Pig Washing Machine

IK design and deliver special tools for handling of pigs operated in pipelines. The tools can be delivered for a large variety of dimensions and classes and for several purposes.

The pig washer is custom made for 28” dual module pigs used in a heavy oil high wax pipeline. Its main function is to clean pigs using hot water (75oC) and pneumatic power, reducing the amount of manual interface. The pig is pulled straight into the washer from the pig trap. Once the initial 10 minute wash cycle is complete upon inspection an additional wash cycle can be used. This reduces the number of manual interfaces in lifting and handling of the pig. Once clean the pig is loaded straight into a basket or purpose built transport container, ready to be sent to refurbishment or for a new pipeline cleaning run.


  • Dimension: 3575mm x 1720mm x 1480mm
  • Tare Mass: 1 300 kg
  • Operation: Pneumatic
  • Maximum working pressure: Pneumatic: 7 bar
  • Hydraulic (water) press: 120 bar
  • Operation: Manual handling, automatic washing program
  • Tubing Material: AISI 316L quality
  • Coating: NORSOK 501, System 6
  • Operational Temperature: -20˚C to 40˚C
  • Application: removing any contaminations on pigs i.e dewaxing

Contact for this product is:

Brian McGillivray: Pigging Products & Services Manager - IK Norway
T: +47 51 44 32 00     eMail: post@ik-worldwide.com