The Importance of Tubular Handling Systems for Pipe


Keeping your company competitive through the peaks and valleys of the oil industry depends largely on the technology used, including the use of tubular handling systems for drilling pipes and other OCTGs. During handling and transport, the pipe must be carefully protected and packaged to ensure its ongoing integrity and quality.

Handling of Drill Collars, Pipe, and Other String Components

Today’s drilling rigs are equipped with mechanized pipe handling systems. In most cases, these horizontally oriented systems consist of pipe handling cranes that collect tubing from storage areas and deliver it to a catwalk machine. From here, the catwalk machine delivers one end of the tube onto the drilling floor, where it’s lifted into a vertical position inside the oil derrick.

Handling of Risers

Being larger, heavier, and more complex than drill pipes, risers must be handled with specific knowledge and equipment. Typically, risers are stored horizontally, and pipe lengths must be moved from storage bays onto riser catwalks for transfer. Riser gantry cranes are often used in storage areas. Safe handling of risers requires the use of toe-hooks that are lowered and raised within the leg structure of the crane. Interlocks and controls are used to minimize reliance on human workers, and they allow automatic operations to be combined with other oil rig control systems.

MSI Offers Industry-Leading Pipe Protection

MSI Pipe Protection Technologies is a global leader in pipe protection products, thread protectors, tubular handling systems, and other oilfield equipment solutions. Together, these products ensure that piping gets from the vendor to the worksite unscathed. MSI specializes in the fabrication of pipe protection products that can be used across a wide range of industries, including those adhering to strict specifications and API standards.

Rhino™ Tubular Handling Systems

MSI is proud to offer UK and US Rhino™ tubular handling system products. This durable form of pipe protection offers a safe, efficient, and economically feasible way to store and transport OCTGs. Our Rhino handling systems can be modified to accommodate a range of tube specifications and sizes, including thread protectors added to pipes. Moreover, our product exceeds all current tubular handling safety specifications, ensuring safety for end users, handlers, and the public. Because the system accommodates a range of tube sizes, it provides substantial flexibility during transport.

Excellent Service and Top Quality: It’s a Job Worth Doing

At MSI Pipe Protection Technologies, quality is our top priority at every stage of the process. Our company’s production facility is more than 130,000 square meters in size, and this expanse allows us to utilize the latest production technologies while continually providing the most efficient services and products on the OCTG market.

MSI has been ISO 9001-certified since 1997, and all products follow the strictest quality control standards while meeting OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental certifications. These controls ensure that we continue to provide proven, top-quality solutions for all our customer’s oil and gas industry tubular handling needs. Shop our pipe protection products online, or request a quote now.

To learn more about our company products and services, connect with one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives toll-free at 1-877-276-9208.

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