In 2020 members voted to focus on the topic:

  • Challenges in day to day pigging
    Difficult to pig lines, unusual products (for example ammonia, ethylene, hydrogen, high H2S etc.), lodged pigs, pig tracking etc.

The resources collected for the 2020 Technical Topic are shown below.

The current year's Technical Topic is Future of pipelines.

Seminar Papers

Overcoming pig loading and removal access constraints
By: Dale Millward, STATS Group

The challenge of inspecting pipelines with ‘unknowns’
By: Geert Bontekoe & Danny Molyneux, Quest Integrity

In-line inspection tool design and assessment of hydrogen pipelines
By: Tod Barker, TD Williamson

Pipeline life extension using custom built inspection tools
By: Holger Kamps, 3P Services GmbH & Co. KG

Advanced flow assurance tools to minimise pigging risks in challenging lines
By: Ashwin Pinto & Paul Westwood, ROSEN Group

Pigging in the Arctic Circle
By: Richard Sharvin, Baker Hughes, Process & Pipeline Services

Newsletter Articles

ILI of small diameter ethylene pipeline network
By: 3P Services

A step change in the development of real-time pig tracking
By: Halliburton

The key to success: Friction – Bypass – Velocity
By: Reinhart Hydrocleaning SA

In-line inspection of challenging pipelines in West Africa
By: Quest Integrity

Pigging program removes pipe stuck in pipeline
By: T.D. Williamson

Case Study - Site operations: Pull-through Pig
By: Inpipe Products

Isolating burning natural gas liquids pipeline for repair following third-party strike
By: T.D. Williamson

Headed for hydrogen
By: ROSEN Group

Successful baseline ILI project in Nigeria
By: Quest Integrity

Meeting challenging requirements during pre-commissioning of a critical jet fuel pipeline
By: Halliburton

Remote monitoring of pipeline equipment and factory testing proves its worth post Covid-19
By: STATS Group

No fear of heights: cleaning and inspecting under-bridge pipeline using wireline method
By: T.D. Williamson