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Columbia PIG Trap Winch

Columbia PIG Trap Winch

Application: Opening and closing a PIG trap door
Customer: Colonial Pipeline Company
Location: Collins, MS
Hoist Model: Columbia WN15000-4A17-L-01 AC Electric Winch
Performance based on 460 VAC / 3 Phase / 60Hz:
Line Pull: 15,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 20.8 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity: 108 feet x 9/16″ diameter stainless steel wire rope with latching hook
Special Features: Class I Div 1 Group D rated 0 HP brakemotor, Class I Div 1 Group D rated control enclosure with current sensing relay

Why APPI: Inspecting over 5,500 miles of pipeline that delivers more than 100 million gallons of gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel, and other refined petroleum products daily is a task that Colonial Pipeline accomplishes with the use of a pipeline inspection gauge (PIG).

When Rhyan Sparkman, field project manager for Colonial, began working on building a new PIG trap, he immediately contacted APPI to design a winch that was rated to perform in this hazardous location.  In operation, moving the trap door requires 12,000 pounds of force and needs to be moved 30 feet.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular PIG trap winch or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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