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EDMONTON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - ESTec Systems Corp. (TSXV: ESE) through its
wholly owned subsidiary, Allan R. Nelson Engineering (1997) Inc. (ARN),
recently completed a challenging job for an Edmonton-based oilfield
well servicing rig manufacturer. ARN was engaged to design a set of
hydraulic outriggers to secure the rig for its freestanding well
Oilfield rig outriggers are cylindrical jack-like devices that are
typically incorporated onto a sliding or swing-out arm beneath the
undercarriage of the rig carrier. They can be hydraulically extended or
retracted in order to make contact with the ground (or more commonly
surface matting) so as to support and stabilize the rig. A freestanding
rig does not use guylines and therefore reduces ground disturbance and
minimizes rig up time.
ARN's mandate was to achieve this stability within a limited, allowable
extension width for the outrigger arms as well as meeting exacting
stability and sliding load guidelines as laid out by the current
American Petroleum Institute (API) 4F, 3rd Edition specifications.
Our firm has investigated and performed failure studies into failures of
existing outrigger systems that resulted in rig collapse, providing a
basis of experience. Although this presented some challenging
engineering considerations, ARN was able to successfully combine this
forensic analysis work with superior design practice to provide a safe,
operational system for our client's needs.
For the Board
A. B. Nelson
About ESTec Systems Corp:
ESTec, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Allan R. Nelson Engineering
(1997) Inc, provides specialized forensic and design engineering
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