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A five-day training course covering the
practical aspects of pigging in subsea pipelines.

Practical Pigging Operations Training Course

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


The site is KTN's water-driven test loop facility in Bergen, Norway 3-7 June, 2013. The test loop is 16-inches diameter, 167m in length. During the five days, the participants typically participate in different runs of various tools.


The syllabus includes both hands-on exercises using the test loop, 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.  KTN, through its Bergen office, has 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 the field of subsea operations.

Course Notes

The classroom portions of the course will be fully documented with all slides and related documents printed and bound as a hard copy for reference during and after the course.