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iNPIPE PRODUCTS supplies ‘world’s largest’ pigging solution

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iNPIPE PRODUCTSTM has successfully completed what it believes to be the largest pigging project in the world. Commissioned by a South Korean conglomerate, the pipeline pigging specialist has, which is now set for delivery.

iNPIPE PRODUCTS supplies ‘world’s largest’ pigging solution

The company’s first of its kind integrated solution includes cleaning tools, loading equipment, launching equipment, and an integrated tracking that will be used on some of the world’s largest pipelines, measuring an impressive 90 in. dia.

The unique full turnkey solution included design, manufacture and vigorous testing using some of the principals from its internationally-patented wet buckle pipeline intervention system, which was designed for the world’s largest oil and gas development, the Inpex Ichthys project (Australia).

The pig will be delivered for use at an Algerian power plant for five pipelines carrying cooling water. The pig will maintain the pipeline’s integrity and prevent internal build of contaminants to facilitate optimum pipeline throughput capacity.

As well as deploying the 90 in. cleaning tool (pig), the scope of supply to the Algerian power plant included providing pig loading facilities and launching facilities right through to delivering flexible manifold delivery system to accommodate site installation delivery tolerances of +/- 500 mm. Then, once the capital plant is delivered, iNPIPE PRODUCTS will provide further technical support and expertise throughout the life of the project.

Speaking about the contract, Peter Fretwell, Director of Pigging Services at iNPIPE PRODUCTS, said: “In my 40 years of experience in the industry, this is by far one of the largest and most technically complex projects that I have ever been involved in. We are delighted to have developed an integrated cleaning and loading/launching system that has never before been created on this scale.”

The company has also been busy conducting a rebrand, which was launched in late 2016. Its new logo represents the company’s progressive and global capabilities, which has been rolled out across its facilities and communications.

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