DNV 2.7-3 Certification Issued for IWOCS Reel Drop Test

Radoil, Inc. an ISO 9001:2008 design and manufacturing company is pleased to announce that it has received DNV 2.7-3 Certification for the successful Drop Test that was completed on a newly designed IWOCSreel.

The DNV Drop Test involved loading the 120”W x 227”L x 138.5”H reel frame with 62,619 pounds (28,403.5 kg) of weight and dropping it 2.75 inches onto one corner. The frame’s load path welds were mag-particle and ultrasound tested pre and post drop for any failures and the frame dimensions were re-inspected to make sure no structural damage or distortion had occurred. The test was performed in front of DNV and customer inspectors and passed successfully.

As deepwater drilling and production work has become more sophisticated and expensive Radoil has become one of the world’s primary suppliers of deepwater reels. For working rigs in 12,000 feet of water 150 miles from the nearest land, tools and equipment must be as dependable as possible. Radoil designs, constructs and tests its equipment to the highest standards.

Radoil has had a longstanding relationship with DNV and has several products that have received DNV Type Approval. Our IWOCS, MUX and Hotline reels are built and tested to be very sturdy and reliable they also include several patented features that make them the preferred reels. Spare parts kits are available so the reels can be readily maintained in the field. Per customer request, Radoil will design reels that can be operated locally at the reel, or from a remote control panel or both. Control panels can be configured to operate as many reels from one station as requested.

Radoil, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Houston, Texas. As of January 14, 2010, the company operates as a subsidiary of Tulsa Power, Inc.

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