Elevators, as developed for the drilling industry, are a hinged device with handles that are used to wrap around the tool joint of drill pipe, casing (for collars) to facilitate the lifting or lowering of them singly or of the drill string as a whole.
In practical use elevators are highly stressed components and require regular careful inspection. In practice, sets of elevators and a spare duplicate are required on-site for general operations.
Texas International Oilfield Tools (TIOT) offers single joint (SJ) elevators to handle a large range of tubular. SJ elevators are used to add tubular to a string, hoisting a single casing, tubing, or collared type pipe.
The elevator has a simple, reliable latch which locks simultaneously when elevator is closed. The latch lock pin, when set, prevents the latch from opening. The latch lock pin is fixed onto the elevator to prevent loss. Handles facilitate easy and ergonomic operator use. The SJ elevator hangs from a swivel suspension assembly using the elevator’s lifting eyes.
The SJ elevator can ONLY hoist up to 5 short tons (4.54 metric tons).
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