Pipe Deck Crane
Advanced stand-alone systems
Enable horizontal handling of pipe between the pipe deck and the catwalk machine.
Onshore drilling rigs
The racking board guide arm is an automated pipe handling system that eliminates hazardous, repetitive, and physically demanding pipe handling activities, as well as makes them more consistent.How it worksUnlike other pipe handling systems, the racking board guide arm attaches to the rig’s existing racking board, requiring minimal modification to the rig and guides the pipe into and out of the fingers. The guide arm is automated, making operations safer by removing the derrickman from the fingerboard. Pipe handling operations become more consistent, making connection time and tripping speed more predictable. Additionally, there is no added time during rig move as the equipment is folded and remains in the mast.
Removes the derrickman from the fingerboard.
||2,200 lbm [998 kg]
|Dimensions (length × width × height)
||8.8 ft (106 in) × 2.3 ft (28 in) × 5.6 ft (67 in) [2.7 m × 0.7 m × 1.7 m]
||3 1/2-in drillpipe to 9 1/2-in drill collars
|Maximum reach (from center line of rotation of the tool)
||6.7 ft (80 in) [2.04 m]
|Hydraulic requirements||13 galUS/min at 3,000 psi [49 L/min at 20.7 MPa]
||32 to 131 degF [0 to 55 degC]|