iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ has developed a whole range of products and services for pigging “unpiggable pipelines”, typically pipelines are designed without the traditional launching and receiving facilities. The company has a range of traditional launchers and receivers for hire together with temporary launchers/receivers incorporating the innovative tyre sealing connection detail. In addition to the various temporary plant application details the company has also developed unique processes/materials, including gels, abrasive slurries and fibre additives, which can be introduced to the pipeline through smaller nozzles and then subsequently removed these further downstream.
The company conducts constant research and development into alternative pigging methods; for example, the use of ice pigging for potential decommissioning pipelines. Successful trials using ice pigging indicate that it is much more efficient than simple water flushing and that it can hugely reduce the quantities of waste, decontaminated water to be safely disposed if applied properly. Trials of ice pigging have also indicated that the process is capable of progressive wax removal in test loops to avoid potential pipeline blocking.
Our ice volume calculation provides indicative ice volumes based on pipe internal diameter, length of pipe, ambient temperature amongst other critical design consideration. Please contact our Engineering team to gain access to the calculator application software.