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pig

1. n. someone who eats too much; a glutton. I try to cut down on calories, but whenever I see red meat I make a pig of myself.
2. n. an ugly and fat woman or man. Clare is a pig. Why doesn’t she lose a ton or two?
3. n. a dirty or slovenly person. Jimmy, change your clothes. Look at that mud, you little pig!
4. n. an officer; a police officer or a military officer. (Used mostly for a police officer. Widely known since the 1960s.) The pigs who aren’t in pig heaven are driving around in pigmobiles busting innocent people like me.
5. n. a Caucasian. (Black.) Why do those pigs think they can walk in here like that?
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Pigging cleans by propelling pigs through sections of pipe.
For utility pigging, Cubage says "poly pigs" constructed of open cell polyurethane foam with several types of external wrappings are used.
Says Cubage: "In raw water transmission mains, the primary reason for pigging is to increase flow rates and lower pump pressures.
Traditional manual pigging systems are time- and labor-intensive.
Shale play operators have confirmed the need for pigging systems that make it possible to use automated sphere launchers to routinely pig their pipelines.
Williamson (TDW) developed an automated pigging system that combines all three pigging functions: pigging, cleaning and inspection.
Based on conventional pigging on a daily basis there would be a requirement for 365 site visits to reload pigs.
An example: Consider a 24-inch pipeline with a six-pig AMPL system running at 1,000 psi, and a requirement for daily pigging.
Pig traps and pigging systems should be designed according to the same design codes as the pipeline to which they are connected.
A launcher may need to be changed from a manually operated pigging system to an automated pigging system.
As a general practice, check valves are not ideally suited where pigging occurs.
Based on a presentation at the Clarion Pipeline Pigging Technology Conference 2006 in Houston.
Inline is widely known for its approach to solving pipeline pigging problems from commissioning to routine maintenance operations with "built for purpose" equipment.
Being in a specialist market sector allows us to lend our experience to design and configure equipment to meet individual pipeline requirements, and with our innovative approach we have the capability to solve most pipeline pigging problems using specially designed and custom made pigs.
Pigtek is often involved in supervising on-line pigging operations and can provide experience for pig tracking, location of stuck or lost pigs and advanced pipeline cleaning services.