Locking mandrels are essential for the safe operation of any wireline operation. A lock mandrel is a cylindrical device that is placed inside a tube to act as a setting point for flow-control mechanisms like plugs and valves. A properly functioning and high-quality lock mandrel ensures that your wireline operation goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here is some more information about a few of the most popular locking mandrels available from Western Pressure Controls.
S-Lock With Keys
One of the most common locking mandrels is the s-lock. S-locks are designed to be run on a C-1 running tool. The S-lock from Western Pressure Controls has both upward and downward facing dogs that prevent movement once locked into place. This device is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1.5 inches to 3.5 inches.
W and Z Locks
These devices are equipped with a set of dogs that lock into place and prevents any movement. The W lock downward movement is prevented by a mechanism on the lock body, while the The Z lock downward movement is prevented by a locking mechanism on the equalizing assembly. This devices come in a standard size of 2.5 inches, and come with keys to unlock the devices.
Another popular style of locking mandrel is the Otis-style D lock. The D lock is placed and locked into an API tubing collar to retain a pressure differential from above and below. The sealing element is mechanically locked in the collar and can be used in conjunction with pump thru valves, standing valves, or choke assemblies. The D locks for Western Pressure Controls are outfitted with a knockout kobes to equalize pressure differentials.
The key to safe and efficient wireline projects is high-quality and innovative equipment. Keep your worksite productive and safe with wireline tools and accessories from Western Pressure Controls. Browse our full catalogue of products and contact us today to order these products for your worksite.