OK... not knowing a thing about pipeline pigging, you got my curiosity up. I had to do a quick look-see. (1) Would these folks be able to advise you better....? http://www.piggingassnppsa.com/ (2) Couldn't bad things happen to the integrity of a pipeline whether it was used or not? (3) If you were to NOT pig the line every 5 yrs (and maintain documentation) and something bad happened, what would be the result - monetary, goodwill, future business?) "Adesola, Morenikeji (MAdesola)"
wrote: I am interested in getting advice/suggestions on pipeline pigging requirements. In our Nigeria operation, pipelines equipped with pig traps are required to be pigged at least every 5 years. 1. Is this interval normal? Not too frequent? 2. What of pipelines that were pigged but, for some unplanned reason, were not used for about 1 or 2 years? How do you address the compliance issues of 5-yr pigging? Do you just pig after 5 because the regs say so? Or do you wait until the pipeline has been used for 5 years? Remember - safety statistics are more than mere numbers. These are real people we are talking about. Morenikeji Adekitan Arnold ADESOLA HES Specialist (Regulatory Affairs) Health, Environment and Safety Division e-mail1:MAdesola**At_Symbol_Here**ChevronTexaco.com +234-1-260-0600 ext. 8451 (Office) +234-802-290-3981 (mobile)
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