Tools, debris, or other foreign objects can be left in a pipeline following construction, maintenance, or repair. These objects obstruct pipelines, damage pigs or inline inspection tools, and cause build-up that decreases product throughput. Foreign objects can create spots where corrosion can occur, and they can also cause failure in a valve or pump.
In the Offshore Pipeline market, TDW offers solutions to remove foreign objects from within a pipeline, allowing operators to:
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While pigging is often used to remove contaminants and deposits from the pipe wall, it is also used to sweep or push out foreign objects and obstructions left in the line, often from construction or maintenance activities. Removing foreign objects is critical to maximizing throughput as well as for protecting pigs and inline inspection tools.
TDW offers Offshore Pipeline operators a full suite of pigging solutions to remove pipeline debris.