Details of IntegraLine 150iH Top Drive
TD Equipment announces details of its latest
product, the IntegraLine 150iH Top Drive. The Top Drive has been
developed by Allan R. Nelson Engineering, a wholly-owned Estec subsidiary,
and this new drilling rig component will be produced by TD Equipment,
Inc. at its special construction site just opened in West Edmonton.
Components suppliers have been engaged, and should sales demand
expansion, TD Equipment has contingency plans.
Top Drives increase drilling rig production
and efficiency, transferring much equipment to a stable position
atop the rig. The 150iH is specially designed for fast installation
and easy use atop the popular gasfield double rigs, although it
is adaptable to other types of gas and oil rigs. Priced well below
the industry's best-sellers, and more compact for its features than
almost any other unit, the TD Equipment Top Drive has already attracted
the interest of leading drilling contractors in Canada and the United
States. It is now available for sale.
The IntegraLine 150iH has been designed to meet
the needs of a market with hundreds of double or similar drilling
rigs. Each IntegraLine Top Drive is a bargain in today's drilling
market, and the basic design is a simple, integrated one that can
be customized at minimum cost to meet every contractor's need.
Technical History of Top Drives:
As a result of major changes in downhole technology in the past
15 years, there has been a requirement for changes in drilling to
meet the needs of the newest downhole technology, and the industry
has developed a wide range of top drives for larger drilling rigs,
most notably by Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd., Varco Canada Limited,
and Tesco Drilling Technology.
One trend has been to electric drives in larger
rigs, and all three companies have developed high quality equipment
lines. However, the double drilling land rigs utilized throughout
the world for shallower drilling are mechanical rigs, with shorter
derricks, and not best served by large capacity electric and hydraulic
top drives. The TD Equipment 150iH IntegraLine Top Drive is designed
for double mechanical rigs. It delivers all the advantages of top
drive drilling previously restricted to larger rigs. The complete
top drive is the same length or shorter than the hook block and
swivel used in double rigs. The IntegraLine Top Drive, produced
at TD Equipment's new shop in West Edmonton, in alliance with Argus
Machinery, is adaptable to the majority of double rigs drilling
in Western Canada, United States, and the world.
Another trend in the drilling industry is to
build an extended single, a rig with the capacity of a double, but
with a pipe-handling system. This enables drilling without racking
the pipe in the derrick, and using a longer joint of pipe with fewer
connections. The Top Drive is adaptable for this application, too.
Allan R. Nelson, founder of Allan R. Nelson Engineering says, "In
Canada alone, there are approximately 200 double rigs operating
with the potential to utilize the TD Equipment IntegraLine Top Drive
In the weeks to come, TD Equipment will announce
further results of testing and marketing with the IntegraLine Top
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