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Industrial Pigging Technology: Fundamentals, Components, Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-60905-5
352 pages
December 2006
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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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PART I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PIGGING TECHNOLOGY
Introduction in Pigging Technology
Pigging Units and Pigging System
PART II: THE COMPONENTS
Pigs
Valves
Pipework
Additonal Equipment
Propellants
Control System
PART III: APPLICATION OF PIGGING TECHNOLOGY
Decision Criteria for Pigging
Cleaning Degree
Pig Wear
Medium-Specific Characteristics
Checks Before Start-Up
Experiences From Pig Units
Examples for Industrial Pigging Units
Pigging Units for Hygienic Design
Pipeline Pigging
PART IV: LAW AND REGULATION
Legal Requirements
Safety and Accident Prevention
PART V: APPENDICES
Index
Bibliography
Corrosion Resistance of Elastomers
Properties of important Solvents
Buyer's Guide
Address List of Components
Companies Advertising
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"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

"...well conceived, well written, and well produced..." Chemistry World, 1 Feb 2004

"...this book serves a well defined market but is well conceived, well written, and well produced."

Peter Stuart
Chemistry World 2/04
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