Pig Tracking

We are the tool tracking experts, providing both live and remote tracking solutions. Clear and accurate tool tracking is pivotal for the seamless execution of successful pigging operations. Our field-proven processes empower us to deliver real-time updates on the tool's precise location, current speed, average speed, and any unusual information, such as loud dings, noises, or physical anomalies. Our tracking system harnesses intelligent technology, complemented by a dedicated team of experts, to support operators and troubleshoot issues that a singular remote Above Ground Marker (AGM) cannot address. This detailed approach significantly enhances the success of pigging runs and the accuracy of pipeline data.

The Element System pulls all aspects of a pipeline integrity project to a web-based application aimed at seamlessly planning and executing projects. Our innovative technology, combined with unmatched experience is essential to a successful pigging project.

Tracking System

We integrate calculated and engineered solutions to provide real-time data to project stakeholders.

Our innovative technology, combined with unmatched experience, is critical to a successful in-line inspection or pigging project. Our trackers confirm passages through our remote tracking boxes in real-time at AGM locations or remotely. The Element System consolidates and organizes current and historical line information, project plans, line pressures, portable SCADA, elevation graphs, tool location, and speeds into a single, user-friendly web application. This provides project stakeholders, managers, and field-level employees with real-time data, facilitating adaptive problem solving and streamlined project execution. Once the project is complete a detailed run-report is developed from the Element Web App.

Learn about the complete Element System

The Element App receives its information from live trackers reporting passages, remote boxes, and portable pressure transmitters. Our Element Web Tracking App provides a live view of the tool run, making it easy for all project stakeholders to understand tool location, speeds, and important ETA’s in real time.

We have integrated remote tracking boxes to the Element App to have trackers live stream geophone, ELF, and magnetic data from cellular boxes. This capability allows trackers to receive data from locations that they are not physically at, providing enhanced reliability and accuracy on tool runs. This precise detail provides operators with reliable information to make informed decisions during a tool run, leading to greater first run success.

  • All project stakeholders aligned in one platform 

  • One central location supported with single source data 

  • Every passages confirmed ELF and Magnetic record 

  • Proper coordination and communication mitigates errors and risks, in turn saving you money. 

  • Live web map of tool(s) location  

  • Pig run data archived for future use 

  • Cellular / Iridium Satellite Integration with ELEMENT
  • Detects ELF, Magnetic Passage, Acoustic Passage
  • Digital Signal Processing for Decreased False Passage
  • Real Time Streaming via Cell Network of all Sensors
  • Remote Programming –Deep Sleep, Connect on Passage, etc.
  • Offline Passage Detection and Storage
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Modular Design (external power, antenna, network)
  • 200 Hr Battery Life in Continuous Recording /3 month Battery Life in Deep Sleep Mode
  • Detection of Frequency Bands (4 frequency bands)
  • Operating Temperature Range -40 ̊C / +85 ̊C

Offering industry-leading PIG tracking services, technology, and expertise

Our traditional tracking methods are seamlessly integrated into the Element Web Application, ensuring that all project stakeholders receive live and accurate line information. In scenarios where technology may be less reliable, we use a traditional tracking approach to deliver unparalleled service and success. Regardless of the line's length, diameter, or location, you can rely on us to track the tool's precise location. 

PIG tracking is in our roots. Several challenges can arise when a tool is not being tracked properly. It can delay timelines, increase costs and create headaches for all stakeholders. In-Line helps you avoid such situations. We have the expertise, the equipment, and the crews to successfully and cost effectively perform your pipeline pig tracking.

No problem. Our team at In-Line Pigging Solutions are dedicated to getting the tool from launch to receive – even if it means using helicopters, Argos, Sherps, quads, snowmobiles, or walking the line.

Our tracking system reaps the benefits of intelligent technology while still having physical manpower to support operators and troubleshoot issues that a singular remote AGM can’t. We are tool tracking experts. No matter the difficulty of the tool run, our industry-leading remote and live tracking techniques allow us to always monitor the tool’s speed and location.

Industry leading remote tracking boxes providing permanent tracking 24/7 365 days a year.  

We provide permanent remote tracking boxes for lines that do not require the presence of a live tracker. Our permanent tracking service includes the industry's top remote boxes, trackers, and technology. This allows us to execute consistent pig runs, with a cost-efficient approach, that’s both safe and effective.

Provides accurate, real-time knowledge of tool location, progress and results, allowing all shareholders access to critical data.

For first run success, it is vital to know the speed of the tool. Over speeds can result in run failure which significantly increase the cost of a job. This system enables precise monitoring of tool speed.

  • No resources on site saving project costs on vehicles, periderms, and mobilizations 

  • Increased safety by having technicians track the tool remotely.  

  • AGMs are always in the same location creating advantages for analyzing tool runs and data 

  • Every tool is tracked and monitored