largely also due to the fact that many people […]

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Acoustic monitoring equipment

Why track a pig?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

in Blog, Pig Tracking, Tracking Pig

Pigging operations have, arguably, changed pipeline operations for the better the world over – having made cleaning and investigation operations considerably easier and more economical for thousands of businesses and operations.  From clearing and proving pipelines to retrieving lost and stuck pigs, pig tracking is a crucial part of the process that should never be underestimated […]

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Typical Brush Cleaning Pig design for pipeline diameters 14in and 16in

Types of brush cleaning pigs for your pipeline

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

in Blog, Pig Cleaning

Before the emergence of pipeline pigging, the cleaning and inspection of pipelines was a considerable task – as pipelines vary in length, size, diameter and in terms of networking – meaning that the arrival of cleaning pigs was considerably beneficial to industries worldwide.  Cleaning and inspection pigs, too, come in all shapes and sizes – […]

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Desalination technology pig being lifted

5 benefits of desalination technology

Monday, April 25th, 2016

in Blog, Desalination Technology

In a world which relies upon clean, fresh water to survive, it’s no surprise that desalination as a process continues to grow in popularity.  Desalinising refers to the process of removing salt from salt water, therefore making it safe for animals, people and plant life to take advantage.  Bearing in mind that much of the […]

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Pigging: What are the benefits?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

in Blog, Pigging

Pipelines are used to convey a wide variety of liquids and gases to homes and industries all around the world – and, as such, they never truly stop.  This being said, the cleaning and upkeep of long pipes and pipelines can be particularly tricky – not only can it be difficult to analyse the entirety […]

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Flexi-Cupped Gauging Pig

What is Pipeline Pigging and How does it work?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

in Pipeline Pigging

Pipelines, when clogged or blocked up, can cause no end of difficulties for those who depend on them – and if they are left untreated to clog up for an extensive amount of time, it is highly likely that cracks may form along the inside of the pipeline, which can cause no end of damage […]

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Dual Module Brush/Magnetic Cleaning Pig during trials

Case Study 2 – Pig Design, Verification Trials and Supply

Monday, January 25th, 2016

in Case Studies, Case Studies

Pigtek were awarded a contract to design and supply a pig that would successfully traverse a 20in. pipeline with several challenging features, that included a 20in./24in. dual diameter tee section, 3D 180 degree bends and an asymmetrical wye piece. These were the parameters set by our client for Pigtek to deliver an efficient cleaning pig […]

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