Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

September 24, 2019

 

Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

Type: Pig Launchers & Receivers
Size: 4-14” Diameter | 72-98″ Long | 48″ Tall Stands
Material: 316 L SS | SA 106-B | SA-105
Design: Operating Temperature: 221°F
Operating Pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI

PT&P ‘s Sweco Fab division custom designed and manufactured pig launchers and receivers for a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. A pig launcher is a pressurized container used to shoot a cleaning device (called a “pig”) through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions including cleaning, monitoring, and maintenance of the pipe. They are fabricated from stainless steel 316 L, SA 106-B, and SA -105. Dimensions for these pig launchers and receivers are 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 14” diameter and range from 72” to 98” long. They are mounted on 48” tall stands. They are designed for an operating temperature of 221°F with an operating pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI.

What is a pig receiver?

November 3, 2011

A pig receiver is a device that “catches” the cleaning device (“pig”) after it has passed through the pipeline.

Pig receiver with a 24
Pig Receiver with a 24″ Dia. Minor Barrel

What is a pig launcher?

A pig launcher is a device which uses a pressurized container to shoot a cleaning device (“pig”) through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions including cleaning, monitoring, and maintaining of the pipe.

Pig Launcher and Receiver with a Flag Indicator
Pig Launcher and Receiver

Pig Launcher and Receiver with a GD Closure for a Plant on Sakhalin Island, Russia

October 13, 2009
Pig Launcher and Receiver with a GD Closure
Pig Launcher and Receiver with a GD Closure

Both pig launcher and receiver are fabricated from various low temperature carbon steels. They also include a GD Closure built to ASME Section VIII specifications. The operating temperature range is from -35°C to 65°C. The receiver is 33′ long and the launcher is 20′ long. Both have a 24″ diameter major barrel feeding into a 16″ diameter minor barrel. A rugged three coat paint system was applied per customer specifications. Various tests were performed, from hydrostatic and dye-penetrant to full radiography and ultrasound.

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Pig Launchers/Receivers for a Petroleum Pipeline

July 2, 2008
Pig Launchers/Receivers for a Petroleum Pipeline
Pig Launchers/Receivers for a Petroleum Pipeline

    Pig Launchers/Receivers for a Petroleum Pipeline   Pig Launchers/Receivers for a Petroleum Pipeline

The three pig launchers measure 127″, 172″, and 189″ in length and are designed for 263 PSIG at 185ºF. The pipe diameters of each unit measure 10″, 18″, and 20″, respectively. Two of the pig launchers/receivers are fabricated from carbon steel and one from stainless steel. All of the launchers/receivers were hydro-tested to ensure product quality.

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High Pressure Pig Launcher and Receiver

July 3, 2007

 

High Pressure Pig Launcher and Receiver
High Pressure Pig Launcher and Receiver

SWECO Fab, Inc. manufactured a pig launcher and receiver used to launch a pig throughout the piping system to clean the pipe line. Both the pig launcher and receiver have been hydro-tested to ensure quality and performance. Multiple coats of paint were also applied for environment protection.

High Pressure Pig Launcher and Receiver

High Pressure Pig Launcher & ReceiverMaterials: API5LX52 Pipe
Design Pressure: 671 PSIG
Design Temperature: 175°F
Design Code: B31.8
Design Factor: 0.6

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4 Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Petroleum Company

May 17, 2006
4 Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Petroleum Company
4 Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Petroleum Company

These pig launchers were manufactured from carbon steel. They have a 16 major barrel, 12 minor barrel and measured 121 long. The pig launchers and receivers are used for cleaning piping systems. In addition, the pig launchers and receivers were designed for pressures of 512 PSIG at 100F. Hydro-tests were performed at 666 PSIG and x-ray tests were completed to ensure quality performance.

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24" x 30" diameter, 740 PSIG Pig Launchers and Receivers

April 22, 2005

 

24" x 30" diameter, 740 PSIG Pig Launchers and Receivers
24" x 30" diameter, 740 PSIG Pig Launchers and Receivers

The launchers and receivers, with dimensions of 24″ x 30″ x 138″ long and 10″ x 14″ x 132″ long, are designed for 740 PSIG at 170 degrees. One of the Pig Launchers and Receivers composed of a 24″ dia. minor barrel and a 30″ dia. major barrel, while the other one consisted of a 10″ dia. minor barrel and a 14″ dia. major barrel. The major and minor barrels are fabricated from API 5L X 52. To ensure quality, the Launchers and Receivers were 100 % x-rayed and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

Pig Launchers and Receivers are installed in pipelines to launch and receive Pipeline Pigs. Pigs can be used for the cleaning of pipelines. In addition, Pigs can be used for the separation of two products within the same pipeline. Sweco Fab/Piping Technology & Products, Inc. has over 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing a wide variety of ASME/Misc. Fabricated Products – including Pig Launchers and Receivers.

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Pig Receiver with Saddle Supports

June 4, 2004

Pig Receiver with Saddle Supports
Pig Receiver with Saddle Supports

Sweco Fab, Inc. recently fabricated a Pig Receiver Class 600 with saddle supports for an industrial company in Texas.  The pig receiver is composed of a 24 dia. minor barrel and a 30 dia. major barrel with 1 thick walls. It is approximately 250 in length and weighs 8,200 lb. The major and minor barrels are fabricated from API-5L Gr.B, X42 and SA106B material, respectively. All other items are fabricated from SA105, SA106B, and SA-36 as applicable. The receiver is designed per ASME B31.8 with a 0.72 Design Factor and NACE MP-01-75. The design pressure is 1480 PSIG at 125°F.

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Pig Launchers and Receivers for Venezuela

September 20, 2002
Pig Launchers and Receivers for Venezuela
Pig Launchers and Receivers for Venezuela

Sweco Fab, Inc. designed and manufactured pig launchers and receivers for an oil and gas exploration and production company in Venezuela.

The launchers and receivers are designed with a 6 line and 8 barrel at 60 long with a 4 kicker, ¾ in. P.I., 2 vent and drain design per ASME B31.4. They are made to withstand 1480 PSIG at 100ºF and can accommodate 15 pigs. They were painted inside and out per System 6E grey color and included simple skid, MTR, N.D.E., and flange protectors.

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4" Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Water Reclamation Plant

June 7, 2002
4" Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Water Reclamation Plant
4" Pig Launchers and Receivers for a Water Reclamation Plant

Sweco Fab, Inc. manufactured 4″ pig launchers and receivers for a water reclamation plant in Savage, Maryland.

These launchers and receivers are to aid in the utilization of an oxidation ditch activated sludge process designed for nitrification / de-nitrification and phosphorous removal. The design consists of components such as T-bolt closures, side outlet tees and 4″, 150-psi flanges with protectors. After being built to ASME, Sect. VIII, Div. 1, the launchers and receivers were shop prime painted to prevent against corrosion.

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Pig Launchers and Receivers for Separation Project

April 22, 2001

 

Pig Launchers and Receivers for Separation Project
Pig Launchers and Receivers for Separation Project

SWECO Fab, Inc. manufactured eight 8″ and four 10″ pig launchers and receivers for a separation project off the West Coast of Africa. The products were immediately put to use for placement and removal of pigs. These launchers and receivers were designed with quick opening doors and R.T.J flanges at 2300 psig, built to ASME, Sect. VIII, Div. 1 and D.N.V. inspected.

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Pipe Support News

October 24, 1997

News from Quality Control
PT&P’s QC Manager, has lead several testing efforts including three at cryogenic temperatures. Two of these tested coils in springs, the other tested an anchor for cryogenic pipelines. Tests on aluminum travel stops proved successful and these are a new PT&P standard. Other new standard procedures cover bonding processes.

QC Manager Testing an Expansion Joint
QC Manager Testing an Expansion Joint

The picture at left shows PT&P’s QC Manager as he is preparing to test the pressure capability of a 4″-150 lb. rated metal expansion joint unit. The unit is sealed and gauged as air is introduced through a fitting on the top blind flange. As a pump supplies air, the gauges indicate how much pressure the unit is experiencing.

Big Pipe Spools

Pipe Spools
Pipe Spools

This photo shows a few of the spools loaded on a truck going to the port of Houston. These were fabricated by SWECO for a major Houston E&C firm for their project in Trinidad.

Big Pig Launcher

Pig Launcher
Pig Launcher

Shown in this photograph is a pipeline pig launcher-receiver fabricated by the SWECO FAB Division of Piping Technology. Our client supplied this one to a British Petroleum project in Columbia. These special “pressure vessels” are a SWECO specialty.

Pig Launcher & Receivers for MTBE Plant

June 5, 1994
Pig Launcher & Receivers for MTBE Plant
Pig Launcher & Receivers for MTBE Plant

The picture above shows two views of launcher-receivers loaded on a truck. These devices are installed in pipelines to launch and receive pipeline pigs. Pigs can be used for cleaning or for separation of two products in the same pipeline. Modern pigs with sensing devices are used in old pipelines to look for damage or corrosion problems. These launcher-receivers part of several being built by the SWECO Fab, Inc. division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a large MTBE plant in Saudi Arabia.

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Launcher and Receivers

April 22, 1994

 

Launcher and Receivers
Launcher and Receivers

The photograph above shows a launcher-receiver designed to be installed in a six inch pipe to launch and receive pipeline pigs. Pigs can be used for cleaning or for separation of two products in the same pipeline. This launcher-receiver was one of two built by the SWECO Fab, Inc. division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a major Gulf Coast Refinery.

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