Corrosion is inevitable within a pipeline, however taking a proactive approach to preventative maintenance can save you thousands, if not millions of dollars in repair, replacement, or environmental clean-up costs.  Liquids of any kind can pose risks in both oil and gas pipelines.  Low spots in oil or gas pipelines can accumulate liquids – condensate or water – to a point of causing flow efficiency and a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause pitting of the pipeline.  Because water is heavier than oil, water tends to settle in low evolutions along a pipeline route.  If there is a corrosive component in the production fluids, then the most potential area to create pitting bacterial corrosive damage is within the low spots of the pipeline.

Periodic pigging is an effective and efficient way to prevent standing liquids from compromising the integrity of a pipeline.  A pigging program that includes the use of pigs with heavy duty bristles and pit cleaning brushes are highly effective in both swiping the liquids downstream, as well as swiping out the pits to more adequately accept biocides to treat bacteria corrosion.

Why Choose Our Pipeline Liquids Removal Products?

Inline Services has developed a number of displacement pigs and scraping pigs to remove liquids from pipelines. Our patented Foam Disc Pig is flexible and has multiple sealing/wiping discs to effectively remove liquid pockets.  We have also developed a Steel Mandrel bodied pig with a unique configuration of discs and cups that has proven optimal liquids removal depending on the type of line, length, number and radius of bends and frequency pigging is required.  Inline Services mandrel pigs are available with both discs, cups and combinations of both depending on pipeline conditions.

Our knowledge staff can assist you in selecting just the right type of pig for your liquid removal needs.  If you need guidance or have questions about which type of Foam Disc Pig or Mandrel Body Pig is right for your liquid removal needs, contact us today!