Drilling Derrick & Mast Inspection

REEL carries out Derrick and Mast inspections in accordance with API RP 4G to ensure that all sections of a derrick are systematically examined by dividing it into small, manageable areas for a fully focused inspection.  

We conduct the work using our rope access qualified inspectors to carry out comprehensive close visual inspection of the derrick structure.

The thorough inspection process covers:

  • Gin pole construction, including platforms, ladders, braces safety gates, connection plates, bolts and fasteners
  • Upper and lower sections of the derrick stem, including all platforms, ladders, braces safety gates, connection plates, bolts and fasteners
  • Dolly track, including all beams and beam clamps
  • Dolly carriage guide rails, including upper, middle and lower sections
  • Racking board area, including support frames, fingers straightness, latches, fingerboard access and all bolts and fasteners
  • Derrick outfitting’s, including wind walls and any pipework, such as vent lines or HP mud lines
  • Derrick safety slings and lifting equipment
  • Derrick structure footings
  • Derrick general structural condition
  • Percentage bolt tightness check
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REEL gain procedure approval from DNVGL for Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing of Bolts and Pins

REEL were asked by their Client and DNVGL to carry out an inspection of crane bolts and pins as part of the class survey. As part of this process we have been required to have a procedure approved by DNVGL to use Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing.This is the first procedure of...

Tuesday 15th May 2018