COMPUTER-CONTROLLED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED RACKING OF PIPE ON DRILLING VESSELS

A system is under development that provides computer control of the pipe-racking operation on offshore drilling vessels. In this latest advance in automated offshore pipe-handling equipment, the need for a man in the derrick is eliminated and the racker is put under push-button control of the driller. Tests indicate the system is smooth and accurate and provides reduced operating times compared with manually controlled systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Ward, D H
    • Thale, J S
    • Tomashek, J
    • Howard, J A
    • Sheldon, L B
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00138495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM