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
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
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.
Materials: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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.