Introducing the Drill Pipe Handling Tool

Working in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry can have its own set of risks and injuries. Namely a large number of workers experience Hands and Finger injuries on a daily basis. To reduce injuries and protect workers the Drill Pipe Handling Tool is constructed for multifunction use, It is a reliable pipe handling tool without the loss of precision when compared to direct manual operation over suspended drill pipes maneuvering and guiding.

Industrial Utility

These wide range suspended drill pipe tools have become a popular device for maneuvering and controlling pipes and hose bundles for deck crews and rig floor personnel during drill operations.

However, handling of the pipes safely is a challenge across many industries. While this large drill pipe tool is particularly designed for petroleum drilling sites, other sectors can also take advantage of this innovative hands-free tool. Here is the general outline of the uses of the tool in various industries.

  • Oil & gas rigs on the offshore and onshore platforms
  • Safe handling of suspended pipes around the mining and construction sites
  • Used as large hose handling tool in chemical plants
  • Management of wastewater pipes and hoses across industrial and public sectors, etc.

Why Do You Need a Drill Pipe Handling Tool?

Handling and maneuvering pipes while drilling is often accompanied by a high-risk potential and occasionally results in hand injuries. Crush points, pinch points and loss of balance are among the most common consequences if there is a lack of appropriate equipment and casing joints handling tool.

For safe operations, field experts suggest using hands free equipment when working around suspended drill pipes to diminish or eliminate such risks. The Drill Pipe Handling Tool is designed as hands free safety equipment to provide a buffer zone between the operator and the pipe, while offering precise control over movement of the worker.

How does it work?

The primary purpose of this large diameter tubing guider is maneuvering and positioning of the suspended drill pipes accordingly.

It is designed with an ergonomic handle, attached to a study shaft, which guarantees reliable use throughout the operation. In addition to flexibility and smooth maneuvering features, personnel can apply the required amount of pressure to the multi-functional drill pipe tool with no concerns about the tool failure amids operation.

On the pipe attachment end, the rig floor pipe handling tool is structured with double U design, one outward facing, while the other side is inwards for reverse operations. The pipe attachment section is also enhanced with a rubber garment to wipe down the corrosive drilling liquid, if any present.

These series of oil field tools and equipment are designed for handling pipes with a diameter to 5⅞ inch pipe, whether it is for maneuvering, positioning, or landing operations.

How to Use

Using the instructions of this tool is pretty straightforward. For pushing the pipe away, the operator must use the outwards pointing U and ensure the correct placement of the attachment before applying any pressure.

The safety instructions of the equipment require the personnel to use both hands while operating, one hand on the end handle and the other over the mid-shaft handle. This position provides precise control over the movement.

Similarly, the inward U attachment is used to pull the pipe closer to the operators. Although a safe distance is always guaranteed by the device’s length, marking the safe buffer zone. For the best results when dealing with large loads and heavy suspended pipes, it is recommended for two operators to carry out the task simultaneously.

Features and Specifications

Outstanding load control, exceptional support and ergonomic safety design are the primary features of the multi-functional drill pipe tool. Whether it is out in the open or handling pipes in confined spaces, it provides great handling during the installation, movement and removal of pipes, under BOP policies. You can order from two different lengths; 1200mm, 1500mm and handle construction including enclosed hand grip or non-slip rubber hand grip series.

Here are the general features of the Drill Pipe Handling tool

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While performing drilling operations, it is highly recommended to combine your push pull pipe tool with other safety equipment such as anti crush point safety bootssafety gloves and suits resistant to drilling liquids, and face and head PPE. If you require safety packages, or want to increase your workplace safety, contact our expert for up to date and free advice on safety protocols.

Maneuvering pipes around the drill floors is set aside, due to risks involved in the task. Contact us to place an order for the Drill Pipe Handling Tool, or get a quotation on bulk purchases from our team of Experts at RAAH Safety.

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