In October 2019, Nexus headquarters in Red Deer hosted an open house for their customers. The goal of the event was to inform customers of product advancements, identify needs and directions for product innovation, and continue to build a collaborative and supportive relationship with our customers. The presentation ended with product demonstrations in the Nexus Innovation Center.
Innovation & Design
The Nexus team shared product enhancement initiatives and product solutions on three new products: Nexus’ NEW Inner Seal, Nexus NEW Trident Shear, and Nexus NEW Ram Location on BOPs.
Actions & Solutions
Through responding to continuous advancements in Coiled Tubing Mechanical Properties, we changed the dynamics to create more efficient products for real time solutions in the field .
The transition to new seals already has taken place with the TB-015 distributed April 9, 2018. This new inner seal prolongs life of the Ram assembly. This is most noticeable on the 15K gear where Rams can be seening closing forces over 500,000 lbf when well pressure is applied.
Initially the new blade pierces the coil, reducing the cross sectional area and secondly cuts the remaining cross sectional area. This leads to a 35%-40% reduction in shear force. The new blades are interchangeable with existing Ram Blocks.
Are Rams open, closed or somewhere in between? Due to a myriad of variables, trying to figure this out leads to uncertainty, delays, added costs, and safety hazards. To respond to this problem, we created an indicator system that provides real time data with an accuracy of +/- 0.01 (0.3mm). It can be displayed on any device or operating platform, and utilizes potential transducers embedded inside the BOP. It offers real time data, a visual indicator of movement, meets all electrical safety rating requirements, has a configurable layout, and is compatible with any device.
October 1, 2019