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  StarTrak Pipeline Technologies, Inc       
    27233 West Highway Blvd
    Katy, Texas. 77494
    Phone (281) 391-6311

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Magnetic Pigging System

The "Pathfinder" Magnetic Pigging System, developed in the early 70s. in order to monitor pipeline pigs and accurately locate them in the event that they become obstructed.

Please note that all the products listed below can be customized to your application.

The system in its basic form consists of three elements: 

Pipeline Magnetic Pig:

StarTrak Magnetic pigs are designed as a magnetic circuit with sufficient field strength in order to saturate the wall of the pipeline through which it is traveling. 

The Magnetic Pig is normally comprised of a steel body to which is attached a magnetic section, four urethane cups or discs, urethane spacers, a nose plate designed to take shock, and a rear locking plate. 

The Magnetic section may take the form of the entire pig body for smaller sized pigs (under 8" diameter), or a collar (cup spacer) on larger diameter pigs. 

The magnetic circuit is designed as two (2) mild steel plates with independent magnetic, Neodymium Iron Boron with an energy factor of 45M G/Oe, modules around the centerline of the pig, designed to guide the magnetic flux through the pipe wall. 

We also design magnetic circuits for most other pipeline pigs.

The magnetic circuit may also be used in cast urethane pigs, polly pigs or spherical pigs. 

Pig passage indicators

The station magnetometers, or statics, are remote field passage indicators which allow the operators to monitor  "Pathfinder" pigs through sections of line.  Now available with Orbcomm Satellite Monitoring, PC desktop / mobile monitoring system.

See Watchdog System

The Port-A-Sig a specially designed station magnetometer used to monitor magnetic pigs in above ground sections, and during launch and receive. 

More on Port-A-Sig
 

Flux-gate Gradiometer - search instrument

This instrument provides a very essential part of the total system, it is used to locate the position of the pig should it become obstructed during operations.

The Gradiometer may take the form of either a hand held device, or a "fish" for offshore locations. 

These units can also be used in conjunction with an R.O.V. or an air bourne vehicle.



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StarTrak Pigging Technologies
27233 West Highway Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494
Ph. 281-391-6311
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