News | February 27, 2014

Concentric Pipe And Tool Rentals Releases Generation III Remote-Controlled Frac Manifold

Generation III Remote-Controlled Frac Manifold

Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals, L.L.C., a Superior Energy Services company and a leading provider of rental services for the critical completion phase of conventional and horizontal wells, has released the Generation III Remote-Controlled Frac Manifold (Generational III).

The Generation III system consists of an Accu-Choke, remote panel for operators to safely interface with the choke manifold skid. The remote panel contains pressure indications, valve position indication, valve functioning, a touchscreen, system back-up batteries, a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), pump controls, jog controls and other notable features. 

The primary system controls are a touchscreen and PLC for automated operation, changing system setpoints, data entry, reviews and control of the entire system using visual graphical controls. The Accu-Choke system is operated electronically-automatically with back-up, pneumatic, manual controls.

The Generational III is rated for use in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally. In compliance with current industry standards, all system control and indication data is recorded digitally at 10 cycles per second during operation of the system. The system is constructed for marine shipboard offshore shipping conditions and corrosion resistant operations. The hydraulic and electrical systems are designed to withstand and successfully operate in direct sunlight with intermittent, sprayed salt water. The system can also withstand conditions of 20° – 100° Fahrenheit with 100 percent relative humidity. All electrical materials and methods of fabrication used are rated minimum for ATEX AEx, Zone 1 and UL Class 1, Division 2.

“The features and technologies used in the Gen III Remote-Controlled Frac Manifold allow our team to work on projects in deeper waters that demand more advanced tools to control the well gravel packing and fracturing operations,” said David Wilson, Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals president. “Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals is a market leader, and this technology proves that we appreciate the importance of technology that uses automation and data recording for high profile projects. There is no other manifold choking system on the market that automatically keeps the well tubing pressure at the desired level during well gravel packing and fracturing operations besides the Gen III Remote Panel.”

About Superior Energy Services
Superior Energy Services, Inc. serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand name drilling products and its integrated completion and well intervention services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design solutions for customers.

About Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals
Since 1972, Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals has served as a leading provider of rental services for the critical completion phase of conventional and horizontal wells. With four ISO-certified operation centers in Louisiana and a fully-equipped center in Brazil, Concentric's experienced staff of sales and service professionals has the ability to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of customers throughout Brazil and the Gulf Coast region. The entire Concentric organization upholds a commitment to quality, zero defects and rapid response — a philosophy that has enabled us to meet the needs of the widest possible range of well service and operating companies.

Cutline
The Generation III Remote-Controlled Frac Manifold provides increased safety measures for operators interfacing with the choke manifold skid. Its features and technologies allow teams to work on projects in deeper waters demanding more advanced tools. 

SOURCE: Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals

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