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Ice Pigging is applied in manufacturing processes where the cleanliness of transfer pipes can be critical to production, improving product yield and reducing cost.
Ice Pigging is a highly effective line cleaning technique in which an ice slurry is pushed through production pipelines to clean and clear away any remaining product or unwanted material left in the pipe.
Ice Pigging can be used as an integrated operation in production to maximise efficiency, by significantly reducing the time and water used in pipework system flushing.
It can be applied to a wide range of products in diverse industrial applications and can be adapted to give maximum cleaning benefits by the ice slurry generating sheer wall forces on the pipe system.
The AQL500 is a patented factory ready machine that acts as a fast and effective method of achieving the desired clean.
The Ice Pigging process is highly flexible, making it suited to a diverse range of products in a number of industries:
In many cases, the Ice Pigging process can be very short and can achieve excellent cleaning results compared to conventional water flushing.
Additional benefits include:
How does it work?
The ice slurry is composed of fine ice crystals and a freezing point depressant (FPD) that works to control the structure of the slurry.
Due to its unique composition, it is able to navigate complex geometries, diameter changes, sensors, valves, and pumps.