ESP & Well Completion Accessories

PPSL manufactures All Cast Cross Coupling Cable/Control Line Protectors (CCCPs) and MLE Protectolizers /Clamps to protect and support ESP cable, control lines and injection lines in the well bore. Penguin’s All Cast Cross Coupling Cable/Control line Protectors are manufactured in various metallurgy configurations in compliance with NACE specifications MR-01-75 (latest edition) for sour service applications. Our cable protectors are manufactured using investment casting by lost wax method as opposed to sand casting or shell casting process used by others. Enhanced benefits using this manufacturing process includes elimination of casting defects, better quality yield as well more uniform shapes and higher geometrical and dimensional tolerance levels as required for respective casing drift ID configurations

MLE Clamps are designed to hold and support the Motor Lead Extension cable at the assembly neck of the ESP components. These clamps are manufactured from high quality castings of carbon steel/high grade stainless steel using investment casting by lost wax method. Penguin’s MLE clamp is designed to uniquely grip and protect the MLE and control lines for down hole sensors and chemical injection lines. It also offers superior protection for the pot head connection and are engineered to suit various combinations of ESP completions with diverse MLE configurations.

Specialized Clamps and Control Line Protectors

Penguin also offers a range of specialized clamps, control line/injection line protectors and other custom designed control line protection devices for completion equipment like TRSSSVs. Our protectors are bespoke designed to ensure that all tensile and compressive forces are absorbed by the protectors and the control line is not subjected to any excessive force whereby these specially designed protectors totally eliminates damage to control lines or encapsulated lines. Field installation is quick and simple using pneumatic wrenches.

Protectors are inspected/tested to ensure dimensional tolerances, compliance to required metallurgy and cable slippage as well withstanding of horizontal and vertical load impact.

The following are the salient features of the PPSL manufactured CCCPs:

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    The protector is designed and tested to support a minimum of 100 ft. of ESP cable and control/injection line across the coupling without cable slippage and crimping.
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    The protector is designed to effectively withstand high axial and rotational forces experienced while performing completion operations.
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    The protector is designed to withstand axial load of 30 tons and lateral load of 20 tons without slipping on the production tubing.
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    The protector is of one-piece design/assembly with captivated cap screw and pre-engaged bolts to eliminate potential for detachment of bolts from the main protector body.
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    No loose parts to fall out during or after installation.
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    The protector comes with an interlock feature as standard which protects the bolts from shear stress.
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    The protector is designed to have a low profile collar that gives increased clearance within casing and thus allows more standoff protection over cable.
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    The protector is designed to have contoured profiles to deflect away impacts encountered while running the production string down-hole.
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    All components used in the construction of the cable protector conform to NACE specifications MR-01-75 (latest edition) for sour service applications.
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    All protectors are fully retrievable and reusable after minor refurbishment and replacement of few parts, if needed.

We offer various metallurgy options including Low alloy carbon steel (ASTM A 216 grade WCB) , stainless steel, nickel chromium steel etc. based on specific customer requirements. CCCPs for various sizes of tubing, cable and control line configurations are made available on specific customer request for tubing sizes 2-3/8”, 2-7/8” , 3-1/2”, 4-1/2” , 5”, 7” and 9-5/8” with EUE and several other premium tubing connections for both round and flat cable and also for varying sizes of control lines, injections lines and Flat Pack configurations

Each Cross Coupling Cable/Control Line protector manufactured by PPSL undergoes following tests before leaving the facility to ensure conformity to design, protector acceptance criteria and operational parameters.

Material chemistry of each casting heat lot is tested to ensure its conformity to predetermined material grades and the results are recorded and communicated to customer in the form of MTCs.

Test coupons/pieces prepared from each casting lot undergoes mechanical testing at Penguin’s in-house lab to conform its compliance to predetermined mechanical properties of material and the results are recorded and communicated to customer in the form of MTCs.

Cable/Control Line Protectors from each manufacturing lot are selected random and tested to ensure safe and secure assembly across production tubing and tubing coupling. This test is done using a properly machined mandrel to the sizes of tubing and coupling.

Assembled Cable/Control Line protectors are drift tested to ensure that the protectors will pass thru within the specified drift id of well casing while installing them during the well completion.

In-house cable slippage test is conducted on Cable/Control Line Protectors to ensure minimum support criteria for cable without causing damage to the cable. Each Protector is designed to carry a load equal to the weight of 100 ft of cable, without damaging the cable. Test frequency and test results from each lot is recorded and communicated to customers.

Penguinu’s Cable/Control Line Protectors are designed to withstand 20 Tons of lateral load and this shall be verified by conducting a lateral load test on protectors by placing the protector properly between specially designed fixtures attached to UTM while gradual load is applied on the product.
Once the load is removed, tested protectors are closely inspected for cracks, major deformation and any failures in the hinge and lock areas.

Penguin’s Cable/Control Line Protectors are designed to withstand 30 Tons of axial load and this shall be verified by conducting an axial load test on protectors by placing the protector properly between specially designed fixtures attached to UTM while gradual load is applied on the protector.
Once the load is removed, tested protectors are closely inspected for cracks, major deformation etc.