Portable pig launchers-receivers for infield pipelines of oil and gas producing companies are offered. The paper presents a concept of specialized vehicles for transportation of portable pig launchers. Advantages and disadvantages of portable pig launchers vs. stationary pig launcher-receiver traps are discussed. Applicable scope of portable pig launchers is offered. Economic efficiency of portable pig launchers was assessed.
pig launchers-receivers, portable solutions in oil and gas industry, improvement of pipeline reliability
Mukhametshin R.R., Andreev A. Mobilnye kamery ot AO “NT”: optimalno, prosto, progressivno [Mobile pig launchers-receivers from “NT” LLC – optimal, simple, progressive decision]. Oil and Gas Eurasia, No. 11-12, 2015. pp. 46-47 (in Russian/English)
Yashin S.A., Yaryzhnov A.A., Morshinin V.V. Mobilnaya kamera puska/priema sredstv ochistki i diagnostiki dlya truboprovodov [Mobile pig launchers-receivers]. RF Patent No. 165 236 U1. Date of publ.: 25 Jan 2016 (in Russian)