IST Molchtechnik GmbH - Pigging & Blending Technology
I.S.T. is your clear choice for Pipeline Pigging Systems and Technology. The idea of pigging is brilliantly simple and the best ideas are often the most simple. This is just the case with pigging systems, for more than 40 years I.S.T. have expanded the use of pigging into many new branches of industry, and it is based on a process which is, in principle, very simple.
A fit body, in other words a “pig”, is used to push out the contents of a pipe. What makes this principle so attractive is that it is suitable for use in various fields: I.S.T. pigging systems can be used to pump, fill, mix and separate most products as well as ensure the pipe is cleaned to give full product recovery and also enable many different products to be transferred down the same non dedicated pipework line.
I.S.T. has taken a brilliantly simple idea and developed it into perfect system solutions for all problematic tasks associated with pumping and filling systems.
I.S.T. pigging systems helps you save money and the benefits of pigging are that it is cost effective and environmentally friendly method of simultaneous product handling and pipework cleaning. Other benefits of pigging are:
- Zero Product Wastage
- Faster Changeovers
- Reduce Effluent
- Fewer Pipelines
- Save Money
- Environmentally Friendly
Our Duo pig is a pig like no other and nearly all filling and pumping systems can be optimised with our pigs. I.S.T. pigs are manufactured in a variety of designs and materials to suit individual customer requirements.
In principle, if a product can be pumped then it can also be pigged. The special feature about a Duo pig is its shape:
- Its narrow waist means it can negotiate pipe bends with a minimal loss of friction
- Its two hardwearing sealing lips are excellent for cleaning residue from the pipe sides and it can move past openings in pipes
- The pig’s flexible front surface protects pipe bends from damage and wear and acts as a shock absorber
- And the pig holds its position – none of that tumbling through the pipe as cleaning balls do
Our piggable valves as pig launching and receiving station includes the T-Port Valve T 40.29 as pig launching and receiving station for optimum operation of 1 pig system.