October 2019, Vol. 246, No. 10

Integrity Management

New Diagnostics Technology Assesses Pipeline Pig Runs

By Neil Stewart, Pipeline and Process Services (PPS), Halliburton Pipeline Pipelines can require both scheduled and unplanned cleaning for many reasons, from the maintenance of throughput to preparation for inspections runs. The most common method for removing debris from pipelines is using pigs and scraper tools.  However, this intrusive approach can be costly and high-risk, as well as lengthy because of the need for efficient cleaning of the pipeline while minimizing the risk of pipeline blockage and subsequent shutdown.  When planning a pipeline cleaning campaign, an operator often has limited knowledge of the actual conditions within the pipel

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