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pig

(pig),
A container, usually made of lead, used for shielding vials or syringes containing radioactive materials.
[jargon]
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pig

(pĭg)
n.
a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
b. A domesticated hog, especially when weighing less than 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
c. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
intr.v. pigged, pigging, pigs
To give birth to pigs; farrow.
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Psychology Pigs may be kept as pets, the chief advantage of which is that their skin is similar to that of humans and thus they don’t evoke fur allergies as do cats and dogs
Radiation safety A whiskey shot glass-sized lead-shielded receptacle used to transport and store radioactive material in clinical or research labs, which reduces the radioisotope’s gamma radiation
Vox populi A food animal—Haematopinus suis—and occasional vector for human pathogens
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pig

Vox populi A food animal and occasional vector for human pathogens: Bacteria Bacillus anthracis–anthrax, Brucella suis, Clostridium botulinum–botulism, C perfringens–pigbel, Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria, Leptospirosis, Pasteurella aerogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerae-suis–salmonellosis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L), Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus suis type 2 (group R), Yersinia enterocolitica, Y pseudotuberculosis Parasites Ascaris suum, cryptosporidiosis, Entamoeba polecki, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Fasciolopsis buski, sarcocystosis, scabies, Taenia solium, Trichinella spiralis Viruses Influenza, rabies, swine influenzae, swine vesicular disease. Cf Guinea pig.
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Pigging cleans by propelling pigs through sections of pipe.
For utility pigging, Cubage says "poly pigs" constructed of open cell polyurethane foam with several types of external wrappings are used.
Determining the cost savings based on flow efficiency can be performed in several different manners as a result of pigging:
With this scenario, the fluid density, elevation profile, decrease in pressure drop due to pigging, flow velocity and power consumption must be considered to determine the reduction in operating costs.
Traditional manual pigging systems are time- and labor-intensive.
Shale play operators have confirmed the need for pigging systems that make it possible to use automated sphere launchers to routinely pig their pipelines.
Based on conventional pigging on a daily basis there would be a requirement for 365 site visits to reload pigs.
An example: Consider a 24-inch pipeline with a six-pig AMPL system running at 1,000 psi, and a requirement for daily pigging. For conventional pig launching the total annual volume released to the atmosphere is in the order of 320,000 cubic feet.
Pig traps and pigging systems should be designed according to the same design codes as the pipeline to which they are connected.
A launcher may need to be changed from a manually operated pigging system to an automated pigging system.
* Water accumulation--in addition to wax removal, pigging removes water.
Inline is widely known for its approach to solving pipeline pigging problems from commissioning to routine maintenance operations with "built for purpose" equipment.