• Pipe Deck Machines (PDM)

    The Pipe Deck Machine (PDM) handles tubulars on the pipe deck without physical intervention by the rig crew.
    Description

    The Pipe Deck Machine (PDM) handles tubulars on the pipe deck without physical intervention by the rig crew. Moving horizontally along a deck mounted track, the PDM covers the entire pipe deck area to transfer tubulars to and from the horizontal storage racks and conveyor. The system is designed for installation on existing rigs with minimal modifications to the pipe deck and substructure.

     

    The PDM can hoist drill collars up to 9¾" and casing up to 20" in diameter with a hoisting range of approximately 11 feet.  This allows singles to be handled over the Samson posts and onto a conveyor.  Tubulars are retained by a lifting head with adjustable plates to fit the diameter of the tubular.

    Specifications

    • Pipe Sizes:   2-7/8" - 20"
    • Pipe Lengths:   Range 3 Singles Max.
    • SWL:   7000 lbs
    • Vertical Stoke:   11 - 15 feet
    • Elevation Rotation:   ±90°
    • Horizontal Travel:   as required
    • Control:   Remote Console / Driller's Cabin