• NL Rig Equipment of Houston has prepared a fact sheet illustrating and describing the new Shaffer Multi-Ram™ multiple-size rams.

    The new rams are designed to close and seal on drill pipe from 31,/, to 5 inches in diameter, making Multi-Ram rams especially useful in situations in which a tapered string is employed. These rams are said to save drilling time and costs because they make ram change-out unnecessary.

    The variable Multi-Ram fit is accomplished through the use of unique ram rubbers with moldedin steel segments. As hydraulic pressure increases, the segments move radially inward, decreasing the bore size and ensuring a reliable seal. In addition, the new rams use standard ram holders and r e t a i n i n g screws, which makes them interchangeable with regular rams in Shaffer blowout preventers.

    NL Rig Equipment/NL Industries, Inc. manufactures, sells and services drilling and production equipment worldwide for the oil industry.

    For a free copy of the new fact sheet, write to Dave Wilkinson, NL Rig Equipment, Dept. MR, P.O. Box 1473, Houston, Texas, 77001.

  • Repair of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts entailed a massive lifting exercise in which twenty 100-ton aluminum hydraulic rams operating at 10,000 psi were systematically applied to raise the damaged stern of the 3,700-ton vessel to its normal position. Bath Iron Works (BIW) of Bath

  • loads between load box and tug occur.    Typically load box structures are designed as a rectangular box structure that spans horizontally between frames in the bow region of a tug and vertically between the tug’s main deck and a particular sub-deck. For this type of assessment project, Viking employs

  • Tritech won a contract for its real-time riser and mooring line monitoring system RAMS. Tritech was selected by Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM), designer and supplier of Turret Mooring Systems (TMS), to supply the primary safety tool for real-time mooring line failure detection and riser monitoring for the

  • effective control solutions for smaller non-SOLAS units such as workboats and patrol craft.” The Hatlapa steering gear portfolio comprises four-cylinder ram-type steering gear up to 8,893 kNm, two-cylinder ram-type steering gear up to 950 kNm, rotary vane-type steering gear up to 1,100 kNm, twin-rudder steering

  • get more out of their assets and develop projects more cost-effectively, Bureau Veritas has supercharged its reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) software suite Optimize.“Low and falling energy prices focus attention onto the reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) of both existing assets

  • of OPA90. Her stern was modified with the matching Intercon ladder to accept the bow of the 127-ft. tug Capt. Fred Bouchard, which was retrofitted with ram assemblies of the Intercon system. New heating coils were added to the barge's existing hot oil system and a new ballast system was installed. A keel

  • volumes of slurry. The spud carriageway system allows for a 3-meter (9.75-foot) forward travel of the dredge and is positioned by a hydraulic ram assembly. "Walking" movements of previous systems have been overcome, and the arc overlaps that occur in other dredges have been minimized. Spuds

  • Standard Horizon announced the new GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS, now with Class D DSC Fixed Mount VHF with integrated AIS and GPS, 30W PA/Hailer and RAM mic option, available starting January 2014. According to the manufacturer, key features include Integrated AIS and GPS, 4800 and 38400 baud rate selections

  • Goodway Tools Corporation has developed a new Heavy-Duty Ream-A-Matic, Model RAM-2, for cleaning tubes in heat exchangers, condensers, and absorption units. This new model is sturdier for a longer life, and designed to accommodate a new, improved heavy-duty flexible shaft. An optional watertight

  • are encountered. Rucker Shaffer Division, located in Houston, Texas, will manufacture the equipment for delivery in the latter half of this year. Both ram and spherical preventers with high pressure gate valves will foe supplied. Four will be specially treated for high toxic, sour gas drilling conditions

  • are restrained so that tug motions match barge motions in roll and heave. The connection is mechanical — accomplished with two independently mounted ram assemblies, gear driven, and configured for tug installation. The rams stroke transversely, engaging the vertical ladder structures incorporated into