Normally, a wellhead is only a close distance to its separator shack and controller, or Scada RTU. The two locations aren’t far apart and using an armoured cable between them is quick and painless. For these cases, a normal Arrival Sensor may be used. However, sometimes the distance between wellhead and shack is too great or the trip between can be too difficult to traverse, causing great expense. In these cases, the best method is to install a Wireless Arrival Sensor. PIT is a proud provider of Wireless Arrival Sensors to assist with these situations.
OKC’s LinkMate Wireless Switch Router is PIT’s choice for Wireless Arrival Sensors. Safe, compact and durable, the LinkMate is a cost-effective and easy to use plunger arrival detection system for your wellhead to shack connection. Featuring four switch inputs and four switch outputs, a switch event occurs when any switch changes from an On to an Off state, or vice versa. The signal from the switch event is transmitted via omnidirectional weather resistant antennas and is connected to its paired device from up to 1000 feet away!
The system consists of two small boxes. One box is located in the shack and consists of the omnidirectional antenna. The second box contains the Arrival Sensor and the transmitter. Couple these with a solar panel for each box and you have a fully functional, easy to install, Wireless Sensor. The system is Intrinsically safe, Class 1, Div 1 too!
Why Use A Wireless Arrival Sensor?
Occasionally, wellheads and shacks will be a significant distance apart. Running large amounts of cable between the two locations can be extremely expensive and labour intensive. While a Wireless Arrival Sensor is more expensive than a few feet of cable, there reaches a point where the cost of the cable, plus the time and labour, no longer makes a wired connection feasible. This is where a wireless feature can save you a whole lot of time and money.
PIT is well known for our plungers. We’ve supplied thousands of plungers to hundreds of companies and are always looking for ways to improve our designs. One of the issues that come up often when dealing with our clients, is how we should handle a well with an SSSV in extreme sour wells. Our 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger* is a solution to this issue.
When a Sub Surface Safety Valve (SSSV) is triggered it isolates the well bore. This can happen when there is a system failure or damage to surface production, control, or safety facilities. When an SSSV has finished its life on the well, it can be removed. However, the landing nipple is still in place and is either very expensive or impossible to remove.
How did PIT address these issues? Simple. We created a Dual Pad Skirted Plunger capable of compressing far more than a non-skirted plunger. When compressed, the plunger is able to slip through the nipple. That way there is no need to pull tubing to remove the nipple and no need to spend thousands of dollars in the process.
The flexibility of the Dual Pad Skirted Plunger allows it to significantly increase the efficiency of your well. Not only is it able to collapse to fit through a nipple, it also expands further than a non-skirted plunger. This allows it to create a tighter seal to reduce gas and liquid leaks while traveling through the tubing.
The plunger has to travel regularly through the nipple. This means the plunger is built with durability in mind so that it may withstand the wear and tear that comes from passing through the SSSV nipple.
3 1/2″ Dual Pad Skirted Plunger Case Study
This 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger (pictured right) was recently replaced in one of our customer’s wells. It ran on a 13% sour gas well outside of Olds, AB. During that time it removed hundreds of liters of contaminants from the well.
PIT builds our plungers hardy so that they can withstand extremely punishing conditions. This particular plunger made 12 cycles a day through the nipple and the rest of the tubing, expanding and collapsing whenever it was needed.
*Other sizes are available
Premier Integrated Technologies is proud to present the All Thread Lubricator. The first of its kind, our All Thread Lubricator was created using a unique, weld-free, forging process. Built with the budget-friendly customer in mind, the All Threaded Lubricator is all of the quality with none of the cost.
Purpose and Uses
Lubricators are a primary piece of surface equipment in the plunger lift system for gas wells. As gas wells mature the decrease in bottomhole pressure and production velocities that are needed to carry liquid to the surface. We solve this pressure problem with our top of the line plunger lift systems.
As the plunger travels upwards through the well, it surfaces and is caught by the lubricator. Our All Thread Lubricator is built to withstand fast rising plungers with ease and efficiency.
Features and Specifications
Designed by professional engineers, our lubricator is weld-free so you can say goodbye to your worries over imperfections and seams causing a loss of pressure. The seamless, smooth housing keeps the pressure in and the elements out, giving you a better lift system for your well.
The All Thread Lubricator was built with durability in mind. Built to withstand up to 5,000 psi and with a forged, strengthened body, our lubricator can withstand any environment.
It can be a hassle to service a well. We made sure to make your maintenance duties more manageable when we designed the All Thread Lubricator. Loaded with a 170lb/in Inconel X750 spring and a 4140 L80 Striker Block, the lubricator’s parts are easily replaced when needed. Replaceable parts coupled with a simple, reliable T-Handle catcher make this lubricator the easiest item on your maintenance list.
Our biggest concern when designing our lubricator was to make it affordable for every budget. We made it our goal to make a budget-friendly lubricator with no sacrifices to quality for our customers. Just like all our lubricators, the All Thread Lubricator is designed by a registered professional engineer in compliance with API 6A Section 126.96.36.199. and undergo a strict testing regimen as part of Finite Element Analysis. The lubricator is then stamped for verification.
– Dual Injection Port
– Weld-free, forged body
– 5,000 psi rating
– T Handle Manual catcher (auto catcher available)
– 2 3/8″ or 2 7/8″ tubing size
– 170lb/inch Inconel X750 Spring
– 4140 L80 Body
– Withstand up to -50°C temperatures
– Includes fabrication and drawing information, pressure test records, and instructions
If you have any questions or would like to order an All Thread Lubricator to try for yourself, give us a call at 403-887-1200.
PIT and its manufacturing partners MVM and Kismet are pleased to announce 3D laser scanning technology as part of its technological advantages for your Wellsite and Operations.
There are many uses for this 3D Scanner including saving thousands of dollars in piping installations like plunger lift lubricators and flowline piping modifications. Our unit can easily be set up onsite and scan the required piping inside a building or outside on lease to gather highly accurate distances and shapes for making custom or standard piping changes easier, at a much lower cost. The measurements are accurate to 1 mm!
Recently, we are using this 3D scanner to pre-job plan and custom build plunger lift lubricators for specific wells and the highline (flowline) connections. This allows pre-fab building and only one site visit, all of which add up to saving clients a lot of cost and headaches!
We have used the system to save clients up to $25,000 in piping modifications for a welded/flanged piping installation on a plunger lift installation. Clients will save even more by using this system proactively when planning plant site changes, pump installation, surface facility add-ons and more.
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Premier Integrated Technologies is now offering Gas Lift Systems
We are pleased to announce the addition of Gas Lift to our products and services for your well optimization needs. PIT believes in assisting our customers every step of the way. Our experienced technicians work together with Priority Energy to evaluate, design, set up, install and operate any new gas lift system you may be interested in. The following are some highlights of what our Gas Lift line can offer you and your wells:
- Works in anything with an API 17 degrees and over
- Great for unloading horizontal well bores
- Works great with wells that have paraffin issues
- Unlimited production volumes
- Low maintenance systems
- Wireline retrievable and tubing retrievable systems
- Custom assembled in Red Deer
- Technical support on and off location
- Full drift mandrels
- Plunger assisted gas lift systems
- API rated and spec mandrels and valves
- Full design and re-evaluation for free
- Experienced in production and gas lifted systems
PIT wants to create a custom system for your optimization needs. Please contact us today with any questions or concerns you have about our Gas Lift line.
We look forward to working with you.