Mako DeepWater introduces new subsea tools

Mako DeepWater has released the Tiger Shark torque tool and a subsea test jig.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Mako DeepWater has released the Tiger Shark torque
tool and a subsea test jig.

The class 1-4 torque tool will produce a maximum of 2,000 ft-lbs. It
also offers a visible mechanical counter that rests inside independent
oil-filled housing, which displays in tenths and eliminates the inherent
problems associated with batteries and digital counters, according to
Mako.

The counter was designed as a "drop-in" cartridge, so if it were ever to
fail in the field, ROV technicians can quickly drop in a replacement,
effectively reducing downtime, the company says.

Mako DeepWater has also developed a new subsea test jig STJ that allows
ROV operators to make any needed adjustments or reconfirm torque output
without having to return to the surface. This test receptacle can be
used on the surface or attaches to the cage or TSM.

7/31/2008

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