Technical Familiaristion

Pigs and pigging

This course will show you some of the pigs available for these tasks, and will explore their different designs and functions.

What's included?

Course Description 

Although primarily used to clean pipelines, there are a wide range of pigs available for a variety of pigging operations.

 This course will show you some of the pigs available for these tasks, and will explore their different designs and functions. We will also run through a basic pigging operation, from the loading and launching, the various tracking methods used, through to the safe receiving and unloading of the pig.

 There are many hazards associated with pigging operations that can cause injury to personnel and damage to equipment and the environment. We will look at these hazards and learn how to mitigate the risks.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • Why the process of pigs and pigging is essential 

  • The various types of pig and their specific uses 

  • The equipment used in pigging 

  • Hazards and specific PPE requirements