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A five-day training course covering the
practical aspects of pipeline pigging.

Practical Pigging Operations Training Course

This training course provides a wide-ranging overview of all aspects of pigging operations.


The course takes place at Greene's Energy Group's water-driven pipeline test loop facility in Houston on November 9-13, 2015. During the five days, the participants typically participate in up to nine different runs of various tools. Click here for some details of the GEG test loop facilities.


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The syllabus includes both hands-on exercises using the test loop(s), as well as classroom instruction, and full documentation. The content of the course has been developed jointly by Penspen, Clarion, and Tiratsoo Technical, A Division of Great Southern Press.  GEG as well as Mears Inline Services have agreed to provide cleaning, geometry, and intelligent tools for use during the course, along with its expert technicians. Among subjects that the syllabus will cover are:

  • Pig trap doors: design, operation
  • Types of utility tool
  • Types of intelligent tool
  • Launch/receive trap design
  • Launching and receiving utility and intelligent tools
  • How to assess a tool’s performance
  • Signaling and pig location
  • Locating and reporting sample defects
  • Site safety: procedures and performance

Who should attend:

Engineers and technical personnel involved in field pigging operations.

Course Notes

The classroom portions of the course will be fully documented with all slides and related documents printed in a durable 3-ring binder for reference during and after the course.

Continuing Education

On completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 2.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).