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BKW Inc.- Pig Switches, 18" ANSI 300BKW Pig Switches
Shipped Overseas

BKW recently shipped five 18-inch ANSI 300 Pig Switches overseas. Three different style switches were fabricated to fit the client’s piping configuration. The BKW ‘Y’ and switch design configuration is flexible and can be adapted to meet any piping situation.

BKW Pig Trap Trays Shipped Overseas

Four pig trap trays were recently shipped overseas for a 12-inch pipeline. Requirements for trays include a winch for removing the pigs from a receiver and moving the tray to a launcher on rails and inserting the pig into the launcher using a ram. This method of using one tray for both receiving and launching reduces the need for a second tray and pig handling equipment such as a jib crane.


BKW Pig Trap Trays shipped overseas-12 inch pipeline BKW Pig  Trap Tray shipped for 12 inch pipeline

Innovative Cleaning Lance Designed and Fabricated by BKW for North Slope of Alaska Project

A project on the North Slope of Alaska required removing pipe and cleaning the pipe to a squeaky clean condition prior to shipping from the North Slope. BKW designed and fabricated a cleaning lance with a trolley, track, hydraulic pumps, valves and fittings. In addition, several related items were included such as spray shields and a pig puller for scrapping crude oil out of the pipe prior to cleaning. This equipment worked so well, BKW received two "atta boys", 2 hats, a jacket and a shirt.


BKW designed innovative cleaning lance for pipeline BKW designed innovative cleaning lance for pipeline
BKW designed innovative cleaning lance for pipeline BKW designed innovative cleaning lance for pipeline

Roof Raised 20 feet in Minneapolis

A 4,800 square foot roof raising project in Minneapolis consisting of an area 160’ x 30’ which was raised 20 feet to accommodate a tall production machine. A total of 10 jacks were required to make the lift. Total time required to raise the roof and secure the jacks was 13 hours. This included installing four exhaust fans and four louvers. Enclosing with wall sheets and making the penthouse weather-tight required an additional 24 hours. BKW received many "atta boys".

Roof Raising in Minneapolis by BKW, Inc. Minneapolis Building Roof raised 20 to accommodate equipment.
160 foot by 30 foot roof area raised for large equipment

Soil Survey Conducted for Pipeline Auger Anchors

A soil survey was performed in Alabama to determine the number and type of auger anchors required for pipeline hold down. Survey was conducted using a Cat 330 Backhoe and the BKW patented anchor installation tool. The installation tool has a built-in load cell for measuring auger anchor holding capacity.

Soil Sample taken in Alabama for auger anchor installation

Ball Release Pins for Sphere Launchers Shipped to Colorado

BKW shipped 12 ball release pins for sphere launchers in the Colorado area. Pins were designed for 3 different sizes of pipe. The BKW design requires only a flange on the launcher for connection. The design is simple and the pin can be removed and serviced without factory assistance.

Auger Anchors Supplied for 36-inch Pipeline

BKW is currently furnishing auger anchors on a 36-inch pipeline located in East Texas. The anchors are installed using the BKW patented anchor installation tool that measures the pull capacity of each anchor following installation. This information is recorded by the inspector and becomes a permanent record for the pipeline operating company. The anchors are installed using a Cat 330 backhoe. Technical assistance is provided by BKW.

BKW Anchor Installation Tool used on 36 in Auger Anchors BKW Anchor Installation Tool used on 36 in Auger Anchors
BKW Anchor Installation Tool used on 36 in Auger Anchors

 



BKW, Inc.
P.O. Box 581611   Tulsa, OK 74158

Phone: 918.836.6767   Fax: 918.836.0141


e-mail: bkwinc@aol.com


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