In the drilling industry, there is often a need to lower different types of equipment, such as a drill pipe, down into a wellbore or back out of the wellbore depending on the circumstances. The tool used for this is called an elevator, which is a type of hinged mechanism that will facilitate the raising and lowering as needed. When the elevator is in the closed position, it’s arms are clasped together, which will form a load bearing ring. When it is open, the elevator’s hinged pieces will separate and move away from the equipment that is being raised or lowered.
Drilling Elevator Manufacturers
Today, you will find a range of companies that can make these drilling elevators for the gas and oil industry and other fields that may need them. Some of the manufacturers include Ensco, Naigai Tans Line, Ltd., China Petroleum Technology, Noble Drilling Services, Chevron, and Helix Energy Solutions.