August 2021, Vol. 248, No. 8

Tech Notes

Proper Cleaning and Storage of Pipeline Pigs

Special to P&GJ  Proper storage and maintenance are important to ensure the optimal performance and condition of urethane pigs.   Apache pigs will perform as designed for pipeline cleaning, batching and displacement. However, urethane components are subject to deterioration under certain conditions – namely, heat, humidity and UV light.   To keep your pigs in top shape, here are some guidelines you should follow for proper storage and cleaning of pipeline pigs:   As mentioned, heat and humidity will accelerate the deterioration of urethane pigs. You can maximize shelf life by maintaining a temperature between 27° C (80.6° F) and a relative humidity less than

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