Antelope Oil Tool and Centergenics have announced the first generation stop collar for the CentraMax CT Product Line. The CentraMax Quick-Lock Stop Collar is utilized with Antelope’s On-The-Pipe-Solutions CentraMax CT Centralizers. With a quick and simple installation method, the companies say that the stop collar yields high holding forces (> 150,000 lb).
“We were looking to make our On-The-Pipe-Solutions centralizers more efficient for our customers, allowing for centralizer installations in our customers’ pipe yards or on location at the rig,” said Iain Levie, Antelope’s VP of Deepwater Sales and Technology. “With safety and quality in mind, we wanted a team whose company values lined up with ours. Centergenics has a long history of collaborating with in-house engineering teams to develop custom-fit solutions; and with them, we were able to design, develop and test this first generation CentraMax Stop Collar that is easy and safe to install with high performance features.”
|The CentraMax Quick-Lock Stop Collar’s locking mechanism assures functionality when most needed, particularly during critical load events. (Courtesy Antelope Oil Tool)|
The companies noted that the Quick-Lock Stop Collar can be installed anywhere on the casing, at any stocking location, by sliding the stop device on to the casing with the centralizer and removing the shipping screws once the desired location of the stop is reached. Provided with both Uni- and Bi-directional versions, there are no special setting tools required. The minimalistic design creates ease of installation, and eliminates the casing shipment requirement thereby reducing lead time and cost.
“Working with the Antelope team, we were able to collectively and strategically focus on the product gap in the CentraMax CT Product Line, and work together to develop a safe, cost effective and streamlined solution to their clients who utilize their on-the-pipe-solutions™ centralizer,” said King Anderson at Centergenics.
The companies also say that the collar’s vigorous locking mechanism assures functionality when most needed, particularly during critical load events. The Quick-Lock Stop Collar is now available for deepwater well construction applications.