Getting Pigging Right
Product recovery (or pigging) systems are becoming more and more widespread among businesses that process liquids. The basic purpose of this innovative technology is to recover usable, residual product from pipelines which would otherwise be wasted. This maximises product yield, and at the same time decreases waste.
Do’s and Don’ts of Pigging
Pigging systems have many clear benefits. If properly designed and implemented by an experienced pigging system design team, they will deliver a high return on investment (ROI). They will also deliver relatively rapid payback periods (12 months is not uncommon), and will save you time, resources and money.
But, like many projects, avoiding the pitfalls and getting it right is key. So, take the time to think about what you exactly want to achieve. Choosing a process pigging provider committed to delivering high levels of expertise and customer care is also essential.
If you are thinking about implementing a pigging system, and are ready to put your plan into action, here are some useful tips to keep in mind.
This infographic outlines best practice in pigging technology and some of the things you should avoid. The “do’s” include considerations such as choosing the right pigging system provider, and selecting a process pig that ensures high levels of product recovery.
Meanwhile, the “don’ts” include ensuring you avoid pigs that contain solid magnets or have fins or complex shaping. That’s because solid magnets can shatter, and fins often break off which causes product contamination and other issues. Other crucial things to avoid include not forgetting to check the condition of the pipework, and importantly not to believe the myths about pigging technology.
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