Alert 98 – 11 Improper Use of Hand Tools

Alert 98 – 11 Improper Use of Hand Tools


A workover rig crew was tripping in the hole with specialized shouldered production pipe. The pipe procedure required that the pipe be torqued to a specific foot-pound measurement. In conjunction with the power tongs, an altered 48″ pipe wrench was being used as a backup. The wrench was snubbed off to the back of the power tongs with a line that incorporated a hydraulic sending device to give the tong operator a torque reading.

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