Application: Explosion-Proof Winch to Position a “Pig” Cart
Customer: Enterprise Crude Pipeline, LLC
Location: Texas City, Texas
Winch Model: Columbia WG5600-4A17-X-02
Line Pull: 5,600 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 8 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: 1.5 HP, Class I Div 1 Group D HAZLOC motor
Why APPI: Over time, the accumulation of sludge on the inside walls of pipes carrying crude oil reduces flow and in severe cases can block the flow. To remove the crud, a “pig,” which is designed to scrape the walls of the pipe, is pulled through it as part of a regular maintenance routine. Then, a cart, which carries the pig, is pulled on a track between entry points and its stowed location by one of our Columbia WG5600 HAZLOC-rated explosion-proof winches.
As this operation is conducted in a potentially explosive atmosphere, the winch was equipped with an explosion-proof motor. To further reduce the chance of sparking, stainless steel wire rope with a stainless steel latching hook is used on the winch. Power for this HAZLOC rated explosion-proof winch was routed through appropriately rated conduit to an explosion proof, foot pedal control.
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Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans, and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.