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Industrial Pigging Technology: Fundamentals, Components, Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-60905-5
352 pages
December 2006
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Description

Pigs are snug-fitting plugs which are able to perform various maintenance tasks such as cleaning or removing deposits or blockages in pipe and pipeline systems from the inside. A gaseous or liquid propellant is used to push the pig through the system. This strategy avoids rinsing loss of valuable product, provides reduction of adverse environmental impacts, and gains high efficiency for less investment.

The book describes clearly and methodically the important basic equipment required for the planning and design of pigging units. Many practical examples are shown for the operation of industrial pigging units, drawn from the authors' longtime experience in this technology. In this form and scope the book is an unrivaled presentation of this technology.

Engineers and chemists who plan, construct, operate and maintain production plants in the chemical, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry will find an invaluable source of advice and reference for pigging units.
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Table of Contents

I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PIGGING TECHNOLOGY.

1. Introduction in Pigging Technology.

2. Pigging Units and Pigging Systems.

II: COMPONENTS.

3. Pigs.

4. Valves.

5. Pipework.

6. Additonal Equipment.

7. Propellants.

8. Control System.

III: APPLICATIONS.

9. Decision Criteria for Pigging.

10. Cleaning Degree after Pigging.

11. Pig Wear.

12. Medium-Specific Characteristics.

13. Checks Before Start-Up.

14. Experiences with Pigging Units.

15. Applications in the Chemical Industry.

16. Pigging Units for Sterile Technology.

17. Pipeline Pigging.

18. Pigging of Pneumatic Conveying Lines for Bulk Materials.

IV: LAW AND REGULATION.

19. Legal Requirements.

20. Safety and Occupational Health.

V. APPENDIX.

References.

List of Chemical Resistances.

Description of Material Codes.

Properties of Solvents.

Buyer's Guide.

Suppliers Names and Addresses.

Index.

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Reviews

"If I had had this book about the complex subject of pigging technology at an earlier date, I could have saved myself much work." (Chemical Engineering Technology)

"As a summary I conclude that this book is recommendable for anyone searching for a detailed introduction to this technology. Furthermore, it is a valuable guide for all engineers dealing with the planning of industrial chemical plants." (Chemie Technik)

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