Pig Traps - Pig Launchers and Receivers


The purpose of a pig launcher or receiver is to insert or retrieve pigs, spheres or inspection tools from a pipeline. Launchers and receivers are designed to meet the specific requirements of a pipeline. To compliment our range of launchers and receivers we have a dedicated in-house team of designers and technicians for all manufacturing and testing of pig trap production to meet specific customer needs. This includes standard launchers and receivers right the way through to skid mounted pig trap units, including valves of assorted pipework.


Glapwell manufacture a full range of custom built pig, sphere and scraper launching and receiving traps for onshore, offshore and subsea applications, all specific to clients project specification and International design codes and suitable for Non Sour and Sour Service which require NACE and HIC / SSCC materials.


Our range is 6" NB to 54" NB and from class 150# to 2500# & API 10000.



In addition to the supply of pig / sphere / scraper traps we also supply, design and manufacture associated equipment and in a range of materials.


All work is carried out in strict accordance with all International Quality Standards as well as adhering to International Health and Safety Standards. Our high regard for optimum quality has resulted in the following certification being awarded:


  • BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Authorised ASME VIII Div. 1 (U) Code stamp holders
  • PED (Pressure Equipment Directive)



Discover why we are the International partner of choice
Call us now to discuss your project, Alternatively email us admin@glapwell.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1246 454444
Manufactured to Client Specification
  • Horizontal Pig Launchers & Receivers
  • Inclined & Declined Pig Launchers
  • Vertical Pig Traps
  • Skid Mounted Pig Traps
  • Multi-Launchers
  • Handling Facility
  • Jib Cranes
  • Split Tees, Barred Tees
  • Pupped Bends
  • Pig Signallers
  • Interlock Control
  • Sphere Pins (Mechanical & Actuated)
  • Intrusive & Non-Intrusive Pig Signallers
  • Pig Trap Extensions
  • Bespoke Fabricated & Welded Pipeline Products
  • Refurbishment & Modification of Existing Pig Traps

Material Ranges
  • Carbon Manganese Steel, tested to suit different environments
  • Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Chrome Moly Steels
  • Duplex Stainless
  • HIC Tested Materials including SSC & SOHIC if required
  • Weld overlayed
  • Nickel Alloy