Stuck Pig Response

Stuck Pig

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.

This process begins with a fact-finding mission: TDW works with an operator to determine how long the pig has been stuck, the type of pig being used, the pipeline product, and whether the operator knows the pig’s location.

From there, TDW will present recommendations for getting the pig safely into the receiver or to a controlled location for removal by cutout.