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What’s In a Pipeline Pig?

Posted in on 17th December 2015

An Overview of Pipeline Pigs used in Processing Industries. Pigging works by using specialist projectiles (the ‘pigs’) to remove every last drop of useable liquid from within the inside of pipelines. Pigging is usually performed when liquids are changed over, processing has finished or the pipes are due to be cleaned. Typically, ‘every last drop’ means

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Industrial Automation and Liquid Product Recovery

Food Manufacturers Have Most to Gain. A recent report from well-known UK bank Barclays highlights the significant benefits to industry of automation. In terms of operations and employment, the report predicts that nearly all sectors of manufacturing could gain significantly from increased investment in automated systems.  In particular, it suggests that businesses in the food-manufacturing

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Food and Drink Manufacture during Supermarket Price Wars

Reducing the Impact of Lower Price Demands As price wars among UK supermarkets continue, many of the small and medium sized food and drink businesses that supply them are struggling. So what can these suppliers do? In recent years, the habits of UK shoppers have changed. Rather than a weekly outing to pick up the

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There’s Pigging, and there’s Pigging!

Posted in on 19th November 2015

What’s the Difference? Pigging in Processing Applications, and Pigging in the Utility Industries. Pipeline pigging is used in a wide variety of industries for a wide variety of products, and for a wide variety of different reasons. Since its inception, however, it has roughly split in to two branches: pigging systems for the process industries such

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The Problem with Pigging….

Posted in on 6th November 2015

Some Common Issues and How To Overcome Them. At a recent tradeshow (Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015), engineers and pigging experts from HPS had the opportunity to talk to a wide range of people from many different industries. It was a great show with massive interest in pigging and pipeline product recovery technology. The vast

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