Intelligent EM Transmitters smart pigs
Pig tracking transmitters with embedded sensor logging and interface to gauge plates

Turbulent Research provides a smart gauging tool for that allow users to quickly identify pipeline defects. Service providers and asset owners can now remove the guess work out of finding pipeline anomalies from gauge tools at no added cost. Users can get location information of gauge plate events within minutes of pig recovery or even in real time using our simple PigView Software suite.

This smart gauge system consists of an Intelligent EM transmitter combined with an instrumented gauge plate.  Our transmitter and gauge plate combination can be custom mounted into most pig designs, but Turbulent Research can supply a fully equipped system installed inside a simple BiDi cleaning pig.

Prior to launch, the system can be setup using a smartphone or tablet by connecting to the intelligent transmitters embedded Bluetooth transceiver. By logging the gauge plate status, users can have a record of the exact moment the gauge plate deflection occurred, and by combining this information with AGM passage times can reduce the time and effort in finding anomalies dramatically. Data can be recovered and viewed within minutes of pig recovery. 

Intelligent EM Transmitters smart pigs

All Intelligent Gauge Plate Transmitters are also capable of logging IMU, pressure and temperature profiles that can be viewed with our free PigView-Analytics software.

Intelligent EM Transmitters smart pigs

Data Sheet

SpecificationsTrident 542-SGTrident 543-SG
Frequency10-40Hz 22Hz standard10-40Hz 22Hz standard
Housing MaterialComposite Tube / SS316 End Caps Titanium - Optional High PressureComposite Tube / SS316 End Caps Titanium - Optional High Pressure
Operating Temperature-20°C to +70°C-20°C to +70°C
Operating Pressure220 Bar Standard 500 Bar Optional220 Bar Standard 500 Bar Optional
Pig Size6" & above18" & above
Transmitter DimensionsØ40mm x 300mm LongØ70mm x 460mm Long
Battery Type3 x Standard Alkaline ‘C’ Cells (Optional Lithium Cells)5 x Standard Alkaline 'D' Cells (Optional Lithium Cells)
Battery Life (Continuous)Full Power - 4 Days; Optimum Life - 7 DaysFull Power - 25 Days; Optimum Life - 30 Days
Battery Life (Pulsing)Full Power - 15 Days; Optimum Life - 25 DaysFull Power - 70 Days; Optimum Life - 96 Days