SureLaunch® Multi-Pig Launching System

Frequent Pigging

Safer | Easier

Easy operation. Environmentally friendly. And Safety is built in... Reduced methane emissions. Remote monitoring. Less safety risk to personnel. Just a few of the ways the SureLaunch® Multi-Pig Launching System is changing pipeline pigging forever.

The SureLaunch® Multi-Pig Launching System takes pigging efficiency and pipeline productivity to a new level. The horizontal design makes it easier, more efficient, and safer for technicians to load the high-capacity barrel. Launch 7 to 10 pigs based on predetermined parameters in even the most rugged, remote, or hard-to-reach locations, with a PLC that puts control and information at your technicians’ fingertips.

Fewer Unit Openings, Reduced Emissions & Safety Risk to Personnel

By launching seven to 10 cleaning pigs at prescheduled times, or when critical indicators such as differential pressure are met, the SureLaunch® Multi-Pig Launching System facilitates regular pigging. It also eliminates repeated depressurization and opening — and associated risks to technicians — and reduces pigging-related methane emissions to a fraction of those from single-pig systems.

Multi-Pig Capacity, Increased Operational Efficiency.

Multi-pig capacity means pipeline pigging technicians load seven to 10 pigs at one time and the system does the rest. With less time traveling between labor-intensive loading and unloading events, technicians have more time to perform value-added duties.

Horizontal Design, Easier Pig Handling.

Patented horizontal design brings pig-loading and unloading to a safer, more efficient level.

Flow-Through Design, Stay Online.

Flow-through barrel design makes the launching equipment part of the pipeline. There’s no need to isolate pipe sections during normal pigging operations.

Remote PLC-Based Access, Higher Productivity.

With an easy-to-use PLC that can be tied into any existing SCADA system, important data and operational control are right where you need it, wherever your crew is.

ILI Tool Compatibility, Better Flexibility.

Kicker line and in-line inspection (ILI) Pull Port provide the flexibility to load and launch ILI using the kicker line in manual mode. This provides the ultimate level of flexibility for your pigging operations.

Reduced Valve Cycling, Longer Asset Life.

Fewer openings and closings extend valve service life and reduce maintenance costs.

SureLaunch® Working Smarter Through Automation

With more units in the field than any other automated pipeline pigging system, SureLaunch® automated pig launchers, and receivers set the industry standard in streamlining the pipeline pigging process through automation.

Our automated pipeline pigging system significantly reduces the hazards and limitations associated with gravity-fed pig launcher designs through the use of an electric-drive feed mechanism that is designed to launch seven to ten cleaning pigs automatically or one smart pig in manual mode for in-line inspection purposes. Internet based-remote control is a standard option on our automated pig launchers as well as solar power, which is vital for remote installations.

When it comes to determining how to clean pipelines more efficiently, this system is a game-changer, especially as it relates to maintaining a consistent predictable schedule of pipeline pigging activities—even for remote locations.

The SureLaunch® automated pipeline pigging system uses a logic-driven, PLC-based control system to operate an electric-drive feed mechanism to launch most types of pipeline pigs at pre-set launch intervals. Quick-opening closure options and other design features make launching and receiving pipeline pigs safe and easy. Whether you’re pigging a pipeline with standard cleaning, batching, or scraper pigs, our automated pig launchers and pig receivers can accommodate nearly any pipeline pigging need.

HOW TO CLEAN PIPELINES MORE EFFICIENTLY USING A 3-STEP PIGGING ROUTINE

1. Load multiple pigs in one loading operation. A single pig, pig train, or in-line inspection tool, or smart pig, is also a viable alternative.

2. Preset the system to launch up to seven to 10 pipeline pigs at preset intervals with the PLC control panel.

3. Initiate the pig launch sequence and monitor as needed.

Options

  • Sizes: 4” through 42”
  • Piping and valve packages to provide efficiencies during project development and installation
  • Pull nozzles for loading in-line inspection tools, often referred to as smart pigs
  • Applications engineering, project management consulting and commissioning services
  • Field- and hands-on classroom training