Pig Launcher and Receiver
Pig Launcher & Receivers (Scraper Traps) for cleaning, geometry and intelligent pipeline inspections are the devices used to launch and receive the tools (Pig) which travels inside the pipeline for the before mentioned purposes by means of the same fluid in pressure operating in the conduct. Being the petrochemical industry one of the most popular applications, safety is the biggest concern therefore Non Destructive Examinations as well as anti-spark and many other characteristic are well developed since the design stage.
- MIPCO design and manufacture its devices aimed to the Global market according to:
- 97/23/EC - PED (Pressure Equipment Directive)
- 94/9/EC - ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere)
- Fabrication: according to international standards, Design Codes and Customer's additional requirements:
ASME VIII div. 1 and 2 - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
ASME B31.3 - Code for Pressure Piping - Process Piping
ASME B31.4 - Code for Pressure Piping - Pipeline for Transportation System for Liquid Hydrocarbons and other Liquids
ASME B31.8 - Code for Pressure Piping - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
EN 13445 - Unfired Pressure Vessels
Horizontal with fixed or sliding saddles
Vertical with counterweighted Q.O.C. or with Davit
Skid Mounted with pig handling systems
Body type: Barrel and Pipeline Pup with Conical Shape Eccentric / Concentric Reducer.
Internal locking band
Pig Signallers: Mechanical Pig Passage Indicator with mechanical / manual visual flag, also available Electrical Pig Sig and Non Intrusive type.
Pig handling system: external / internal / extractable anti-spark Pig Basket / Tray rail mounted moving type with manual / electric winch, SS rope and pulleys push/pull system. Manual / Electric davit crane.