VariLINK™ Adjustable Bail Extensions

VariLINK™ adjustable bail extensions play a key role in Volant’s Light Footprint™ Tubular Running Solutions. They remove extra equipment from the rig, facilitate a lightweight simple rig up and provide extra confidence when stabbing, contributing to a fast, safe and cost-effective job.

Designed for use with a single joint elevator through a 5/8” shackle, the extensions are rated to 25 ton and are large enough to be compatible with up to 500 ton bail eyes.

  • Available in configurations ranging from 18” to 11’ and up replacing the need for multiple sets of heavy bail extensions.
  • Adjustment increments can bring the casing within 3 – 6” from the bottom end of the casing running tool, significantly reducing stabbing uncertainty.
  • Decreased space between bottom end of casing running tool and casing facilitate a smoother transition from hoist to make-up.
  • Lightweight extensions make the rig-in and handling process simple and efficient.
Configuration Number1API 8C Hoist Capacity2Minimum LengthAdjustment IncrementMaximum LengthWeight
(per side)
(ton)(tonne)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(lbs)(kg)
18R252218.046018.04603918
24R252224.061024.06104219
30R252230.076530.07654420
36A48252236.09153.07648.01,2206028
48A60252248.01,2203.07660.01,5257032
60A96252260.01,5253.07696.02,4408439
96A132252296.02,4403.076132.03,35511452

1. This is not a comprehensive list of all possible configurations, for additional options contact Volant sales.

2. API 8C Hoist Capacity is shown for a set (2).