Pigging Products & Services Association (PPSA)
"To promote the knowledge of pigging and its related products and services by providing a channel of communication between the members themselves and with users and other interested parties." - PPSA, An international trade association serving the pipeline industry
PPSA was founded in 1990, now representing over 120 members in the pigging industry throughout the world. The PPSA provides information regarding equipment and services in the pigging industry for pipeline operators. The Pigging Products & Services Association website allows site visitors to review products and services at their convenience. The PPSA also holds seminars and training courses on pigging, sponsors lectures and meetings about the subject and supports relevant conferences.
- Full members are companies manufacturing or marketing pigging products or services.
- Associate members are companies connected with the industry, e.g. operators, suppliers and allied industries.
- Individual members are anyone with an interest in pigging.
WeldFit Energy Group's Pigging Technologies
WeldFit specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and quality testing of automated pigging technologies and traditional pigging technologies that can be utilized to perform four separate pigging functions: liquid recovery, cleaning, batching and in-line inspections. The SureLaunchTM automated pigging systems and SureTrapTM traditional pigging systems are manufactured with extruded branch outlets utilizing WeldFit's more than 30 years of pipeline and pig launcher experience.
Traditional Pigging Systems
WeldFit manufactures its SureTrap? traditional pigging systems from 4 inch through 48-inch nominal pipe size with extruded branch outlets to produce single or multiple outlets on the barrel. WeldFit has more than 30 years of pipeline experience with extruded outlets, welding and the fabrication of pipeline pigging systems where the design, engineering, manufacturing and testing are all performed in-house. Extruded outlets on SureTrap? pigging systems have several advantages over the more common welded branch connections, made possible by several key features.
Automated Pig Launcher & Pig Receiver Systems
WeldFit specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and quality testing of automated pigging systems that can be utilized to perform four separate pigging functions: liquid recovery, cleaning, batching and in-line inspections. The SureLaunch? Automated Pigging System can launch any type of pig individually at pre-set launch intervals through the use of a logic-driven control system and an electrical drive system. The horizontally oriented automatic launcher design is loaded with multiple pigs in one loading operation that allows the launching of a single cleaning pig, batching pig or spherical pig for both liquid and gas pipeline service applications.
WeldFit Energy Group's Future Participation
WeldFit Energy Group will collaborate with the Pigging Products & Services Association by being featured in the latest PPSA Buyers Guide & Directory of Members, submitting technical articles and participating in PPSA events. The PPSA has an increasingly large archive of technical articles on pigging that are updated from recent conferences.