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A Growing Role for Automated Pipeline Pigging Systems

Posted March 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Pigging is a routine maintenance procedure that plays a critical role in oil and gas pipelines for mitigating and monitoring internal corrosion, and for preserving safety and integrity. Extensive time and manpower requirements associated with manual pigging systems have become problematic, so many pipeline companies are turning to automation.


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03/27/2017 7:58 AM

Nothing against automation, as long as the reports are faithfully read and problems followed up by inspection. But I never thought pigging took that much time, and finding a problem before it becomes a leak is much cheaper than just cleaning and repairing.

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