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A new approach to safety and design of pig trap quick actuating closures

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.


Closures that comply

Rolf Gunnar Lie and Neil McKnight, T.D. Williamson, discuss a new approach to the safety and design of pig trap quick actuating closures.


Automating data collection

The powerful combination of IoT sensors and satellite connectivity can transform unpiggable pipelines into a valuable data source, says Tom Krikke, HiberHilo.


Pigging Q&A

World Pipelines asks Italmatch Chemicals some questions about pipeline pigging.


Join NDT Global at PPIM 2023

NDT Global are delighted to announce their attendance at PPIM 2023 in Houston, Texas.


Black powder: the enemy within

Tony Joynston, Eclipse Magnetics, discusses some common downstream problems often arising from the pigging process.


A straight line to ILI success

Controlling ILI tool speed with gas recompression delivers better data without venting or flaring, says Adam Murray, WeldFit Corpration.


No moving forward without it

Rolf Gunnar Lie, T.D. Williamson, Asia Pacific, introduces a bespoke recovery tool that rescues stalled pigs and enables isolation.


World Pipelines Spotlight with ROSEN Group

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.


World Pipelines Spotlight with Propipe

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.