The unique pivoting design of the 90Degree Safe Connect (“The Peak 90DSC”) enables these oversized items to be safely and securely raised from a horizontal to a vertical position during the deployment process, and vice versa when being removed from a wellsite. During this operation, the wire and tool components can often sustain undue stress and bending causing damage to the equipment and potential harm to personnel if the wire or tool component fails.
The Peak 90DSC is connected directly above the long assembly in the horizontal position and provides a hinge or pivot when being raised to the vertical position. Once in the vertical, the internal latch automatically locks the connection to produce a rigid tool which can sustain both upward and downward jarring during any setting or pulling processes. To revert the connection into pivot mode, the latch is then locked into the release position using an integral J-slot mechanism.
Gus Brown, Head of Engineering at Peak Well Systems, explained: “Moving extended length tool string assemblies between the horizontal and vertical is potentially a hazardous process, particularly offshore where space is limited. The stresses generated by the weight of the tools can be immense, often causing damage to the wire and tool components.”
“The Peak 90DSC enables these tool strings to be pivoted with minimal stress and, furthermore, reduces the time spent under suspension, thus increasing site safety.”