Aker Develops Casing Stabilizer Arm

MaritimeEquipment.com
Monday, November 25, 2013
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Aker Solutions, a provider of oilfield products, systems and services for the oil and gas industry, has developed the Casing Stabilizer Arm (CSA) which eliminates the need for a person to be elevated on a derrick for tubular makeup.

The CSA, which enhances Aker’s existing line of tubular handling equipment, is designed for both offshore and onshore rigs. The stabilizing mechanism is stowed approximately 33 ft. above the drilling floor and includes an internal hydraulic cylinder that extends and closes the padded jaws operated by a radio remote control.

The CSA uses three hydraulic cylinders to position and mobilize the pipe jaws including a lifting, extension and clamping cylinder.

Aker’s unit also provides increased safety features that allow the device to interface with the rig’s anti-collision zone management system. The unit is rated for Class I, Division 1 locations and has double protection for dropped objects. A warning and alarm system is built into the CSA along with an emergency shut-off control. Additionally, a shear pin is installed on the unit as a safe guard for unexpected downward clash by hoisting equipment.

“Aker’s Casing Stabilizer Arm offers superior performance and higher safety features when compared to similar units,” said Rick Comeaux, business development account manager, Aker Solutions. “Our team is setting new standards for casing stabilizer equipment, and we are proud to lead the industry toward a safer, more-efficient option.”

The CSA, available for order now, is equipped in tubular capacities of 2-7/8” – 22” diameter without changing jaws.  Additionally, it offers wireless remote control and local manual control.

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