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Tension Lift Frames (TLF)

With 20 years of proven operational history, ICON’s 2020 model Tension Lift Frame has been re-designed and optimised to provide improved safety, functionality, reliability and efficiency for wireline and coiled tubing operations on offshore drilling rigs.

Key Features / Benefits

  • Enhanced Upper Spreader Beam design with dual side mounted winches providing increased functionality and maximised operating headroom.
  • Bespoke winch design with minimum spooling offset from well centre and quick, controlled lift speeds.
  • Wireless winch controls for safe operation from either drill floor or lift frame.
  • Modular system for maximum equipment versatility and interchangeability, ease of transport, reduced deck space requirements and efficient rig-up.
  • Robust structural load path with no bolted or welded connections.
  • Standard drilling elevator connections for quick rig-up and familiarity for offshore rig crew.
  • Direct surface flowhead interface with lower spreader beam which can be pre-installed to the surface flowhead onshore saving offshore installation time and optimising overall stack-up height.
  • Independently certified to offshore standards.

 

Technical Specifications

Listed below are ICON’s standard TLF specifications. Customised solutions can also be provided. Contact ICON to discuss your project specific requirements.

Codes / Standards:

API 8C, DNVGL-OS-E101, DNVGL-ST-0378, DNVGL‑ST‑E273

Certification:

Independent certification by DNV / BV

Load Ratings:

350t or 500t, API 8C PSL1

Interfaces:

Top – API 8C profile ears to suit drilling bails to rig top drive or clevis pin to ICON ARTP

Bottom – Direct interface to third party flowhead

Upper Spreader Beam:

6ft standard width (8ft option)

API 8C profile top and side ears with retainer latches

Multiple underside padeye for wireline sheaves, equipment hang-off, personnel inertia reels, etc

Lower Spreader Beam:

6ft standard width (8ft option)

API 8C profile side ears with retainer latches

Interchangeable split inserts to suit 3rd party flowhead

Long Bails:

API 8C bails, 45ft or 50ft long

PCE Winches:

Dual hydraulic utility winches custom designed with minimum spooling offset from well center

Suitable for performing lifts from drill floor with up 30° operating fleet angle

2x 15Te safe working load

Variable speed control, up to 1m/s

Wireless remote controls (dual handsets)

Access Platforms:

Lower platform mounted to lower spreader beam

Upper platforms mounted to long bails

Zone Rating:

Zone 1, Gas Group IIB, Temperature Class T3

DROPS:

Full secondary retention compliant to DROPS Guidelines

 

For more information, download the ICON TLF brochure or contact an ICON Engineer to see how we can support your project.

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