109 – Rotary Table

23 February 2015

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Radiation is an emotional topic. For many, the mention of the word radiation produces a strong reaction of fear. However, radiation—when treated with healthy
20 February 2015

Use and Care of Spinning Chain

Use and Care of Spinning Chain The spinning chain is basically a strong, efficient working tool. However, overloading, faulty rigging, or general mishandling can render it
20 February 2015

Safety while Making Hole

Safety while Making Hole Be sure rig floor is covered with slip-resistant material and is as clean as possible at all times. Clear the floor of all
20 February 2015

Safety while Tripping Pipe

Safety while Tripping Pipe The highest incidence of accidents occurs around the rotary table when workers are making a trip. The reason for this is worker
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Safety Tips

Rig Floor Safety Tips Around Rotary Tables There are many more safety tips that could be added, but if these are followed by the crew and enforced
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Crew Activities

Rig Floor Crew Activities Elevators:  Keep elevators oiled and greased.  Check latch springs and latch action and ensure that they latch completely.  Check pin nuts to
20 February 2015

The Floorman

The Floorman There are a number of titles for Floorman (or Rotary Helper as some call him). One is the Lead-tong man, another is the Make-up
20 February 2015

Responsibilities of the Floorman

Responsibilities of the Floorman Keep tongs properly balanced and greased.  Lubricate all hinge pins. The one between the tong head and handle is most important. Adjust
20 February 2015

Responsibilities of the Driller

Responsibilities of the Driller The driller should inspect the rig and make sure that all bearings are being greased. The driller should explain to his crew