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Upcoming Webinar: ASME Vessels, Pig Launchers, Strainers and More from Sweco Fab, Inc.

December 18th, 2014 Comments off

This webinar is over, please view the recording at: http://info.pipingtech.com/sweco-fab-webinars/

** Webinar is worth 1 PDH Credit for TX Professional Engineers

Pig LauncherAttend a live Webinar introducing Sweco, Fab. Inc., the ASME design and fabrication division of PT&P. Learn how we design these components for high temperature, high pressure, and/or corrosive environments. Discover the different materials used based on a variety of applications. View some of the very unique and intricate Sweco custom designs, and corresponding technical drawings. Sweco designs and manufactures Pressure Vessels and Tanks, Pig Launchers and Receivers, Duct Work, Transition Pieces, Bellmouth Reducers, Spectacle and Line Blinds, Air Intake Stacks and Dampers, Conical Strainers, Instrument Stands and other custom fabricated products.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 13 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

Pig Launchers and Receivers Designed for a Crude Export Pipeline

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

Pig Launchers and Receivers Designed for a Crude Export Pipeline

Sweco Fab., Inc. designed and fabricated pig launchers and receivers with closure for a crude export pipeline in Mexico. These units were custom designed per ASME CODE B31.3 and weigh 2,400 lb. They are 120″ in length and have 12″ dia. minor barrels and 18″ dia. major barrels. The barrels are fabricated from API 5L Gr. B pipe, the flanges from SA105 and the closures from carbon steel. The launchers are designed for operating temperatures that vary from -20°F to 212°F at 943 psig. They were radiography tested and hydro-tested at 1,415 psig for two hours.

ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

January 3rd, 2011 No comments
ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers

The pig launchers and receivers were designed for a coal-bed methane gas production facility in Colorado. They are equipped with an integral safety locking system which works on the principle of mechanical key interlocking (transfer of keys). This system avoids serious injuries from human error and insures safety of personnel.

ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

Safety Locking System

One starter key per launcher/receiver is kept in a box located in the control room. Each lock is executed with two keys. When the first valve is opened with this starter key, it releases the second key. This key is transferred to next valve which releases second key from that valve and so on and so forth. This process guides the operator through the specified sequence for opening and closing valves with unique a key for each step.

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