We all know hazard hunts and the on-going safety awareness briefs can’t eliminate risk. Process optimization through human intervention is an exercise in diminishing returns. Renegade has recently introduced another original safety product that creates valuable change in an overlooked process. Our track record of bringing products such as the RigLock® has provided with the Gold Award for safety 3 times and we are hoping to achieve our 4th with Gunhandler™.
The Gunhandler™ was designed with the operator in mind. The hydraulically actuated lift bunk ranges from horizontal to 80º of control that eliminates the need for manual dolly laydowns. Taking the operator out of the line of fire removes many of the risk variables associated with near-wellhead operations. The 6-pad landing gear not only provides a stable footing for anchored operation but also creates a clearly defined “no-go” zone during operation. During operation of the Gunhandler, the 2-position butt stock has a ratcheting lock feature for piece-of-mind that tools remain secured, and is spring-retained in the event that an operator forgets to ratchet it down before use.
Increases in the number of stages completed per day can put added strain on operators, and increase the risk for potential fatigue-related incidents. The increased frequency of rebuilding of guns is similar to the high volume of repair at the shop level. Gunhandler has an overall height of 42 inches and provides an ideal working height for the operator. Renegade is bridging the gap to assist our field operators and providing shop-caliber handling solutions alongside the wellhead.
The compact design of the Gunhandler keeps areas near the wellhead clear and allows operators more room to work. Virtually no added room is needed to place the Gunhandler into the work zone, yet gives the functional capability of 23 feet of vertical support to the tool string. With an overall width of 6 feet, it has width advantages over many other industry solutions and allows workers to easily reach tools without strain during a rebuild from ground level.
One-person rig-up/down makes the Gunhandler one of the simplest pieces of equipment to get up and running or ready for transport. When operations call for its use, the variable speed control allows the operator to adjust to the rate of the crane operator for maximum precision.
Reduction in operator fatigue from the use of the Gunhandler is pivotal in creating a shop-caliber environment in the field. More focus is put back into service quality rather than purely heavy lifting. This higher service quality can lead to fewer gun-misfires, unexpected modes of failure, and longer tool life.
Gunhandler – A Modern Oilfield Tool
Minimizing risk while driving operational efficiencies is something every operator strives for. Renegade is dedicated to providing turnkey solutions that are changing oilfield services as we know it. Reach out to see how the Gunhandler can add value to your wireline operations.
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