Pipeline Pigs

Types of Pipeline Pigs: Foam, Cast-Urethane, Steel Body, Spheres, Gauge Pigs, Solubles Enduro Pipeline Services. Pipeline Pig Brands: Girard Industries, Knapp Polly Pig, Maloney Technical Products, S.U.N. Engineering, T.D. Williamson.

pipeline pigs
Pipeline pigs
perform maintenance operations inside of pipelines, without stopping the flow within the product pipeline in a multitude of industries and applications. These devices are available in a variety of sizes and configurations and offer an economical solution to many manufacturing requirements, including batching, cleaning, dewatering, and drying. Drinkwater Products carries a full range of pipeline pigs and will help you decide which one is right for your job.

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This pig is a solid-cast polyurethane pig available for 2" through 8" pipe and is designed to be used with the Argus Pig valve. The disc-cup design combines the effective wiping action of the disc with the superior sealing capabilities of the cup. This pig is effective in removing liquids from wet gas systems and liquid pipelines. It is also used to control paraffin build up in crude oil lines, separation of refined products, and product evacuation.

The Total Wire Brush pig is used for extreme cleaning. Its medium density foam is covered with wire brushes ensures maximum scraping contact with the pipe wall. It has proven to be an effective pig for removing heavy scale and other deposits. The total wire brush can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The total wire brush can also be outfitted with pull ropes to make pig removal easier.

The TUFFCAST Pig combines conical sealing cups with scraping discs providing both actions in one pig. The solid cast construction makes for a lightweight and economical general purpose cleaning pig. It is made from the same tough LN-10 urethane as our line of Super Pigs. This allows for high abrasion resistance with flexibility to maintain a positive seal in out of round sections of steel pipe.

The TUFFCAST Pig is available in different durometer hardnesses to meet specific pigging requirements. When heavy cleaning capability is needed, the TUFFCAST Pig can be fitted with carbon steel brushes or prostran brushes. The standard brush configuration on the TUFFCAST pig is two brushes, however the pig can be fitted with a single brush if requested.

The TUFFCAST Pig is designed with hollow bodies to allow for the mounting of magnets or pig tracking devices.

Foam disc pigs have a series of ridges or discs that help to provide extra wiping and sealing capabilities. Because this foam pig provides such a good seal, foam disc pigs are ideal for a number of applications including, product recovery and removal, de-watering, and nitrogen purges. Foam disc pigs are available in both medium and heavy density urethane foam. Foam disc pigs can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. Foam disc pigs can also be outfitted with ropes or pull straps to make pig removal easier.

The Optima Cast Pig can be configured with any of S.U.N.'s scraper cup or disc designs in any desired arrangement; whether it is a cup-disc-disc-cup design, multi-size cups, or paraffin cups; in any combination desired for up to six sections. The Optima Cast Pig provides the broad range of specialty cups available on the S.U.N. Super Pig with the convenience of a single piece cast pipeline pig. The Optima Cast Pig was designed with a hollow post on all sizes making it easy to equip the pig with a magnetic cartridge for use with the Magna-Sygg Pig Detector, or with a transmitter for use with pipeline pig tracking equipment.

The crimson bare squeegee is made with 9lb foam density and is an effective pig to run for liquid removal after a hydro-test. It has also proven to maintain a superior seal when flow rates are minimal. Crimson bare squeegees can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. Crimson bare squeegees can also be outfitted with pull ropes to make pig removal easier.

The S.U.N. Super Pig® allows it's users to replace components of the pig as needed. Rather than having to replace an entire pig, the user can simply replace either the cups or discs when they are considered worn out. It's all-urethane design provides a level of safety for the pipeline, as there are no metal parts to worry about. Like all of S.U.N.'s pigs, the Super Pig utilizes the highest quality LN10 formulated MDI urethane for maximum wear resistance.

This criss cross polly pig is made with 9lb foam density which is stiffer and more aggressive than the 5lb criss cross pig. Like the 5lb foam pig, this one can be used in many ways including, cleaning, batching and de-watering. The criss cross urethane coating provides extra durability and allows the pig to travel longer distances without being damaged. The crimson criss cross can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The crimson criss cross can also be outfitted with pull ropes to make pig removal easier.

Available in diameters from 2" - 12", the Super Cast Pig utilizes the same design objectives and construction material as the Super Pig.  The one piece Super Cast pipeline pig offers a logical cost alternative to poly foam pigs and is an ideal product for a broad range of applications around refineries, chemical plants, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, and municipal utility lines. Its urethane allows it to last longer than poly foam pigs and it does not have the same disposal and contamination problems. The Super Cast easily negotiates 1.5D bends, bridge valves and tees without buckling, tearing, or shredding. 

The Power Brush Foam pig is used when aggressive cleaning is needed. Its heavy density foam is completely covered with tough wire brushes enabling it to remove large amounts of paraffin wax as well as hardened scale deposits. The power brush can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The power brush can also be outfitted with pull ropes to make pig removal easier.

The Urecast Pig incorporates a unique cup and disc combination which provides both optimum sealing and scraping action.

The standard Ultra-Seal Pig has flat, polyurethane elastomer discs on each end. This is the optimum design for dewatering, batching of dissimilar products, and for fluid removal in pipelines of all sizes and pipe materials. The Ultra-Seal can also altered to include a EZ launch nose for vertical launchers or low flow situations. The Ultra-Seal can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The Ultra-Seal can also be outfitted with pull straps to make pig removal easier.

The Ureflex pig is an all-urethane disc pig that can be outfitted with brushes for more aggressive cleaning.

The Ultra-Seal Lite Pig is a hand-crafted, custom-built pig. The specific design and materials for each pig are determined by the configuration of the pipeline and operational requirements of the pig. Typically the Ultra-Seal Lite Pig is used for dewatering and fluid control in multi-dimensional pipelines. Ultra-Seal Lite pigs can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. Ultra-Seal Lite pigs can also be outfitted with pull straps to make pig removal easier.

The OptionAll™ Pig is designed for light cleaning, line filling, dewatering, batch separation and liquid removal. The replaceable cups and discs make special configurations easy and its low cost gives users the option to dispose of or rebuild the pig after hard use.

The Hand-Launch Pig is an easy to use, one size fits all pipe of its' diameter - a 6" Hand-Launch Pig can be inserted, by hand, into all 6" pipe, from Class 50 Ductile Iron Pipe to 6" Schedule 160 Steel Pipe. The Hand-Launch Pig is a single-piece, bi-directional pig manufactured with long-wearing urethane foams. Hand-Launch Pigs are available in both medium and heavy density urethane foam. Hand-Launch Pigs can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. Hand-Launch pigs can also be outfitted with pull straps to make pig removal easier

Whether batching or scraping out debris, the BD6K can handle the job. With six urethane discs (2 guides and 4 seals), the BD6K, is a great pig for contractors and operators needing a rugged pig to get the job done. The pig can also be outfitted with gauge plates or brushes.

Removes Tough Deposits, Won’t Damage the Pipe Wall

The Black Belt is outfitted with urethane blades molded into the foam for maximum scraping power. The tough urethane blades are great for paraffin removal. The urethane blades make it the perfect choice for plastic or internally coated pipelines, where traditional brush pigs cannot be used. The Black Belt is available in both medium and heavy density urethane foam. The Black Belt can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The Black Belt can also be outfitted with ropes or pull straps to make pig removal easier.

The standard HZ pig consists of a steel body with the brushes mounted on cantilever style leaf springs and (2) neoprene or polyurethane cups. This aggressive brush pig can be fitted with cups, discs or cup/disc combinations, gauging plate, transmitter, magnets and ring brushes. The brush bristles are available in carbon steel, stainless steel and prostran. The steel bristles are available in flat or round wire or substituted with pencil brushes.

This Silicone Carbide pig offers a "sandpaper" effect on the pipe wall and is great for loosening dirt and scale build-up often found in water lines. The Silicone Carbide pigs are available in both medium and heavy density urethane foam. The Silicone Carbide pigs can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The Silicone Carbide pigs can also be outfitted with ropes or pull straps to make pig removal easier.

These steel-bodied scraper pigs are outfitted with neoprene discs instead of urethane. Neoprene has certain qualities and advantages over urethane. Although not as wear-resistant, neoprene generally has a longer shelf-life than urethane and will not crack or get brittle with exposure to the sun. This makes neoprene ideal if you have short pig runs and wish to re-use the pig over the next 3-4 years.

Metal studs are set in this foam pig for aggressive removal of hard scale deposits. Due to their aggressiveness, the metal stud pig is to be used with caution and only in the most extreme circumstances. The metal stud pig can be modified to accommodate transmitters, magnets and/or radioactive sources. The metal stud pig can also be outfitted with pull ropes to make pig removal easier.

Size 4"-14"
Standard with polyurethane cups. The wire wheel brushes are excellent at removing paraffin wax build-up.

GBD Pigs are designed for Bidirectional operation. For batching, displacement, hydrostatic testing and paraffin removal. Available with 2, 3 or 4 polyurethane discs. Steel wire brushes optional. Pig transmitter mounting optional. GBD pigs have a Center Hole Configuration up to 16" and a bolt hole pattern for sizes larger than 16

GBC Cup pigs are for unidirectional operation. For batching, displacement, hydrostatic testing and paraffin removal. Standard with polyurethane cups.* For gauging, add aluminum or steel gauging plates. Pig transmitter mounting optional for larger diameter pigs. GBC pigs have a Center Hole Configuration up to 16" and a bolt hole pattern for sizes larger than 16".

The Enduro Dual-Diameter Pigs are designed to withstand the heavier wear due to multi-dimensional pipe. This pig provides cleaning action and has proven to hold a great seal through multi-diameter lines. Design may be varied to specific line needs; i.e. bend radius requirement, valve bowl lengths etc. and can also be outfitted with brushes specially designed for multi-diameter cleaning.

A versatile pig available with various cup and disc configurations. The metal pig is useful for cleaning, batching, purging, and paraffin removal.

Enduro's pig train employs the Pig Link concept which allows various configurations and adaptations of cups, discs, and body links. The flexibility of the polyurethane body link allows the pig to pass bend radius as small as one diameter even when attached to additional link sections.

Pencil Brush Cleaning Pigs are heavy duty, aggressive cleaning pigs equipped with a steel body, spring steel wire brushes and polyurethane bumpers and discs.

TDW's PitBoss™ Cleaning Pig is designed to remove soft to medium-hard deposits from internal pits while also serving as an excellent general purpose cleaning pig.

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