Vermeer, in collaboration with Digital Control, has introduced the DigiTrak Eclipse TensiTrak pullback-and-pressure- monitoring system. The system provides real-time monitoring of drilling-fluid pressure and of tension applied to product during installation. The system, which helps prevent inadvertent fluid returns (“frac-outs”) and road buckling, says Vermeer, also records data to allow a trace of applied tension during installation. The TensiTrak unit, installed between the reamer and the product, transmits data to the Eclipse receiver, which provides depth and location data for real-time tracking and for downloading to a PC after pullback. The TensiTrak system is available as an option with new Eclipse systems or as an upgrade to existing Eclipse systems.
Staff | September 28, 2010