Hiltap Fittings Ltd. :: Products - recovery

By: Hiltap  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering, Hydrocarbon Processing, Loading Rail

HILTAP and its strategic partners offer turn-key product recovery systems. Productivity gains can be quickly realized by applying product recovery technologies. Also known in the hydrocarbons industry as pigging, the process involves cleaning a pipeline or separating batches by the use of a polymeric projectile that squeegees your previous batch to the desired location with less flush and energy costs. The immediate benefits of product recovery technologies include less effluent use, increased filling line/filler utilization, faster product turnovers, less raw materials and finished product storage, as well as better quality controls and assurance. HILTAP’s team offers engineering services, equipment design, plant interfacing, equipment supply, and commissioning support. HILTAP’s product recovery systems are in service in the food, paint, resin, ink, lubricant, additive, and chemical industries, to name a few.

Product/Equipment Pig Launcher Receiver (PLR)

  • Available in 1” through 8” pipe schedule sizes and 1” through 4” sanitary tube
  • PIGSTOP™ accidental expulsion safety flap
  • Multi-Flexor hose free manifolds
  • Hose free transfer connect ability; custom built to meet your specific needs.

Loading and off loading rail and truck arms

HILTAP offers a range of flexible ergonomic arms; please contact us to assist you in the design of your logistics transfer equipment.

Mobile Pig Launcher Receiver (M-PLR)

Multi Flexor piggable hoseless Manifold

Today’s highly active catalysts often induce more coking and exothermic events in high pressure and temperature hydrocarbon processing reactors. The sooner a ‘hot spot’ is identified, the more that can be done about it.

The next generation RadialTAP™ connector and integrated thermocouples was specifically developed for non-reinforced sidewall penetrations in heavy wall hydrocarbon processing reactors. The RadialTAP™ assembly consists of a HILTAP light weight RapidLOK™ safety mechanical connector and Gayesco’s FLEX-R™ single or multiple thermocouple bundles. A one piece Incoloy 825 spool with an integrated male RapidLOK™ male fitting is inserted into the side wall penetration and the mechanical boss is seal welded inside the reactor.

At site, the thermocouple bundle assembly mating female RapidLOK™ is inserted into the male fitting/side penetration. The thermocouples are routed and secured as required.

The RapidLOK™ connector is torqued to specification.

The RadialTAP thermometry system is unique, allowing temperature sensing at any & all desired points in the reactor, with enhanced ‘through put’ potential. The flexible multipoint design sensors may be placed throughout the reactor, measuring both center and wall temperatures, with rapid response times, internal process dynamics may be identified and reacted to quickly.

What are the benefits of pigging?

In today's manufacturing environment, raw material costs, manufacturing costs, and waste disposal cost are all steadily rising. In addition, end users are demanding higher and more consistent product quality. All of these factors continually place pressure on your product margin and ability to compete.

Pigging systems recover lost product, eliminate flush waste, minimize the cost of using dedicated piping, and result in consistently higher product quality. Pigging systems help companies be more competitive, reach continuous improvement goals, and be better stewards of the environment.

How does a pigging system work?

A pigging system works by propelling the pig through the pipe with either a gas or liquid. Gas propulsion is normally accomplished by using either compressed air or nitrogen. For liquid propulsion, the pig is normally pushed with either another product or the flush media commonly used by the client.

What are the components of a pigging system?

A pigging system consists of components to launch and receive the pig, route the pig from multiple sources to multiple destinations, and detect the pig location. Pigging systems can either be manual or automated. A unique feature of Product Recovery Pigging (PRP) systems is the ability to later upgrade a low cost manual system to a fully automated stand-alone PLC or plant wide integrated DCS system. PRP pigging systems can be manufactured for either industrial or sanitary applications and for hazardous manufacturing areas as required. Industrial systems are designed to ASME B31.3 guidelines and sanitary system to Sanitary 3A guidelines. All components are precision manufactured in an ISO 9000 certified facility.

Pigging systems from Product Recovery Pigging (PRP) provide rapid paybacks and a remarkable return on investment. PRP has developed pigged transfer solutions for clients in a broad range industries and products. We have pigged products as thin as water and as viscous as resin and paste. We bring our past experience to each new client pigging application and if we find an application we have not seen before, our creative staff of engineers will design a system to meet the application need.

How can I have an operating pigging system in my plant?

We are the only North American full service pigging system provider. PRP will come on site, review client objectives and application needs, engineer an application specific pigged transfer solution, manufacture the components, assist with installation and commissioning, and guarantee system performance.

PRP pigging systems are designed to be Plug-N-Play. Clients are provided with all the required components for the specific pigging system operation and control along with installation, welding, clean-out, and commissioning documentation. With the components and documentation provided, clients can cost effectively install and commission the pigging system using their approved and proven contractors or internal maintenance staff.

We are also available for both off-site and on-site engineering, installation and commissioning services. We can perform process engineering, review piping layouts, train installers, inspect pipe welding and installation, supervise system clean-out, and assist with commissioning and start-up.

What if my company is already working with an engineering firm?

Occasionally, pigging systems are a part of an overall plant upgrade or expansion being designed and project managed by a third-party engineering firm. In these instances, We will work with both the client and the engineering firm to develop an application specific solution. PRP will guarantee performance if we design and specify the pigging system. This process assures the client receives a properly designed and functional system, relieves the third party engineering firm of the responsibility for the pigging system project component, and allows PRP to guarantee the performance of the pigging system specified.

What type of company benefits from pigging?

Product Recovery Pigging (PRP) has pigging systems for both industrial and sanitary applications. Listed below are typical pigging examples.

Keywords: Engineering, Hydrocarbon Processing, Loading Rail, Pipe Schedule Sizes, Sanitary Tube,

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