Foam pigs, molded from open-cell polyurethane foam, come in various configurations with solid polyurethane strips, wire bristles, studs, and other elements permanently bonded to them. Available in sizes ranging from ½” to 72”, these tools are extensively utilized in the pipeline industry, especially for rehabilitation work. The products are particularly useful for developing a pigging program for a pipeline that hasn’t been regularly maintained and may contain unexpected problems. If you have any needs, do not hesitate to contact our EMT team!
Unique Features of Foam Pigs
Their cylindrical shape ensures contact with the wall over their entire length, reducing the unit load. Foam pigs come in various densities, each suitable for different applications.
- Low Density: 25~35 kg/m³
- Middle Density: 90~ 120 kg/m³
- High Density: 120~220 kg/m³
- Ultra-High Density: over 220 kg/m³
Types of Foam Pigs
We offer a diverse range of foam pigs, each tailored to meet specific use cases. If you have any requirements, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are committed to providing you with the best-suited products for your needs.
Bare Foam Pigs: These products, made with low, medium or high density foam, are used for regular wiping and dewatering operations. Bare Foam Pigs are a type of pipeline cleaning tool typically made from medium- or high-density open cell polyurethane foam. Their name originates from their “bare” or uncoated surface, differing from other foam pigs that may have various coatings or attachments. Despite their simplicity, these pigs serve crucial roles in the pipeline industry. They are primarily used for regular wiping and dewatering operations, which involve removing debris, liquids, or gas remnants from the pipeline to ensure its optimal function. The bare foam pig’s simple, uncoated design allows it to conform to pipeline irregularities, making it a versatile tool for a wide range of pipeline diameters and configurations.
Fully Coated Foam Pigs: These medium density foam pigs are fully coated, providing excellent wear resistance. They are suitable for long-distance wiping or dewatering applications. Fully Coated Foam Pigs are specialized pipeline cleaning tools constructed from medium-density open cell polyurethane foam with their entire surface coated, usually with a layer of polyurethane. The full coating enhances the pig’s durability, providing excellent wear resistance and enabling it to withstand the rigors of long-distance pipeline cleaning and dewatering operations. The coating also allows the pig to maintain a solid seal within the pipeline, improving cleaning effectiveness by ensuring a comprehensive sweep of the pipeline’s interior.
Criss Cross Coated Foam Pigs: These pigs have a coating made in a criss-cross pattern and are used for regular cleaning and dewatering applications. The polyurethane elastomer coating ensures enhanced cleaning and dewatering. Silicon Carbide Strip Pasted Foam Pigs are a specialized type of pipeline pigging tool designed for rigorous cleaning tasks. They are constructed from robust open cell polyurethane foam and feature a unique surface design. The surface is coated with polyurethane elastomer, onto which strips of silicon carbide abrasive are pasted, forming a tight bond. Silicon carbide, one of the hardest known materials, provides these pigs with exceptional scraping power. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty cleaning tasks, such as removing hardened scales and other stubborn deposits from the pipeline’s internal diameter. Consequently, Silicon Carbide Strip Pasted Foam Pigs are a powerful solution for maintaining pipeline health and efficiency, especially in challenging or neglected pipelines that require intensive cleaning.
Silicon Carbide Strip Pasted Foam Pigs: These products have a surface coated with polyurethane elastomer, onto which strips of silicon carbide abrasive are pasted for tight bonding. They are used for heavy scraping of scales from the pipeline’s internal diameter. They are primarily cylindrical in shape and made from open cell polyurethane foam, a flexible and durable material. What sets them apart is their robust surface enhancement. They are adorned with strips of silicon carbide, an extremely hard and abrasive material, pasted onto a polyurethane elastomer coating. This configuration allows them to deliver exceptional scraping capabilities, especially for removing hardened deposits or scales from the internal surface of pipelines. The cylindrical design of these pigs, combined with the abrasive strips, ensures comprehensive contact with the pipeline’s interior, making them an effective tool for thorough pipeline cleaning and maintenance.
Ball Foam Pigs: Pipe Cleaning Ball pigs, also known as cleaning balls, are spherical tools designed for pipeline maintenance. Made from durable materials like polyurethane or rubber, these pigs are capable of navigating bends and diameter changes within pipelines. They are driven by the flow of product or a propelling medium, removing debris and liquids from the pipeline. Available in smooth or outfitted configurations for specific tasks, these cleaning balls are an efficient, cost-effective solution for regular cleaning, dewatering, and integrity testing of pipelines, contributing to overall pipeline health and efficiency.
At our company, we specialize in providing a comprehensive range of foam pigs, each designed to meet different pipeline cleaning and maintenance needs. Whether you require bare foam pigs for regular wiping and dewatering or silicon carbide strip-pasted foam pigs for intensive cleaning, we have the right solution for you. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to help you choose the foam pig that best suits your requirements.
To demonstrate the high quality of our products, we offer clients the opportunity to request sample units for evaluation. We pride ourselves on our responsive customer service, with our team always ready to provide immediate feedback and address your inquiries.
We aim to offer the quickest possible delivery times, ensuring that your products reach you in perfect condition when you need them. Our online support operates 24/7, ready to assist you at any time.
Packaging and Delivery
Our products are securely packaged in cases, offering several advantages:
- The cases are lightweight yet robust, featuring clean lines and providing insulation. They maintain their shape and strength without being prone to deformation, ensuring your foam pigs arrive in perfect condition.
- Our packaging eliminates the need for fumigation, streamlining the shipping process and getting your products to you more efficiently.
In essence, our commitment is to provide high-quality foam pigs, prompt customer service, and efficient delivery, all packaged to ensure the secure and timely arrival of your order.