The FracLock is central to the entire FracLock System and all wellhead operations. It remotely connects surface equipment to the wellhead.
Advanced Design Adds Levels of Safety to the Well Site
Construction is simple with a limited number of moving parts. The adapter drops into the FracLock. The reactive wedges mechanically initiate the connection. Once the adapter is seated, the lock ring is lowered into position to secure the connection.
The lock ring and reactive wedges are engineered to lock together once pressure on the well begins. This prevents the equipment from inadvertently opening during use and eliminates potential blow outs while operations are in progress.
In addition, the lock ring cannot be lowered unless a proper night cap or crossover is inserted. Once pressure is present, the lock ring cannot physically raise. All pressure must be released in order to unlock the FracLock.
By Working Remotely, Operators Are a Safe Distance from the Wellhead
Remote operations are controlled hydraulically by the custom-designed FracLock Control Unit. Operators remain at a safe distance throughout the duration of the well work. The FracLock is equipped with sensors that relay to the control unit. The control unit visually indicates the locked and unlocked position of the FracLock.
The lock ring cannot be lowered unless a proper night cap or crossover is inserted.
Once pressure is present, the lock ring cannot physically raise. All pressure must be released in order to unlock the FracLock.
Quick Access to the Wellhead for All Well Services
The FracLock works with wireline operations, frac crews, and coiled tubing. It provides the universal connection for all well services which speeds up well work and increases the number of stages that can be completed in a day and over time.