Applications / Consulting

Pipeline Consulting & Applications

Consulting for Pipeline Decisions

A well-planned, regular pigging regimen can help operators prolong the life of their pipelines, save money, maintain product flow, and minimize product sediment. TDW has more than seven decades of experience designing, manufacturing, and using pigging products, and our experienced technicians will work with operators to select the right pigs – and the right pigging program – for their pipeline and product.

Cleaning and scraping

When it’s time to clean their pipelines, operators have the choice of pigs with urethane blades or cups, several types of brushes, or magnets for picking up ferrous debris. Each option is designed for specific types of product and pipeline sizes and configurations.

Most TDW pigs can be customized to a pipeline’s specifications.

Pig maintenance

When operators own pigging products, our experienced engineers can work with them to determine how often they need to replace their parts. They can also provide recommendations and guidance if operators need to rebuild or re-configure a pig in the field.

Troubleshooting

If operators need assistance troubleshooting or diagnosing “symptoms” of a pipeline condition, TDW can help them identify their condition and recommend pigging solutions, from pipeline gauging in the case of suspected deformations to the cleaning a pipeline would need before effective inline inspections (ILI).

By building the consulting process into their pipeline decisions, operators can address problems in the early stages, before they escalate and interfere with product flow.

Stuck Pig

Stuck Pig Response

When pigs get stuck in a pipeline — for reasons ranging from excessive wear to line conditions — the sooner an operator approaches TDW, the sooner the company’s pigging experts can help them remove it and restore product flow.

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Project Management

Project Management

TDW regularly provides project management services for pipeline owners and operators who want a team with extensive expertise to ensure their pigging project – from gauging to detecting pipeline obstructions to cleaning a pipeline or preparing the line for a modification project – is completed efficiently, cost-effectively, and safely.

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Pipeline Cleaning

Pipeline Cleaning

Because TDW offers so many custom cleaning solutions, pipeline owners and operators are encouraged to consult with the company’s pigging experts before choosing a course of action. TDW can recommend the optimum equipment and services for operators’ lines, products, and environments.

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Pig Selection

Pig Selection for Service

Selecting the right pigs and scrapers is one of the most important steps operators can take to ensure a successful pipeline maintenance plan.

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Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing

While pigging is commonly associated with pipeline maintenance, it also plays several critical roles in hydrostatic testing. TDW can help pipeline owners and operators select the right pigging equipment and services for each step of the testing process.

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General Consulting

General Consulting

When pipeline owners and operators need help pinpointing a problem or determining the optimum pigging option to address a need, TDW pigging experts can partner with them to develop a custom solution.

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