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Custom Designed Pig Handling Equipment

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HORIZON Industrial was recently engaged to provide the detailed design, manufacture and supply of special custom-made Pig Handling Equipment for a Pipeline Owner/Operator in Victoria

The equipment included Pig Handling Trolleys for various pipeline sizes and Pig types along with a Trailer-Mounted Pig Transportation System.

The customer brief centred around the ability to provide a means of safely handling Process Type Pigs when loading into pig launchers, unloading from Pig Receivers and transporting them to and from their various facilities in Victoria. In addition, the handling equipment would need to accommodate ILI Inspection tools for periodic pipeline surveys.

Foam Pigs, Mandrel type Process Pigs such as Bi-directional Disc or Cup type above 8” in size and ILI Inspection tools are too heavy for manual handling practices.

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How do Pig Handling Trolleys work?

When loading a Pig in readiness for launching the Pig is placed on the Pig Handling Trolley tray and the Trolley is then wheeled into position in front of the open launcher chamber, positioned centrally and at the correct height then locked in position. The Pig is then pushed into the Pig Launcher chamber using a series of push rods connected to a saddle which is moved forward and backward via pulleys and a cable winch system. The Pig is pushed into the chamber of the launcher until it engages in the reducer. Once in position the handling trolley is disengaged, wheeled away and the launcher closure is secured in readiness for the pigging procedure.

When the Pig arrives at the other end of the pipeline a Pig Handling Trolley is deployed to pull the Pig out of the Pig Receiver. The Trolley is wheeled into position in front of the open receiver chamber, positioned centrally and at the correct height then locked in position. The end of the Pig is connected via a cable hook then pulled out of the Pig Receiver chamber and onto the Trolley tray using pulleys and a cable winch system.

The Pig Handling Trolleys are also used to move Pigs around the facility or to be placed onto transportation vehicles for delivery back to the start of the pipelines. 

The Handling Trolleys can be provided in a range of materials and fitted with operating features such as a fixed height or adjustable height arrangement, electric winches, stainless steel cables and pulleys, ground-mounted running tracks and adjustable height outrigger stabilisers to prevent the trolley from unbalancing or to account for uneven ground.

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Transportation Cradles mounted onto a purpose-built trailer with an electric Jib Crane enable safe handling and relocation of pigs to multiple-site operational facilities.

Some of the features of the trailer-mounted pig transportation system included electric jib crane with 300kgs lift capacity (powered by the towing vehicle battery), fully galvanized heavy-duty trailer construction, multi-diameter pig cradle, multiple tie points to secure the load, dual wheels for towing stability, outrigger stabilisers to prevent unbalancing or to account for uneven ground. 

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HORIZON Industrial has over 35 years of experience in the design and supply of Pipeline Pigging Equipment, Pipeline Pigs and the provision of Pigging Services throughout Australia & New Zealand.

Pipeline Pigs for Periodic Pipeline Maintenance

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HORIZON Industrial has been awarded a purchase order to supply a large quantity of ‘Superswab' Lightweight Foam Pipeline Pigs in various sizes for periodic maintenance of pipelines at a mining site.

The Pipeline Pigs will be used to clean HDPE Pipelines throughout the plant to remove scale deposits and debris which form over time as part of the production process employed by the end user. The pigs are manufactured in various diameters from 2lbs/cu.ft. high-strength open-cell polyurethane foam and feature a machine-applied polyurethane coating on the rear to prevent by-pass and assist propulsion. 

The Pigs were packaged to prevent ingress of moisture and shipped on dedicated transport directly to the minesite.

‘Superswabs’ produced by HORIZON Industrial are also commonly used throughout the pipeline construction industry for dewatering and drying gas pipelines, for “proving” pipelines and for water & wastewater pipeline cleaning projects.

Pipeline Pigging is an effective means of cleaning and clearing the internal bore of pipelines to prevent the build-up of scale deposits and debris which can hinder the performance of pumps and compressors as a consequence of a reducedvolume of product conveyed through the line

HORIZON Industrial Pty Ltd has over 35 years of experience in the design and supply of Pipeline Pigs, Pigging Equipment and the provision of Pigging Services throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Below are photographs of the production processing and packing of HORIZON Industrial's Superswab lightweight Foam Cleaning Pigs.

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Quick Opening Closures for Slurry Pipeline Pig Traps

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HORIZON Industrial has completed a contract to design, manufacture and supply a Pig Launcher & Receiver, Process Pipeline Pigs and Special Tracking Pigs for a new Lime Slurry Pipeline in Kwinana, Western Australia.

The design of the Pig Traps features Quick Opening Closures produced by Stark Solutions USA. The Stark Model S-500 Horizontal Threaded Closure was selected due to robust construction, proven reliability and cost-effectiveness.

Quick Opening Closures Slurry Pipeline Pig Traps

316SS Pig Launchers for Sewerage Pipeline

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HORIZON Industrial has completed the detailed design, manufacture and supply of Two (2) DN250 316 Stainless Steel Pig Launchers for a sewerage pipeline in Sydney, NSW.

The Launchers will provide an effective means of cleaning interconnecting sewerage pipelines which service major residential areas within the Sydney metropolitan area. 

Some of the safety features on the Pig Launchers include vent valves, drain valves and pressure indicators. Manual Reset Visual Flag type Pig Signallers are also installed to provide positive confirmation of pig launch.

Pipeline Pigging is an effective means of cleaning and clearing the internal bore of pipelines to prevent the build-up of debris which can hinder the performance of pumps and compressors and reduce the volume of product conveyed through the line.

Pigs Supplied for Pipeline Maintenance

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HORIZON Industrial has been awarded a contract to supply ‘Superswab” Lightweight Foam Pipeline Pigs for a maintenance project in South Australia.

The Pipeline Pigs will be used to clean HDPE pipelines throughout the plant to remove scale deposits and debris which form over time as part of the production process employed by the end user. The pigs are manufactured in various diameters from 2lbs/cu.ft. high-strength open-cell polyurethane foam and feature a polyurethane coating on the rear to prevent by-pass and assist propulsion. 

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HORIZON's Superswab lightweight Foam Pig featured in the photos above showing machine-applied Polyurethane coating.

‘Superswabs’ are also commonly used throughout the pipeline construction industry for dewatering and drying gas pipelines, for “proving” pipelines and for water & wastewater pipeline cleaning projects.

Pipeline Pigging is an effective means of cleaning and clearing the internal bore of pipelines to prevent the build-up of scale deposits and debris which can hinder the performance of pumps and compressors as a consequence of a reduced volume of product conveyed through the line

HORIZON Industrial has over 35 years of experience in the design and supply of Pipeline Pigs, Pigging Equipment and the provision of Pigging Services throughout Australia and New Zealand.