Lubrication

Lubrication

When pigging a very long pipeline or a pipeline which has scale or corrosion issues that can increase wear on discs there is always an elevated risk that the pig will get stuck in the pipeline due to disc abrasion and loss of differential pressure due to bypass.

SANCCUS SOLUTIONS

SANCCUS have developed a range of water based and glycol based lubricating gels which when used in conjunction with mechanical pigs massively reduce this risk. Being gels they actually offer four benefits in one;

  1. Surface friction on the discs is reduced by at least 100%
  2. Bypass on the pig is reduced improving pigging efficiency
  3. Debris is picked up and safely transported out of the line further reducing disc wear
  4. Thermal insulation to minimise the risk of discs overheating

These same gels have also been effectively deployed for degassing pipelines from vessels via long downlines because the same lubricating effect also results in a three fold reduction in friction pressure through narrow downlines allowing the application of far more viscous gels that previous possible in subsea to topside operations.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Pipelines Range
Pipelines Range

Gel technology is very versatile and can be applied anytime during the lifetime of a field from helping to remove hydrotest fluids when commissioning to the bulk removal of hydrocarbons and solids prior to maintenance or when preparing a pipeline for responsible decommissioning.

Glycolube Gel
Glycolube Gel

Glycolube Gel is a linear gel made from a blend of natural polysaccharides in a Monoethylene Glycol solution with lubricating properties. It will reduce the friction on a mechanical pig by 100% on average.

Aqualube Gel
Aqualube Gel

Aqualube Gel is a blend of natural polysaccharides in aqueous solution with lubricating properties. It will reduce the friction on a mechanical pig by 100% on average.

Pipelines Range
Pipelines Range
Glycolube Gel
Glycolube Gel
Aqualube Gel
Aqualube Gel

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