Precise tracking and location
Pipeline pigging programmes help keep production at maximum levels, help prolong asset life, reduce operational risk and decrease operational manpower requirements to keep costs low and performance high.
For all of ITS good work, pigging can still cause problems – generally after the pigs have been launched. Their location is usually unknown until they reach their destination, so if anything goes wrong – such as a pig getting stuck – nobody knows precisely where this has occurred.
With the Acoustek® system, the location of a pig can be identified and tracked as it travels through more than 20km of pipeline. Location accuracy has been demonstrated to be just a few metres over several kilometres, helping operational efficiency significantly and improving flow assurance.