The TD Equipment 150iH Integraline Top Drive
can be integrated into a rig at time of manufacture. There are a
number of savings available to a rig manufacturer when integrating
the top drive into the rig. There are three areas where savings
can be achieved: integrated controls, integrated power, and integrated
The control system for the 150iH Integraline
Top Drive is fully computerized, using Allen Bradley SLC 500 PLC’s
and an Allen Bradley 6180 industrial computer with touch screen.
The power unit PLC and the touch screen computer have excess control
capacity that can be used for other rig functions. Both units can
be easily expanded beyond their current capacity. By integrating
rig controls into the touch screen computer all control functions
can be run from a single control point. The control system also
includes the ability to download detailed equipment monitoring information
to a laptop. This information can be used to monitor equipment wear
and to assist in a maintenance program, extending the life of the
equipment and reducing unscheduled down time.
The control system can provide a real time torque
and RPM feed to Pason or other rig management system.
A rig already has a power unit to drive the
draw works. In most operating environments the peak loading on the
draw works and the peak loading on the Top Drive do not occur at
the same time. A rig can take advantage of this and integrate the
draw works power and the top drive power into a single unit. A single
engine can supply power to the draw works and the top drive hydraulic
pumps. Our filtration module can be mounted in close proximity to
the draw works. The net result is that you can save a load when
moving the rig.
Our engineering department will be pleased to
help you review your power requirements.
TD Equipment can license our patent pending
torque tube modifications that allow you to leave the torque tube
and the top drive in the mast during rig moves. This greatly speeds
up rig-up and rig down. It also totally eliminates truckloads related
to the top drive when combined with the integrated power unit.