Once a pipeline has been commissioned and is operational, pipeline pigging is still an important consideration. Routine maintenance is vital in order to ensure regular, safe & efficient operation throughout a pipeline’s lifetime.
Regular pipeline cleaning and inspection will improve the efficiency of a pipeline resulting in:
Reduced operating and maintenance costs
Increased pipeline lifetime
Improved product output
Improved pipeline performance, flow assurance and integrity
Routine pigging can present several challenges and the risk of a pig becoming lost or stuck should always be considered. Until located, lost or stuck pigs can result in considerable down time and significant extra expense.