Montauk Services, Inc. offers pigging services and systems for pressure pipeline cleaning for pipe diameters from 2" through 144". In addition to pigging, we perform hydrostatic testing services to 10,000 psi and the drying of lines to minus 80 dew points.
The needs of every customer are different. As one of North America's oldest and most experienced pigging and testing companies, Montauk Services is able to meet those special requirements with state of the art equipment, OSHA trained and DOT Operator Qualified technicians, and the "know how" rarely found in the industry.
Montauk is committed to quality workmanship and a safe working environment. Montauk technicians perform all service operations on pipeline facilities according to exact quality and safety standards. Montauk has maintained a rigorous Technician Certification Program for over twenty years. Technicians are certified, 40 hour HAZWOPER and Confined Space trained. Safety procedures and policies are reviewed internally on a routine basis as well as on a project basis prior to commencement of our services.
Montauk Services, Inc. is in compliance with the federally-mandated drug and alcohol testing regulations as set forth in 49 CFR Parts 199 and 40 by the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation as a member in good standing of the Pipeline Testing Consortium, Inc.
Montauk Services, Inc. technicians are "Operator Qualified" as per the Department of Transportation requirements 195 of CFR 49, Tasks 29.1, 29.2 (pig launching and pig receiving) and Abnormal Operating Conditions as defined in '192.803 and '195.503. Montauk Services, Inc. is listed in good standing with ISNetworld.
"We found the people at Montauk to be knowledgeable, professional, courteous and well prepared, and we would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone contemplating a pigging project of any size." J. Winterstein, Water/Sewer Superintendent, Town of Dickinson
"Due to a lower flow than expected from the raw water pumps, we planned to clean (pig) the raw water line going from the pumps at the river to the settling pond. Previously we had divers in to clean off the pump suction screens and also had upgraded the pump from 675 gpm to 800 gpm models. We were operating with a pump discharge pressure of 240 psi and pulling ~120 amps. In the summer we would operate the pumps 24 hours a day in order to keep level in the settling pond. We arranged to pig the lines from the river pumps to the pond reservoir. We had contracted Montauk Services. After about 10 minutes we started getting "heavy" solids (all fine particles) and shortly thereafter the pig came through. We let the pumps run for a couple more minutes to flush the lines and shut the pump down. The indicated flow increased to over 800 gpm and filled the weir quicker than expected. We then pumped down the weir and had 2-3ft. of sediment in the bottom (about 4 tons). The vac truck sucked it out and we started back up and sent another pig through. After the last pig we pumped down and completely cleaned out the weir. We started the pump back and ran to check system out. The water cleared up quickly and we were getting well over 800 gpm flow, meter indicating 950 gpm. The pump discharge pressure dropped from 240 psi to 180 psi. The pump amperage increased from 120 amps to 150 amps." Doug Wetzel, Supervisor, Piney Creek L.P.