Smart Bi-Directional Pigs
Pigs, as mechanical tools, have revolutionized the pre-commissioning, commissioning, change of service, decontamination or decommissioning of pipelines. They are propelled from one point to another using air, nitrogen, fresh water, seawater, gas, oil, and other substances, fortified with chemicals to ensure pipeline integrity.
In the last few decades, these mechanical devices have undergone tremendous advancements, evolving into smarter tools that have transformed the conventional pigging operations into highly sophisticated procedures.
One such innovation is the Bi-Directional Pigs, also known as "bidi pigs." These highly efficient pigs are specifically designed for hydrostatic testing, displacement of water or air, debris removal, liquid evacuation, and/or product separation. They are incredibly versatile and can be employed in a wide range of pipeline operations, making them an indispensable tool in the oil and gas industry.