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Aker Solutions develops casing stabilizer arm for tubular handling

28th November 2013

The new technology is designed as a stabilising, non-load bearing mechanism to be utilized on offshore and onshore rigs for safer and more efficient tubular handling

Aker Solutions develops casing stabilizer arm for tubular handling
The CSA uses three hydraulic cylinders to position and mobilize the pipe jaws including a lifting, extension and clamping cylinder

Oilfield service provider Aker Solutions has developed a casing stabilizer arm (CSA) which it says eliminates the need for a person to be elevated on a derrick for tubular makeup and enhances tubular handling as a result.

 

The CSA is designed for both offshore and onshore rigs. The stabilizing mechanism is stowed approximately 10 m 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, and is equipped in tubular capacities of 2-7/8” – 22” diameter without changing jaws.

  

“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.