VBR adds DSI shear rams to inventory

Variable Bore Rams Inc. has added Cameron’s dual-string interlocking shear rams to its inventory.

Dual-string interlocking shear ram.
Dual-string interlocking shear ram.
(Courtesy Cameron, a Schlumberger company)

Offshore staff

BROUSSARD, Louisiana – Variable Bore Rams Inc. (VBR) has added Cameron’s dual-string interlocking (DSI) shear rams to its inventory.

The DSI shear rams enhance operational flexibility with what the company claims is an innovative performance-improving ram interlocking mechanism. Arms on the upper ram prevent any vertical separation between the lower and upper blades, shearing wireline and braided cable with zero tension in the line.

Without the need for a foldover shoulder, the DSI shear rams have the capacity to shear larger diameter pipe and casing.

Chip Marshall, CEO and president of VBR, said: “The new dual-string interlocking shear rams are completely new and unique in the industry, complying with upcoming Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement requirements for outer continental shelf drilling platforms.”

The DSI shear rams are available in 13-5/8 in. 3-10 M Cameron U/UM BOPs.

11/06/2019

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