Horizontal Pipe/Riser Handling Equipment
Our tubular feeding machine (TFM) and riser feeding machine (RFM) efficiently transport tubulars and risers, and perform general material handling to and from the drill floor. Pipe and casing can also be transported.
The riser is delivered to the RFM on pipe deck and transported directly to the top drive at well center. The RFM trolley follows and supports the lower end of the riser with constant tension (or free-wheeling) function during hoisting up to vertical position inside the derrick by the top drive. The machine can be equipped with a radio control. Adapters for risers without buoyancy, slip joint, diverter, flex joint and spider/gimble are included if applicable.
The hydraulic functions are equipped with relief valves that allow units and cylinders to move to minimize damage on the steel structure in case of external overload imposed on the machine.
Robust design and safe operation