The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded, offered by EMT, is a vital instrument in the oil and gas industry that plays a crucial role in detecting the passage of cleaning pigs within pipelines. These pig signalers provide valuable information to operators, enabling them to monitor pipeline conditions and ensure the safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas.
Functions and Use Effects
The primary function of the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is to detect the passage of cleaning pigs within pipelines. It is strategically installed at critical points, such as pig launching and pig receiving locations, as well as other crucial points along the pipeline. When a pig passes through the pig signaler’s location, it triggers a response that is transmitted to the control room, indicating the pig’s passage. This real-time information is vital for pipeline operators to monitor the condition of the pipeline and identify any potential issues or maintenance requirements promptly.
With the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded, operators can accurately track the location of the cleaning pig within the pipeline. By monitoring the pig’s progress, operators can identify and address problems such as corrosion, cracking, or other damage that may require maintenance or repair. This proactive approach ensures the safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas while minimizing downtime and operational disruptions.
Features and Advantages
- Versatility: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is compatible with various types of pigs, including foam pigs, metal-bodied pigs, polyurethane pigs, spheres, and mandrel pigs. This versatility allows operators to use the pig indicator with different pigging configurations, enhancing flexibility and efficiency.
- Indicator Options: EMT provides multiple indicator features, including manual reset pop-up, manual reset flag, manual reset flag combined with electrical signals, and date and time display combined with electrical signs. This customization option ensures operators have the appropriate indicator feature that suits their specific requirements.
- Robust Construction: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is built to withstand harsh operating conditions. With a welded connection type and a base made of durable materials, it offers excellent resistance to environmental factors, ensuring long-lasting performance.
- Easy Maintenance: This pig indicator does not use dynamic seals, which translates to lower maintenance costs and simplified emission controls. Additionally, the design facilitates easy installation, operation, and maintenance, saving valuable time and resources for operators.
- Enhanced Safety: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded complies with NACE MR 0175 standards, ensuring its suitability for pipeline applications where corrosive elements are present. It also possesses explosion-proof properties (Exd II BT4), providing an added layer of safety during operation.
Operation Cautions and Working Principle
To ensure accurate and reliable operation of the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded, operators must follow essential cautions. Firstly, the flag should be manually reset to the non-triggered state by pressing it down, ensuring it is in a horizontal position, before using the pig signaler. When the trigger is pushed by the passing pig, the flag swings more than 45 degrees, indicating the pig’s passage through the pipeline at that specific location.
The working principle of the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is based on a simple yet effective mechanism. Installed inside the pipeline, it physically interacts with the passing pig. When the pig makes contact with the pig signaler, the trigger mechanism is activated, causing the flag shaft to rotate 90° from a horizontal state to an upright position. Operators can determine the pig’s location within the pipeline by observing the flag’s position. This rotation is facilitated by a torsion spring, ensuring a swift and accurate response to pig passage.
The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded from EMT comes with a range of parameters designed to meet the diverse needs of the oil and gas industry. Here are the key parameters of this reliable instrument:
- Type: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is an intrusive type pig signaler, ensuring accurate detection of pig passage within pipelines.
- Connection Type: It features a sturdy welded connection, providing a secure and reliable attachment to the pipeline.
- Indicator Feature: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded offers various indicator options for maximum flexibility. It includes a manual reset pop-up, manual reset flag, manual reset flag combined with electrical signals, and even a date and time display combined with electrical signs, allowing customization based on specific requirements.
- Installing Type: This pig indicator is equipped with a 2-inch welded base, ensuring a stable installation at critical points along the pipeline.
- Insert Depth Adjustment: It offers a 10mm insert depth adjustment, allowing operators to fine-tune the positioning within the pipeline.
- Operating Temperature: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded has a customizable operating temperature range of -20 to 120°C, ensuring optimal performance in various environmental conditions.
- NACE MR 0175 Compliance: It is compliant with NACE MR 0175 standards, which guarantees its compatibility with corrosive environments, ensuring long-term durability.
- Ingress Protection: With an IP66 ingress protection rating, this pig indicator is highly resistant to dust and water ingress, further enhancing its reliability and longevity.
- Explosion-proof Class: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded is classified as Exd II BT4, providing enhanced safety and explosion-proof capabilities in potentially hazardous environments.
- Remove Under Pressure: This pig indicator is designed to operate without the need for removal under pressure, saving time and ensuring uninterrupted pipeline operations.
- Switch Type and Rating: It is equipped with a DPDT/2*SPDT switch type, offering versatility in signal transmission. The switch has a rating of DC24V 3A/DC24V 5A, ensuring efficient and reliable electrical connectivity.
The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded encompasses these parameters to deliver exceptional performance, durability, and functionality in monitoring pig passage within pipelines. Its robust design and customizable features make it a valuable asset for pipeline operators seeking reliable and efficient pig detection solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Where is the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded located?
A1: The Pig Indicators are strategically located at pig launching, pig receiving, and other critical points along the pipeline to detect the passage of pigs.
Q2: How does a pig detector work?
A2: The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded operates based on passive acoustics, using ultrasound technology to listen to the noise generated by the passing pig. It can detect various types of pigs, including scrapers and spheres, without requiring magnet inserts in the pigs.
The Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded from EMT is an essential instrument for effective pipeline monitoring in the oil and gas industry. With its accurate detection of pig passage and real-time information transmission, it enables operators to proactively monitor pipeline conditions, identify potential issues, and ensure safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas.
The versatile features of the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded, along with its robust construction and easy maintenance, make it a reliable choice for pipeline owners. Its compliance with NACE MR 0175 standards and explosion-proof properties ensure operational safety. By leveraging the working principle of physical interaction and trigger mechanism, the pig indicator offers precise location tracking of pigs within the pipeline.
Investing in the Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded from EMT not only enhances pipeline integrity but also improves operational efficiency. Stay ahead of potential problems, streamline maintenance efforts, and ensure smooth operations with this advanced pig detection solution. Choose EMT for superior quality, reliable performance, and exceptional customer service. Maximize the safety and productivity of your pipeline operations with our Pig Indicator-2 Inch Base Welded.