Columbia Pneumatic Pipe Winch Pulls Inspection Equipment Through Risers

Columbia Pneumatic Pipe Winch Pulls Inspection Equipment Through Risers

Application: Columbia Pneumatic Pipe Winch Pulls Inspection Equipment Through Risers
Customer:
MR Inspection Services Ltd. (MRIS)
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Winch Model: Columbia WD1450-P-01
Line Pull: 1,450 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 26 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: Pneumatic – 80 SCFM at 70 PSI

Why APPI:  MR Inspection Services, based in Aberdeen, UK, provides riser inspections for North Sea oil producers – either on board a vessel or on the quay.  They accomplish this by using non-invasive automated inspection techniques that are performed inside the riser tubes.

To pull their equipment through the risers, MRIS needed a light weight and dependable pneumatic winch.  Their choice was our Columbia Model WD1450 equipped with 110 feet of 3/16” wire rope that was mounted on an aluminum base plate.  By engaging the manual freespool, the wire rope can easily be pulled off the drum and through the risers.  It is then attached to the inspection equipment and then pulled back through the pipe at a speed appropriate to the type of testing being conducted.

This planetary reduction hoist weighs approximately 40 pounds which makes moving it from one inspection site to another an easy task.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular pipe winch or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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