OG 02a Pig Tracking
OG 02b Subsea NORM Detection

Pig Tracking

WHAT IS PIG PATROL?
An evolutionary shift in pipeline pig location and transit verification. Pig Patrol location method utilises a small sealed radioactive source that is designed specifically for each programme. It is contained and attached to each pig.

Question: When a pigging programme is planned what degree of certainty do you need when tracking the location and transit of every pig?

Answer: Whether to safeguard assets or to optimise efficiency, to meet regulatory compliance or for safety and environmental considerations pigging is crucial; knowing their location is an absolute.

ELIMINATE THE RISK OF LOST PIGS
Pig Patrol informs asset owners about their pipelines performance and condition to promote optimisation and availability. Delays and related costs incurred locating lost or stuck pigs can be onerous, these can also be reduced significant with the consistent and low risk reliability of Pig Patrol. An industry-accepted technology with in-built versatility to adapt to surface, offshore and subsea pipelines providing performance and confidence for asset owners.

EVOLUTION IN DATA AND COMPLIANCE
Expertise in multi-disciplinary instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis in harsh and demanding environments has informed R & D to deliver this next generation in gamma technology. The added in-field experience with global operators and world-class assets has ensured an informed performance and outcomes meeting everyone’s expectations.

SMART TECHNOLOGY
Utilising smart algorithms reduced gamma-sources and increased instrumentation sensitivity Pig Patrol will improve regulatory compliance, HSE and operational performance metrics whilst getting the job done.

HOW IS PIG PATROL EVOLVED IMPROVEMENT?
Compliance The sealed source utilised by pig patrol require reduced activity by a factor of more than 3. The ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) when deploying or exposing personal to radioactive materials is a considerable aspect to this evolution in pig tracking. Effectiveness With smart algorithms Pig Patrol has built-in intelligence to capture data that differentiates between Isotope activity and backgrounds NORM’s (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials) as well as self-regulating resetting to

Pig Patrol TM – Developed by Petritek. Deployed under licence by Radiation Professionals