Case Study:
Pig Testing: 12″ High Friction Pig

Pig Testing: 12″ High Friction Pig

iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ was approached by a prestigious client in the Far East to supply a 12” high friction pig for and upcoming live shutdown of an offshore pipeline. This live shutdown required precise low-pressure isolation to facilitate the replacement of an emergency shutdown valve.

As part of the scope of supply,  iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ was asked To verify the pig’s holding pressure when positioned inside the pipeline. Pig testing was conducted at our state-of-the-art UK facility prior to shipping it for offshore operations.

Following a comprehensive review of the project requirements and in-depth consultations with the client, iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ delivered a seamless turnkey solution, encompassing:

  • Expert Project Management
  • High Friction Pig Design
  • Custom Test Rig Design
  • Detailed Pig Testing Method Statement and Risk Assessment
  • Manufacture of the 12” High Friction Pig
  • Custom-built 12” Test Rig

Testing was carried out at iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ testing facility with the high friction pig requiring to hold 5 bar.G. The hold pressure was achieved successfully and exceeded the defined requirements.

The project was completed successfully, delivering a fully functional pig to the client for operational use, ahead of schedule and budget. Our innovative solution not only met but exceeded client expectations, showcasing iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ commitment to excellence and efficiency.

12" High Friction Pig Test Rig
12″ High Friction Pig Test Rig
12" High Friction Pig
12″ High Friction Pig
7.7 Barg Hold Pressure
7.7 Barg Hold Pressure

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