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Wireline Riser Tensioner

Easy maintenance with compact, robust design

Wireline Riser Tensioner

Maintain the drilling riser string in tension on floating vessels

Cameron wireline riser tensioners are available in three versions—160,000-lbf, 200,000-lbf, and 250,000-lbf double-wire rope tensioners. Their design includes idler sheaves, wire, rotating deadline drum, valve block skids, air pressure vessels (APVs), control system, antirecoil, and optional air compressors.


  • Compact and robust design
  • Easy maintenance at defined points
  • Hydraulically driven deadline drum for simplified wire replacement
  • Manifold valve blocks to reduce the amount of piping and number of leakage points
  • Antirecoil valve with flow shutoff function for safer normal and disconnect operations
  • Tensioner cylinder rod coating for harsh marine environment
  • High degree of redundancy in the system
  • Redundant control system to ensure an efficient, safer, and smooth operation
  • Separate filling and draining unit for easy and safer filling and draining of compensation fluid
  • System operation from the drilling control room and a local operator panel in the moon pool area
Wireline Riser Tensioner