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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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With the emphasis today on trenchless rehabilitation, using pigging in appropriate situations deserves consideration.
Cubage says that pigging is most appropriate for water lines and force sewer mains.
The next PPSA seminar will focus on pipeline pigging and inspection, and is scheduled for February 1998 in Houston.
Flow efficiency has been one of the primary factors motivating the decision for operators to develop economic justification to utilize automated pigging systems.
Many operators are implementing "time-based" pigging programs where increased differential pressures, pipeline hydraulics and flow rates are not taken into consideration when establishing pigging frequencies.
Pigging frequency should be determined based on the specific characteristics of a pipeline system.
Automation of pigging systems offers compelling economic benefits when compared to traditional manual pigging systems.
The "first pig" travels along the pipeline functioning as a standard pigging tool.
The system substantially reduces the costs associated with launching pigs and is particularly beneficial for: 1) standard pipelines that require frequent pigging, 2) remote locations such as desert pigging stations, 3) unmanned platforms that are visited routinely for pigging and maintenance purposes, and 4) subsea launchers/lay down heads requiring ROV intervention between launches.
Another consideration that is important to the safe and efficient operation of a pig trap is how the barrel is oriented at the pigging station.
Pipeline companies that operate large-diameter pipelines should consider the use of material-handling equipment when it comes to conducting pigging operations.
A review of past trap failures indicated that not being able to properly close the closure door after it has been opened played a significant part in pipeline downtime associated with pigging facilities.
Wax accumulation--in regular pigging routines, wax accumulation is controllable.
Newly added to its product line is PCOM's Pipeline Pigging Monitoring System which are non intrusive pig detectors offering passage time and a radio transmitted output signal.
Pigtek was formed in 2000 as an independent specialist pigging company, focusing on supplying pigs and ancillary equipment for these specific applications--no matter how diverse.