DRILLING SIMULATOR LABORATORY SESSION
FAMILIARIZATION AND LINE-UP OF OPERATIONAL
COMPONENTS I 3
(1) Stand pipe Manifold
The stand pipe manifold is designed with provisions for stand pipe connection to the rig pumps (1 & 2), the cement pump and the kill line. This enables the conduction of drilling mud to the bit, and cement to the annulus, during drilling and cementation, respectively. In addition, a separate line connects this manifold to a manual adjustable choke. All lines can be isolated by gate valves. Below is a diagram showing the standpipe manifold: Line-up Procedures for Flow Systems. 1. Stand Pipe Manifold i. Line up and connect both pumps (1) and 2 to Stand Pipe and open all valves in between.
ii. Keep cement pump shut.
The Drawwork console, which looks exactly like the one on a regular drilling rig contains five clutches and rheostat controls that control the drum, rotary table and the pumps (both mud and cement). In addition, the drawwork brake enhances a mechanism for controlling the weight on bit, penetration rate and the lifting of the drill string.
A detailed discussion of the Drawwork Console is as follows:
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