Smart Pingers

Make significant savings in vessel time with Online's versatile acoustic pig locators

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Online’s 600 series acoustic pingers enable quick and accurate locating of a stalled pig in a liquid line leading to significant savings in vessel time and therefore costs.

The pingers are highly configurable and can be custom-made with different ping rates and frequencies as per the client’s specifications. This allows for differentiation between pigs within a pig train and can also be used to extend the battery life.

The 600 series pingers are activated once immersed in fluid; thus allowing them to be loaded months in advance of the flooding operation. The pingers are capable of sending acoustic transmissions over distances of several kilometres, dependent upon unit configuration, mounting arrangement and environmental conditions.

600 Series

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  • Compact and designed for pipe sizes of 6 inches and upwards
  • Shortened housing option – suitable for 4 inch nominal bore lines that traditionally would not have been pigged
  • Battery life can be increased by a number of means including the use of lithium cells, an extended housing that increases battery capacity and a delayed start function
  • Can be interfaced with an external piece of equipment such as an Online Smart Gauge Plate to confirm the integrity of a subsea pipeline or as an alarm function

Model No. 600 Series
Specifications
Use in pipeline diameter >150mm (6")
Battery Capacity 3x Alkaline C Cells
Battery Life 16.5 Days
Acoustic Output Power 10W ±3dB
Operating Frequency 26-42 kHz
Operating Temperature Rating -2°C to +54°C (+28°F to +129°F)
External Pressure Rating 3000m (9,842ft) / 300bar (4531 Psi)
Dimensions & Weight
Length 267mm (10.5")
Diameter 38mm (1.5")
Weight in air 1.0kgs (2.2lbs)