For companies in the oil and gas industry, pig launchers and receivers have become a very important component to support compliance with the Gas Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) since it went into effect in 2010. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) mandates DIMP to educate buyers on the level of quality and the features they need to look for in pipeline components. Engineers use pipeline inspection gauges, or “pigs,” to perform functions like cleaning and inspecting pipelines and separating different types of fluid within them. As the entry and exit points of the pigs into and out of the pipeline during pigging operations, the launchers and receivers act as safety gates to prevent leaks and explosions.
Understanding the importance of these pipeline components, Lyall’s engineers and technicians fabricate the company’s pig launchers and receivers, which are used primarily for gas gathering, transmission pipelines, and distribution mains, based on extreme quality control guidelines.