Pipe Cleaning (Ice Pigging)

Introducing an award-winning, new technology for cleaning water mains and lines...

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Sustainable, Simple, Innovative & Effective.

ICE PIGGING combines the operational advantages of flushing with the cleaning impact of soft pigging. The Ice Pig is a semi-solid that is pumped like a liquid and flows through changes in diameter, bends and fittings without blockage. ICE PIGGING has a minimum impact on operations. The ice pig is simply pumped into and recovered from a hydrant at each end of the pipe section without excavation or modification to the hydrant.

ICE PIGGING VALUE

  • Uses a fraction of the water needed for flushing
  • Requires minimal downtime
  • Requires no excavation
  • Injected and recovered through hydrants without modification
  • Effective removal of sediment, debris and bio-film; superior to flushing
  • Reduces disinfectant demand/improves residual
  • NSF Compliant

ICE PIGGING APPLICATIONS
ICE PIGGING effectively removes sediments, biofilms and foreign matter in pipes, which in turn improves water quality.

It is suitable for:

  • All pipe materials
  • Mains up to 16 inches diameter and higher for special projects
  • Raw water
  • Potable water
  • Sewer network - solution under development

ICE PIGGING is an effective, sustainable tool when used alone or as part of a holistic distribution system water quality and asset management strategy.

 

To view some recent footage of ice pigging in action in the Atlanta area, follow this link to the WSB Channel 2 News website for footage of one of Utility Service Group's recent projects: http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/county-uses-ice-pigging-to-clean-up-water-lines/vCbzy9/

 

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ICE PIGGING Brochure (click on brochure to download pdf)
Ice Pigging
ICE PIGGING combines the operational advantages of flushing with the cleaning impact of soft pigging. The Ice Pig is a semisolid that is pumped like a liquid and flows through changes in diameter, bends and fittings without blockage. Ice Pigging has a minimum impact on operations. The ice pig is simply pumped into and recovered from a hydrant at each end of the pipe section without excavation or modification to the hydrant. Download Brochure
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