Pipeline operators must quickly launch and retrieve inline inspection (ILI) tools and cleaning pigs without compromising the safety of field personnel, damaging equipment or releasing hydrocarbons into the environment. A quick actuating closure (QAC) or quick opening closure (QOC) can provide the solution to these issues.
Rolf Gunnar Lie and Neil McKnight, T.D. Williamson, discuss a new approach to the safety and design of pig trap quick actuating closures.
The powerful combination of IoT sensors and satellite connectivity can transform unpiggable pipelines into a valuable data source, says Tom Krikke, HiberHilo.
Tony Joynston, Eclipse Magnetics, discusses some common downstream problems often arising from the pigging process.
Controlling ILI tool speed with gas recompression delivers better data without venting or flaring, says Adam Murray, WeldFit Corpration.
Rolf Gunnar Lie, T.D. Williamson, Asia Pacific, introduces a bespoke recovery tool that rescues stalled pigs and enables isolation.
In this spotlight interview we discuss an article that was published in the August 2022 issue of World Pipelines, entitled ‘Roundtripping the unpiggables’. Written by Chris Holliday, Corey Richards and Simon Irvine, ROSEN Group.
This spotlight session reviews and discusses Propipe’s recent article for World Pipelines, entitled ‘Advanced platform for pig tracking’, written by Geoff Wilkinson and Chris Loadman.