Buckeye Partners | Pipeline Awareness

Smart Pigs

Smart Pigs are inspection devices that record information about the internal conditions of a pipeline.

Smart pigs are inserted into the pipeline and are pushed along by the flowing product. They may measure several different things from inside of the pipeline, including restrictions and deformations of the pipe, as well as metal loss.

 

Smart Pig

Readying Pig for Insertion

Here a smart pig is being readied for insertion into the pipeline.

 

Inserting Pig Into Pipeline

Smart pig being inserted into pipeline.

 

Magnetic Sensors

Magnetic sensors are used to examine the
pipeline.

 

Pig Odometer Wheels

Odometer wheels measure exactly where the pig is in the pipeline

 

Removed Smart Pig

A smart pig removed from the pipeline.