Inspection & Maintenance

We provide thorough inspection and maintenance for all our products to ensure they will perform as intended and expected. Damages resulting from equipment issues due to an insufficient service plan or unapproved replacement parts can result in durability, reliability and safety issues, as well as lost productivity.

To achieve consistent top-tier equipment reliability, a solid plan and disciplined execution is required. For instance, Volant CRTi® and CRTe® casing running tools with TAWG® wedge grip are designed and built to last, but critical load bearing components will eventually wear down. Properly servicing all tools in accordance to the recommended intervals specified in the Volant Product Manuals and with only Volant manufactured or approved replacement parts and pull test fixturing, will ensure all parts are components are functioning correctly.

Category 3 Inspection and Level 3 Maintenance

  • Recommended annually
  • Level 3 Inspection of your tool as per the Volant Casing Running Tool Product Manual
  • Magnetic Particle or Ultrasonic testing by qualified Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspectors when required
  • A report detailing component assessment categorizing the condition of major components as either As New, Monitor Performance or Recommend Repair/Replace
  • In depth training on how to properly conduct Category 3 Inspections and Level 3 Maintenance is offered at client facilities

Primary Load Carrying (PLC) Proof Load Test

  • Recommended every 5 years (it is recommended a Category 3 Inspection is completed and passed prior to performing the load test)
  • Proof load testing to 1.5X rated load capacity of the Primary Load Carrying (PLC) components
  • Testing performed on Volant’s in-house custom-designed 5 million-pound load frame followed by necessary post-test NDT
  • All associated reports and certificates will be provided upon completion

Category 4 Inspection and Level 4 Maintenance

  • Recommended every 5 years
  • Category 4 Inspection includes Category 3 Inspection combined with PLC Proof Load Test
  • All associated reports and certificates will be provided upon completion