Pig traps can be, and frequently are, referred to by different names some of which may be no more than alternatives and some which more accurately describe the trap’s function. Popular alternatives are: Launchers, Receivers, Scraper Traps, Scraper Barrels, Universal Traps, Bi-Directional Traps, Sphere Traps. The name may also describe the orientation of the trap, giving a clue to its intended purpose: Vertical, Horizontal, Inclined, Declined, Temporary. If a pipeline is to be pigged, launching and receiving facilities (pig traps) must be provided. For large diameter pipelines this results in pig traps up to 56” (nominal pipeline diameter) weighing many tonnes and represent a significant capital investment. Any company that manufactures this type of equipment requires the scope and experience to do so and must possess excellent engineering resources, both in its equipment and its staff. Entrusting the design of these systems to non-specialists armed with a few proprietary catalogues is a short-sighted and all too frequent short-lived economy. Our technical engineers have many years of experience in pig trap design and are fully conversant with all the major design codes and make full use of state-of-the-art CAD facilities. All welders are fully qualified to both American and British welding codes while the Inspection and Quality Assurance systems ensure control at every stage of the manufacturing process from order to delivery.