Roto-Launch's proven Pig Caddy automatic launcher and multi-pig receiver lets you significantly increase productivity and production on your pipelines while substantially decreasing the effort, risk and cost of pigging.

Using the Pig Caddy launcher, your operators can pre-load up to seven pigs and launch them automatically from the comfort of the gas plant. The Pig Caddy receiver safely catches and stores all seven pigs at the downstream end of the pipeline.

This means you are now free to run very aggressive pigging programs, which: mitigate slugging, hydrates and freeze-ups; lower the pressure differential across the pipeline; increase production and overall operating efficiency; reduce downtime and costs; and maintain pipeline integrity. All this means more money in the bank for you.

And because your operators make six fewer trips to the launcher and receiver locations, you enhance safety and save significantly on operator time and costs.

Lower risk

With the Pig Caddy automatic launcher and multi-pig receiver, you reduce the risk of operator accident or injury by 85% because your operators are only required to travel to and from the location once every seven pig runs, compared with a conventional single-pig launcher and receiver that would require seven trips.

In fact, the Pig Caddy reduces risk more than 85% because the launcher and receiver feature the safest and easiest quick opening closure available today. The Pig Caddy launchers and receivers are also self-draining, thus eliminating freezing and other operational risk factors.

Lower cost

Because your operators make six fewer trips to the location, you also lower your pigging costs by 85% – resulting in significant cost savings as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. In some pigging scenarios, your Pig Caddy will pay for itself in just a few months.

Benefits at a glance

  • Greatly improves operator safety
  • Reduces operator involvement
  • Allows for very aggressive pigging programs, which:
    • Mitigates slugging and hydrates
    • Lowers pressure differential across the pipeline
    • Increases production and overall operating efficiency
    • Reduces downtime and costs
    • Helps maintain pipeline integrity
  • Reduces emissions to one-seventh of conventional equipment
  • Helps reduce insurance rates
  • Provides strategic opportunities for wet-gas gathering systems