Cost of Asset Failures
$5,000 / hour
DOWNTIME SAFETY RELATED COSTS
Industry Savings Potential
REPLACEMENT PER MOTOR
IN TOTAL SAVINGS
Asset Blind Spots:
There are several inherent challenges related to monitoring Traction Motors:
Electrical & mechanical faults tend to go unaddressed until failure due to the nature of drilling rig operations. The Top Drive remains in continuous operation & in an elevated position. .
Frequent thorough inspection of internals is not a possibility due to complexity of the machine & continuous operations.
Time-based protocols do not allow for constant monitoring of mechanical & lubrication systems.
Top Drive Traction Motor Peak Acceleration
Historically drilling equipment has been run to failure. This methodology maximizes the life span of the equipment, but at the cost of additional risk to incurring NPT hours and imposing safety hazards on the rig crew.
Continuous Vibration health monitoring can help optimize mechanic and electrician deployment, maintenance routines, preparedness for replacement, & mitigating potential safety incidents. Additionally, it also opens potential opportunities for studies to extend Top Drive life & optimize field operations.
- Two V3 vibration sensors per traction motor
- One on the inboard & one on the outboard ends of the traction motor
- Threshold Settings
- Sensor Configurations
- Electronic Drilling Recorder (EDR) is recommended, but not required
• Top Drive RPM
• Torque generate
- Schematics of the Top Drive assembly are beneficial documents for detailed analysis
• Site visits: bi-weekly
• In-person training
- Customer training/handbooks
- Asset playbook
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