Pig Mainline Liquids Pipelines

Pig Mainline Liquids Pipelines - launching, tracking, retrieving pigs

Total Pages: 92


Training Objectives
Upon completion of this training kit on pigging mainline liquids pipelines, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and importance of pigging operations for mainline liquids pipelines
  • Describe reasons for pigging mainline liquids pipelines
  • Describe different types of pigs and their uses
  • Describe components of mainline liquids pipeline pigging systems
  • Describe barrel-shaped pig launching and receiving equipment
  • Describe pig launching and receiving practices
  • Describe methods used to clean a pig
  • Describe methods used to locate and free stuck pigs
  • Launch and receive pigs

    Table of Contents

    Training Objectives 1
    1 Introduction 1
    2 Reasons for Pigging Mainline Pipelines 2
    3 Types of Pigs 5
    4 Pigging Components 8
    4.1 Remote Operation 8
    4.2 Pig Launchers and Receivers 10
    4.3 Pig Signals 18
    4.4 Station Bypass Facilities 19
    4.5 Metering Facilities 22
    5 Operator Roles 22
    6 Pigging Practices 24
    6.1 Safety and Environment 24
    6.2 Pigging Frequency 26
    6.3 Pre-Job Meeting 26
    6.4 Launcher/Receiver On-Line or Isolated 27
    6.5 Draining and Venting 29
    6.6 Venting Trapped Air 30
    6.7 Purging 31
    6.8 Removing Pigs 31
    6.9 Key Interlock Systems 31
    6.10 Other Practices 31
    7 Pig Loading and Launching Practices 32
    7.1 Loading Pigs 33
    7.2 Launching Pigs 36
    8 Pig Receiving Practices 38
    8.1 Receiving Pigs 39
    8.2 Removing Pigs 39
    8.3 Cleaning Pigs 43
    9 Stuck and Lost Pigs 45
    10 In-Line Inspection Pigs 48
    10.1 Metal Loss Detection Pigs 49
    10.2 Geometry Pigs 49
    10.3 Using Inspection Pigs 50
    11 Self-Check 51
    12 Self-Check Answers 57


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