Pigging Systems


Together with our German Partner “KIESEL”, Wiese Europe can offer you a complete pigging system, going from piggable land and marine loading arms to complete automated production and process pigging systems.


A pig is an elastomeric part that cleans and completely empties pipe systems. It is pressed through the pipe by means of a propelling agent. An optimum cleaning quality can be achieved upon minimal propelling pressure. This process is called ‘pigging’. 


This technique originated in the mineral oil industry. Today it is applied in any industry (also the food/chocolate industry) that processes liquids and products with high viscosity as well as with a high rate of sediment creation. It is furthermore used for hardening and toxic products, pastes and powders and in production processes that have frequent product change in pipes. 


The main application of pigging technology is the cleaning process, as well as the retention of products upon conveying and dosing of material through the pipe system. Conveying with a pig allows you to use only a few pipes for several tanks. It serves cost reduction and allows for better availability of production and filling devices. It also protects the environment and assures quality.


KIESEL pigging technology, a great advantage in piping:

  • Product separation
  • Complete product retention, no mix
  • Transport of small amounts
  • Shortened cleaning times and reduced cleaning costs
  • Quality assurance, reliable cleaning processes
  • Minimal environmental impact by a reduction of water contamination
  • Extended reliability of production facilities
  • Avoidance of foam creation
  • Pipes can be left without any heating
  • Hardening or deposit creation can be avoided
  • Super simple handling form, manual to fully automated facilities


[Brochure for the food industry PDF]                         

[Brochure for the (petro)chemical industry PDF]


For more information we refer to the website of KIESEL.