Pigging System in Operation

Automatic Pigging System Video

Here’s a short video of an Automatic Single-Pig Pigging System in operation.

This system is housed in our specially-built pigging system demonstration facility are our Nottingham headquarters in the UK. This enables us to quickly and easily deliver in-depth demonstrations to our clients of pigging system efficiency, effectiveness, capability and operation.

The key components of this Single-Pig Pigging System with fully automatic pigging process control include a launch station, return station, pig housing, propellant source, software to control the equipment, HMI, valves and fittings and not to forget the all-important pipelines.

Importantly, the system also boasts a transparent section around the bend, and a transparent straight section. These enable viewers to catch a glimpse of the pig as it travels through the pipelines. It also shows how much product is left on the inside of the pipeline after pigging (here’s a clue, when you visually inspect the pipe, you won’t see any product!).

What the Pigging Video Shows

In the video, a blue liquid with medium viscosity can be seen in the transparent bend of the system, as well as a section of straight pipe. The HPS pig is propelled through the pipelines by compressed air. As the pig travels through the pipeline, it recovers or removes the blue liquid which is then forced to the destination filler or tank. At the same time, the pipelines are thoroughly cleaned and ready for the next product transfer. Note how clear the transparent pipe is after pigging – HPS systems typically recover 99.5% of all residual liquid.

Please note we use a blue liquid simply because it shows up well on video. For the same reason, we sometimes use a yellow liquid. However, we can pig just about any liquid whatever its colour, density or viscosity.

Request a Demo

If you’re able to visit HPS headquarters in the UK, we’d love to show you our pigging system demonstration facility. You can see first-hand a pigging system in operation and get a full understanding of how it works. You have to book a pigging system demonstration but we can usually accommodate you and a few guests at fairly short notice.

If you can’t make it in person, we could arrange a virtual demo using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or other platform. Please get in touch to discuss

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