Tool Tracking

PIG tracking is at our roots. We are experts at it. Our field proven processes allow us to provide instantaneous updates on exactly where the tool is moving, current speed, average speeds, and any unusual information (loud dings, noises, or physical anomalies) that can contribute to pipeline data. Providing clear and accurate tool tracking information is critical for successful ILI coordination.

A number of challenges can arise when a tool is not being tracked properly. It can delay timelines, increase costs and create headaches for everyone involved. In-Line helps you avoid such situations. We have the expertise, the equipment and the crews to successfully perform your inspection run.

Working in a remote area? No problem. In-Line Pigging Solutions will get the tool from launch to receive – even if it means using helicopters, Argos, quads, snowmobiles, or moving by foot.

Why use trackers for your pig run?

Having an active ear on the pipeline by using state-of-the-art equipment to track the tool has a number of benefits

   Provides accurate, real-time knowledge of tool location.

  • Able to provide client with up to date progress and communication when the tool is travelling to important sections of the pipelines such as block valves or stations.
  • Reduces the cost of locating a stuck or lost tool.

   Enables precise monitoring of tool speed.

  • For first run success, it is vital to know the speed of the tool. Over speeds can result in run failure which significantly increase the cost of a job.

   Allows for better planning and coordination.

  • Bangs, thumps, over speeds, and hang-ups provide vital information to the client and the tool vendor. An active ear on the pipeline allows for two-way communication between operators and trackers, and help create a plan to mitigate variables and enhance first run success.
  • Although Surveyors and trackers do cost money, they also save you money. Proper coordination and communication of what is happening in the pipeline mitigates risks such as a lost tool, a stuck tool, or a run failure. All of these potential events can end up costing you far more than you had ever planned to spend.