7295 State Highway 66
Tulsa, OK 74131
  • Doug Sahm

Pipeline Launchers & Receivers

In a 2013 article found here, the author notes the four main uses of pigging, and therefore pig launchers and receivers, are:

1. Batching/Separation

2. Cleaning/Maintenance

3. Inspection (ILI)

4. Position & Monitoring (Mapping)

While our rental pig launchers & receivers can certainly be used for all of these purposes, there are several other reasons an operator may need to call upon temporary pigging equipment:

1. NGL recovery from gas lines

2. Commissioning/De-commissioning

3. Hydrotesting (filling or de-water/drying)

4. Purging

5. Line Abandonment

6. Smart Plug Isolation

7. Water removal

8. Process-in-Pipe(R) removal of pipeline debris