Wellsite Rental Services, a comprehensive, rental equipment provider for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry, has added flush mounted slips to its rental product line.
Flush mounted slips
The flush mounted slips are purposed for tripping drill pipe and maintain a self-locking design that does not require the use of a tether while holding backup torque, eliminating the need for backup tools.
The tool maintains a safety factor of 2.25 X and leads the industry with state-of-the-art safety features. While all parts are visible in operation, the flush mounted slips hold down force so that no backup tong or an operator are required. It also reduces the manpower typically needed and is fully automated to promote efficiency, reduce pinch points and minimise personnel injuries.
Easy installation and removal
The flush mounted slip holds the ability to drill with the tool in rotary, and its hinged design allows for easy installation and removal should the tool need to be removed from the rotary. Many of the slips and die combinations have the ability to catch multiple sizes of drill pipe with one set of dies. If a set of dies need to be changed out, the process takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
“I think that the most notable feature about our flush drill pipe slip is that it allows the driller to operate the tool where an operator is not required,” said Kirby Arceneaux, Chairman of Wellsite Rental Services. “Additionally, the patented die design of the flush drill pipe slip produces half the stress on pipe of conventional slips & dies and eliminates the possibility of crushed pipe.”
The design standard meets API 7K and 8C and has a 350 t capacity. Model number 1107 requires a 27 ½ in. rotary and its range extends from 3 ½ to 7 ? in.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn
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