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AGI develops new pipeline pig loader

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World Pipelines,

AGI Industries is a safety-minded pipeline fabrication company that has developed the first pipeline pig loader dubbed the Safeway Pig Loader.

AGI develops new pipeline pig loader

Injuries are common when a push-rod or pig slips while forcing a pig into an open ended pipeline. The one-of-a-kind Safeway Pig Loader will eliminate this hazard.

The truly innovative Safeway Pig Loader is the best and safest way to introduce a pig into any pipeline that requires cleaning, unclogging, or preparation for batch treatment processes, hydro-static testing, and other various types of structural integrity testing. This ingenious device enables operators to easily achieve the preparatory step of loading a pig into an open ended pipeline in a safe, clean, and efficient manner.

The creator of the patented Safeway Pig Loader is owner of AGI Industries, John Anderson. When asked where his inspiration for this safety-minded product came from, his response was: “I knew there had to be a better and safer way to load a pig into an open ended pipeline than the current practice being used in the field. My superintendent, myself, and my team at our fabrication shop started experimenting with pig loaders. It took a lot of trial and error, but finally we came up with a product we are proud of. We are confident that anyone using it will be as happy with it as we are.”

AGI Industries’ fully mobile Safeway Pig Loader is available in eight convenient sizes ranging from 4 - 36 in. dia. and includes a standard gas engine and hydraulic supplement; other sizes are available upon request. In 30 min. or less and with a few easy steps, any typical poly or brush pig can be condensed and injected into an open ended pipeline with the new Safeway Pig Loader. Pig or push-rod slips are now a thing of the past when using this completely self-contained unit.

The Manager of Warren, PA Operation and Fabrication Shop, Kirk Guiher, said: “There is no other product like it for getting pigs placed into an open end of a pipe without launchers. Safety is no longer a concern. The Safeway Pig Loader removes all the risks of forcing a pig into a pipeline.”

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