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Ice Pigging is an innovative pipeline cleaning solution that uses a thick ice slurry. Offered as an alternative to conventional pipeline-pigging and other pipeline cleaning techniques, Ice Pigging is highly effective and low risk.

The solution is based on harnessing the complex properties and unparalleled benefits of thick ice. Semi-solid ice can be applied uniquely because it is both pumpable like a liquid, but also takes on properties of a solid when a ‘pig’ of ice is formed within a pipe. The ice is pumped into the pipe and forced by pressure to remove sediment and built-up deposits to leave the pipe clear and obstruction free. As a relatively quick process, it leaves pipe walls undamaged.

Now widely adopted as the most cost effective method of pipe cleaning in many countries around the world, Aqualogy provide this specialist pipeline cleaning service to a wide range of industries.

 

 

 

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• Is up to 1000 times more effective than water flushing
• Flows through all diameters, fittings and bends of pipes
• Exceptionally low risk – if ice were ever to get stuck it will simply melt
• Ice is harmless to public health
• Highly flexible solution adapted to multiple industries

 

 

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YEO VALLEY, UK

Ice Pigging was used to successfully remove a custard like product from dairy production lines providing a range of benefits when compared to flushing.

SEVERN TRENT WATER, UK

Aqualogy delivered an Ice Pigging trial on a stretch of sewerage pipe network providing the ideal solution to an expensive and inconvenient problem which may have otherwise led to pipe replacement.

ZEON CHEMICALS, WALES

An issue with a waste pipe on site resulted in reduced flow rates. Other cleaning methods would have resulted in high costs and enabling works, which were avoided using the Ice Pigging process.

WESSEX WATER, UK

Ice Pigging was used to clean a section of dairy rising main due to material build up on the pipe wall and the effects of this to the performance of the main.

OASEN DRINKWATER, HOLLAND

After several pilot Ice Pigging trials in 2010, Oasen decided to use Ice Pigging to clean the water mains network in Zwijndrecht over a 3 month project.

YARRA VALLEY WATER, AUSTRALIA

Ice Pigging trials were undertaken by Yarra Valley Water (YVW), to clean more than 5,000 metres of pipes over a 5 year contract.

GOSFORD CITY COUNCIL, AUSTRALIA

Ice Pigging was identified as the optimum method to remove sediments and other particles from drinking water pipes over a 3 year contract.

NORTHUMBRIAN WATER, UK

Northumbrian Water are carrying out a major programme of work to clean and upgrade their trunk water mains to reduce the likelihood of discoloured water. Aqualogy have been awarded the 2 year contract to deliver this project.

UNITED UTILITIES, UK

Ice Pigging was used as solution to a build-up of manganese and iron in four lengths of water main. The technology was identified as the ideal solution due to its ability to adapt to changing pipe diameters, bends and fittings.

DWR CYMRU WELSH WATER, WALES

Ice Pigging was chosen as a low risk pipe cleaning solution to remove sediment in parts of the water network as part of their water framework.