High-Performance pipeline Pigs
HPS pigs are specially designed for highly effective, reliable and efficient hygienic and sanitary pipeline product recovery.
Used by many of the world’s largest liquid processing companies, they’re suitable for a wide range of products. These include food and beverages, chemicals, paints, coatings, lubricating oils, household and homecare products, personal care liquids, pastes and gels, cosmetics and many other applications.
Full Pipeline Product Recovery
Maintain Performance Around 1.5D Bends
Total Flexibility Throughout the Pig
WHAT PROCESS PIGS DO
The term “Pigging” refers to the operation of forcing a flexible projectile (called a Pig), through a product transfer pipeline. Because the pig diameter is slightly larger than the internal pipe diameter, it forces the product along the pipe, cleaning the pipe as it goes and leaving very little, if any, residue. Pigs need to be magnetic to enable detection, automation and control.
High Quality, Long Lasting Pigs in a Range of Sizes
We manufacture our process pigs in a range of sizes: from 1 inch to 8 inches diameter. All HPS pigs are bi-directional, which is a major advantage in pigging system design and process efficiency. They are extremely high-quality, robust and long-lasting: they can be used many times without replacement. Their silicone-based construction gives the pigs a long working life expectancy, and they can be steam cleaned (cleaned in place or “CIP’d” if required) to 250°C without degradation. Our hygienic pigs are also made from material that meets the requirements of FDA regulations.
Key Features of
HPS Pipeline Pigs
Specially-Designed and Engineered
Specially designed for hygienic, sanitary and other process applications such as food, beverages, chemicals, paint, pet food and many other applications. They are ideal for product transfer, product recovery, and pipe cleaning.
Full Body Contact
Highly efficient pig designed for full-body contact typically recovering over 99.5% of product.
HPS pigs can travel either way along the pipeline, enabling fully automated operation.
No Solid Magnets
Magnetic pigs with no solid magnets. Instead contain a unique flexible magnetised silicone core.
Manufactured from Food Grade Silicone Polymer
HPS pigs meet the requirements of FDA regulations (21 CFR 177.2600).
Can Navigate 1.5 D Bends
HPS pigs are flexible and will easily travel (and clean) around 1.5 D bends.
HPS pipeline pigs can be steam cleaned (CIP) up to 250 degrees centigrade (482 Fahrenheit) without degradation.
Unique, Cylindrical Design
No fins, caps or assembled pieces to catch, break or fall off.
Available in a Range of Sizes
Available in a range of sizes to suit different pipeline specifications. This is typically up to 200 mm (8 inch) diameter.
Long Life Expectancy
HPS pipeline pigs are durable, reliable and are designed to last an extremely long time.
Custom Pipeline Pig Design and Manufacture
We have a wide range of pigs and pipeline pigging products for different pipe specifications and diameters. We also manufacture them in different materials, depending on the application. There are two basic categories of pig:
- Hygienic Pigs – specially designed for food, soft drinks, wine, beer and other beverages, chocolate, confectionery as well as other hygienic (sanitary) applications in home and personal care applications, including products with silicone oil content.
- Fluorosilicone Pigs – These pigs have a higher resilience to more aggressive chemicals
We design all our sanitary pigging systems and product recovery solutions to the specific needs of our clients, so we will help recommend the right type and size of pig for your pipeline size and application.
As well as different diameters and different materials, we also custom design and manufacture pigs in different colours. Whatever liquids you process, you can rest assured we will provide help, guidance, and advice every step of the way so you get the optimum specification of pig for your application.
HPS Pig materials have been validated several times and shown to give longevity of operation and security of product
Proctor & Gamble
More Information on HPS Pipeline Pigs
Fully Detectable Magnetized Pigs
Our pigs are magnetic, but unlike other magnetic pig designs do not contain any solid magnets (solid magnets are a safety and contamination risk).
Instead, the internal core of HPS magnetic pigs contains flexible magnetized silicone. This allows the pig to be detected in the pipe non-intrusively, using a specifically designed HPS non-intrusive Pig Detection System.
Flexible – Can Travel Around 90 Degree Bends
The innovative, flexible design of HPS pigs enables them to travel through standard 1.5D 90 degree bends.
To find out more about high-quality pigs for your organisation, please contact HPS.