Pipeline Purging, Flushing & Pigging Services
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DEGASSING OF PIPELINES during drain-downs, pigging and Nitrogen purge (crude, gasoline, natural gas, butane)
- Decommissioning a pipeline
- Introducing a new line into service
- Removing or re-establishing a pipeline
- Service for inspection or maintenance
New Safety Breakthroughs in Our ProGreen® Pipeline Services
- Natural Gas Pipelines
- Butane Pipelines
- Gasoline Pipelines
- Crude Product Pipelines
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What Is Hydro-lazing?
Hydrolazing is defined by the use of high pressure and high volume combined and focused onto a narrow surface area with a minimal distance between the cleaning head and the surface being cleaned. This method differentiates itself from traditional hydro-blast methods in five areas, gpm to pressure ratio, rotation technique, distance between cleaning tool and surface, the amount of surface area being cleaned at any given point, and the distance that can be traveled in a single pass.
FSI provides detailed design procedures for its work. The format and content of our procedures have been recognized and accepted by companies in the industry.
Pigging in the area of pipelines refers to the practice of using ‘pigs’ or pipeline inspection gauges to perform numerous maintenance operations of a pipeline. This can be done without stopping the flow of the product in the pipeline.
Pigging operations include but are not limited to cleaning and inspecting of the pipeline. By inserting the pig into a pig launcher – a funnel shaped Y section in the pipeline.
The Process Of Standard Pigging Technology Today:
The pig launcher is then closed and the pressure driven flow of the product in the pipeline is used to push it along down the pipe until it reaches the receiving trap – the pig catcher.
An economic and environmental advantage of piggable systems is the potential resulting product savings. At the end of each product transfer, it is possible to clear out the entire line contents with the pig, either forwards towards the receipt point, or backwards to the source tank. There is no requirement for extensive line flushing.
Pigs are also used in oil and gas pipelines: they are used to clean the pipes but there are also “smart pigs” used to measure things like pipe thickness and corrosion along the pipeline. They usually do not interrupt production, though some product can be lost when the pig is extracted. They can also be used to separate different products in a multiproduct pipeline.
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