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Blowout Preventer (BOPS) Reclaiming

blow out preventer reclaiming

Reclaiming Process:

Metal Cleaning Systems works directly with Oil & Gas Industry Leaders to offer a cost-effective solution for reclaiming the molded inserts that allow the BOPS to function properly.  Over time, the rubber (or urethane) molded parts naturally wear down from use.  MCS takes the molded parts and removes the elastomer with a proprietary method  and returns the metal inserts back to the field to be remolded.


 

What is a Blowout Preventer (BOPS)?

blowout preventer is a large, specialized valve or similar mechanical device, usually installed redundantly in stacks, used to seal, control and monitor oil and gas wells. Blowout preventers were developed to cope with extreme erratic pressures and uncontrolled flow (formation kick) emanating from a well reservoir during drilling. Kicks can lead to a potentially catastrophic event known as a blowout. In addition to controlling the downhole (occurring in the drilled hole) pressure and the flow of oil and gas, blowout preventers are intended to prevent tubing (e.g. drill pipe and well casing), tools and drilling fluid from being blown out of the wellbore (also known as bore hole, the hole leading to the reservoir) when a blowout threatens. Blowout preventers are critical to the safety of crew, rig (the equipment system used to drill a wellbore) and environment, and to the monitoring and maintenance of well integrity; thus blowout preventers are intended to be fail-safe devices.

The term BOP (pronounced B-O-P, not “bop”) is used in oilfield vernacular to refer to blowout preventers.

The abbreviated term preventer, usually prefaced by a type (e.g. ram preventer), is used to refer to a single blowout preventer unit. A blowout preventer may also simply be referred to by its type (e.g. ram).

The terms blowout preventerblowout preventer stack and blowout preventer system are commonly used interchangeably and in a general manner to describe an assembly of several stacked blowout preventers of varying type and function, as well as auxiliary components. A typicalsubsea deepwater blowout preventer system includes components such as electrical and hydraulic lines, control pods, hydraulic accumulators, test valve, kill and choke lines and valves, riser joint, hydraulic connectors, and a support frame.

Two categories of blowout preventer are most prevalent: ram and annular. BOP stacks frequently utilize both types, typically with at least one annular BOP stacked above several ram BOPs.

(A related valve, called an inside blowout preventerinternal blowout preventer, or IBOP, is positioned within, and restricts flow up, the drillpipe. This article does not address inside blowout preventer use.)

Blowout preventers are used at land and offshore rigs, and subsea. Land and subsea BOPs are secured to the top of the wellbore, known as thewellhead. BOPs on offshore rigs are mounted below the rig deck. Subsea BOPs are connected to the offshore rig above by a drilling riser that provides a continuous pathway for the drill string and fluids emanating from the wellbore. In effect, a riser extends the wellbore to the rig. [source: Wikipedia]

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