DESIGN SERVICES

Vermilion River Tool

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Vermilion River Tool and Equipment Company has over 100 years combined design experience. We specialize in custom tools to meet your needs. Examples of our innovative design approach are listed below. Call VERTECO today to learn how we can help meet your needs for faster, safer and more efficient operations.
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Problem

In order to use a casing running tool and avoid scaffolding the customer needed a 500 ton spider that did not protrude above the drill floor and was able to provide back-up torque. This needed to be accomplished without sacrificing the pipe size range capability.
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Solution

VERTECO developed the 510 Sub-flush mount spider. In the full up position this 500 Ton tool sits only 10” above the drill floor. The tool makes use of VERTECO’s patented die system and universal fit system that requires no bushing in the rotary. The spider is capable of holding back-up torque and thus eliminated the need for a back-up tong or operator. Furthermore,VERTECO was able to maintain the unparalleled range of 4 ½” to 10 ¾” all while maintaining our 1” die contact allowing the customer to run tapered strings without die changes.
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Problem

The customer needed a 1000 ton shoulder type elevator to compete with the speed of a horseshoe elevator but with better reliability and lower stress in the pipe.
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Solution

VERTECO developed the 1005 elevator. This tool provides 360 degree support of the pipe collar resulting in stress levels less than half that of competing tools. The revolutionary design eliminates the possibility of dropped pipe and will work reliably with any collar size.