Oil & Gas

14 September 2015

Wichita Clutch Composite Jackets

Wichita Clutch Composite Jackets Save Precious Fresh Water On Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Rigs

Offshore oil rigs often operate in harsh, isolated locations where fresh water supplies from shore or tankers can be very unreliable. The cost of fresh water on these rigs is very expensive. On-board fresh water storage capacity is typically only around a weeks supply.

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09 March 2015

Drilling Rig Drawworks Topdrive

Wichita Clutch 118VM Plate Brake for Drilling Rig Topdrive

A leading global manufacturer of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment required a topdrive braking solution for a new 750-ton land-based rig. The brake provides dynamic emergency stopping and static holding of the topdrive during drilling operations. The brake needed to be ATEX-certified and had to accommodate high disengaged running speeds while providing a high torque capacity in a compact space envelope.

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11 December 2014

Drilling Platform

Keeping their cool - Marine clutches and brakes

The marine environment is extremely harsh and delivering equipment capable of performing reliably and efficiently requires expert design engineers combined with advanced materials technology. Neil Wright, Managing Director of Wichita Clutch, assesses the requirements of modern marine clutches and brakes, which play such a crucial role in a variety of applications.

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