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Drill Stem Valves

KELLYGUARD DRILL STEM VALVES CHECKGUARD VALVES


CATALOG DSV 2003 (REPLACES CATALOG PC 9701A)

KELLYGUARD VALVES

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Standard Model and NACE Trim Kellyguard Valves


Hydrils Kellyguard is a drill stem valve. Drill stem valves facilitate well control and prevent mud spillage. Hydril produces Kellyguard valves to service both the traditional and top drive drilling applications. For traditional applications, they are attached above and below the kelly to close the bore to upward flow from the well, or downward flow while making a connection. For top drive applications, Hydril specializes in dual crank actuator driven valves. Upper Kellyguard valves are well suited for high flow rates, low to high-pressure sealing, and high tensile loads imposed upon upper kelly cocks. The upper Kellyguard valve has left hand-threaded connections, compatible with the swivel and upper kelly connections. The upper Kellyguard valve is used to close the bore if the drill string becomes stuck with the kelly in the rotary table. Lower Kellyguard valves are rated for the rugged applications of lower kelly cocks, including low and high-pressure sealing, high tensile strength, and high torsional strength. They have right hand threaded connections to mate with the lower kelly end and with drill pipe tool joints. The lower Kellyguard valve is positioned below the kelly to close the drill stem bore to hold a kick while preparing to circulate the kick out. It can also be used as a mud saver. Mud saver is the term applied to a lower Kellyguard valve when it is used to save drilling fluid during a connection. It saves mud costs and improves safety by reducing slippery mud on the rig floor. Drill pipe safety valves are lower Kellyguard valves with connections to mate with the drill pipe tool joint. Ratings are the same as lower Kellyguard valves. The valve assists stabbing operations due to its low operating torque for easy closing of the valve. When required, the open valve is stabbed onto the top tool joint, made-up, and manually closed. It is stored in the open position on the rig floor. Seals The Kellyguard valve is designed for 10,000 or 15,000 psi working pressure. It is tested at the factory to 15,000 or 22,500 psi. Hydril has selected high quality materials and dimensional fits to ensure greatest reliability. Each valve has three elastomeric sealing areas: between each seat and body, between crank and sleeve and between sleeve and body. The seat

KELLYGUARD VALVES
Standard Model and NACE Trim ................................2 Operational Advantages and ....................................4 Durable Components Kellyguard Valve Features ..........................................5

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Engineering Data........................................................6 Application Data ........................................................7 Parts List ....................................................................8 Detail View of Parts ....................................................9 Assembly Procedure ................................................10 Maintenance and Testing..........................................11

CHECKGUARD VALVES
Applications and Operations ....................................12 Offshore Application ................................................13 Checkguard Valve Selection ....................................14 Features....................................................................16 Assembly Parts ........................................................17 Maintenance ............................................................18 Rubber Goods Storage for ......................................19 Checkguard and Kellyguard Valves

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KELLYGUARD VALVES

Standard Model and NACE Trim Kellyguard Valves


seals are O-rings with backup rings on each side. The crank seal is a "T" with backup rings on each side. The sleeve seal is an O-ring with backup rings on each side. The standard Kellyguard valve is intended for normal drilling environments and those described in NACE MR0175, section 11, which states: "The drilling environment is controlled by maintaining drilling fluid hydrostatic head and fluid density to minimize formation fluid in-flow and by the use of one or more of the following: 1) Maintenance of pH 10 or higher to neutralize H2S in the drilled formation, 2) use of chemical sulfide scavengers, and 3) use of a drilling fluid in which oil is the continuous phase." This configuration is designed for operating pressures of 10,000 or 15,000 psi. The NACE Trim Kellyguard valve is intended for normal and corrosive drilling environments and limited exposure to H2S. The limiting factors for H2S exposure includes H2S concentration, pH, time, and temperature. This configuration uses a standard Kellyguard valve body and NACE compliant internal parts and is rated for 10,000 psi operating pressure.

Cutaway View These are cutaway views of the valve in the closed position. Hydril offers Kellyguard: standard and NACE Trim models. In the Hydril NACE Trim, the internal parts only are NACE compatible.
Contact your Hydril representative for more information regarding Hydril Kellyguard valves suitable for H2S sour gas service.

KELLYGUARD VALVES

Operational Advantages and Durable Components Result in Low Cost of Ownership


Hydril designed and developed the original one piece Kellyguard valve to fit the full range of kelly valve applications, and set the standard for the industry. The Kellyguard valve can serve as an upper kelly cock, top drive kelly cock, lower kelly cock, drill pipe safety valve, and mud saver. Minimum torque is needed to open the valve. Abrasion-Resistant Metal-toMetal Seals are Effective in Low or High Pressure. The sealing surfaces on the ball and seats are metal-to-metal providing reliable sealing from low to high pressure. 10,000 or 15,000 psi Protection Kellyguard valves have a one piece compact body for easy handling and provide protection from 10,000 or 15,000 psi. For maximum safety, Hydril tests all bodies at 1 1/2 times rated working pressure. Pressure Balancing Allows Easy Opening. The Kellyguard valve is easily opened, even while sealing pressure. Operating torque is minimized by balancing pressures, above and below the ball. Pressure applied to the top of the ball equalizes well pressure acting on the ball from below. Because the ball is floating, the downward pressure acting on it reduces the friction between the ball and the seat. This reduction in friction decreases the torque required to rotate the ball, and thus allow opening of the valve. Designed for Demands of Modern Applications: Stainless Steel, Interchangeable Parts, Easy Maintenance, Long Service Life. Kellyguard valves require little maintenance. They have few operating parts, allowing easy repair. No lubrication is necessary except during assembly. All internal parts are stainless steel for corrosion resistance and long service life. They are precisely manufactured for interchangeability, allowing easy fitting of parts during assembly or repair. For traditional applications, Kellyguard valves are manufactured with enough length on each end to recut the connection in case of damaged threads or shoulders. The box and pin connections are cared for as any tool joint with periodic inspections.

Stainless steel ball and seats provide metal-to-metal sealing to ensure pressure integrity under a wide range of operating conditions.

Hydril manufacturing procedures meet the highest international standards of quality. Hydril's 9001 Certificate attests to its commitment to quality.
Open and close positions are clearly indicated on all models. A stop mechanism ensures full 90 degrees rotation for full opening and closing. Proper positioning of the ball provides excellent performance and a long service life. Minimum torque is needed to open the valve because of the pressure balancing function.

Kellyguard Valve Features

KELLYGUARD VALVES

Well pressure creates primary seal. The primary seal is produced by forcing the ball against the upper seat. Sealing is efficient in high or low pressure. Under low pressure, the spring-loaded lower seat creates initial sealing. High pressure forces the ball against the upper seat.

Quality control measures are exacting. Here, the stainless steel ball is prepared for inspection. The precise shape of the ball is recorded using a Talyrond inspection device. Each and every ball is inspected for size, finish, and sphericity. Pressure balancing. With a closed valve containing well pressure from below, pressure applied from above equalizes the force on the ball. This pressure balancing significantly reduces operating torque necessary to open the valve, even at high pressure.

Kellyguard valves feature a replaceable operating crank sleeve. This sleeve protects the body from unnecessary wear to extend life and reduce costs. The crank operates inside the sleeve and is coated to reduce friction. The coating decreases torque and wear between the bearing surfaces. The sleeve also has a positive stop mechanism so the crank turns 90 degrees for full opening and closing. Operation is easy with the hex-operating wrench.
T-shaped seal and backup rings provide a pressure seal and minimize rotational friction.

Ball

Downward pressure seal for mud saver. Pressure from above acts on the ball forcing it against the lower seat to provide a reliable seal.

O-ring seal and backup rings provide a seal between the body and sleeve.

Coupler Operating Crank Crank Dog

Sleeve

Open Position

Closed Position

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Kellyguard Sizes Engineering Data


Valve Size inches
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4

ID inches
1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 13/16 2 13/16 2 13/16 2 13/16 2 13/16 2 13/16 2 13/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16 3 1/16

Weight lbs.
53 69 59 59 69

Hex Wrench inches


1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Connection

OD inches

Length inches
16.50 16.06 15.50 16.60 16.50 25.00 15.51 18.06 18.06 17.56 17.56 17.82 17.56 15.50 18.06 17.56 20.06 20.06 19.56 19.56 15.75 33.06 20.06 20.06 19.56 19.56 19.56 19.56 19.56 15.81 19.56 16.56 19.56 16.25

10,000 psi Part Number


3132183-1 3132183-2 3132183-3 3132183-4 3132183-5 3132183-6

10,000 psi NACE Trim Part Number


3132185-1 3132185-2 3132185-3 3132185-4 3132185-5 3132185-6

15,000 psi Part Number


3132184-1 3132184-2 3132184-3 3132184-4 3132184-5 3132184-6 3132184-7

NC31 (2 7/8 IF) NC38 (3 1/2 IF) 3 1/2 EUE 8R 2 7/8 EUE 8R WT38 NC38 (3 1/2 IF) XT39 NC38 (3 1/2 IF) 4 1/2 FH NC50 (4 1/2 IF) NC46 (4 IF) 4 1/2 REG LH NC40 (4" FH) NC38 SHORT WT 40 DS50 NC46 (4 IF) NC50 (4 1/2 IF) 5 1/2 IF 6 5/8 REG LH NC50 SHORT NC50 LONG HT55 (400) NC50 RH 5 1/2 FH NC56 5 1/2 IF 6 5/8 REG LH 6 5/8 REG RH 6 5/8 REG RH SHORT 6 5/8 FH 7 5/8 REG RH 5 1/2 FH DSTJ pin X WT50 box XT57

4.25 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.75 4.75 5.00 5.38 6.13 6.38 6.13 6.13 5.38 5.38 5.38 6.38 6.63 6.63 7.75 7.75 6.63 6.63 7.00 7.38 7.38 7.38 7.75 7.75 7.88 7.38 8.00 8.63 7.38 7.38

80 115 135 120 115 80

5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8

3132172-1 3132172-2 3132172-3 3132172-4 3132172-5 3132172-6 3132172-9

3132174-1 3132174-2 3132174-3 3132174-4 3132174-5 3132174-6 3132174-11

3132173-1 3132173-2 3132173-3 3132173-4 3132173-5 3132173-6

3132173-14 3132173-11 3132166-1 3132166-2 3132166-3 3132166-4 3132166-5 3132166-6 3133038 3132169-1 3132169-2 3132169-3 3132169-4 3132169-5 3132169-6 3132169-7 3132169-8 3132169-9 3132170-10 3132170-14 3132170-15 3132171-1 3132171-2 3132171-3 3132171-4 3132171-5 3132171-6 3132171-7 3132170-1 3132170-2 3132170-3 3132170-4 3132170-5 3132170-6 3132170-7 3132168-1 3132168-2 3132168-3 3132168-4 3132168-5 3132168-6 3132163-1 3132163-2 3132163-3 3132163-4 3132163-5 3132163-6

130 134 228 215 117

7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8

180 192 188 218 218

7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8

140 205 270

7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8

Kellyguard Application Data


MAKE-UP TORQUE FOR KELLYGUARD CONNECTION
VALVE SIZE (IN.) 3 MAXIMUM MAKE-UP MAKE-UP TORQUE TORQUE (FT.-LBS)* (FT.-LBS)** 5,900 9,100 9,100 17,000 17,400 18,900 20,300 17,000 18,900 41,700 18,900 28,000 41,700 8,700 17,000 13,200 28,900 26,200 39,300 22,700 26,900 34,100 56,700 32,700 47,800 54,000

KELLYGUARD DRILL STEM VALVES

4-1/4" 10,000 PSI W.P. KELLYGUARD* VALVE

CONNECTION NC 31 (2 7/8 API IF) NC 38 (3 1/2 API IF)

3 1/2

NC 38 (3 1/2 API IF) NC 46 (4 API IF) 4 1/2 FH NC 50 (4 1/2 API IF) 4 1/2 API REG LH

4 1/4

NC 46 (4 API IF) NC 50 (4 1/2 API IF) 6 5/8 API REG LH

5 1/4

NC 50 (4 1/2 API IF) 5 1/2 FH 6 5/8 API REG LH

**The Torque values listed are upper limits not to be exceeded. The correct make-up torque for a specific Kellyguard/Drill pipe connection will be the make-up torque recommended in API Spec RP 7G for the Drill Pipe/Tool Joint combination or the value listed above, which ever is lower.

The graph represents torque as a function of pressure. The line identified as (A) depicts torque required to open the valve with 0 pressure above the ball. Although this is infrequently done, it is of interest when compared to other manufacturers valves. Line (B) depicts the balance condition, i.e. pressure above and below ball are approximately equal. Note the reduction in torque requirement. *Graphs for other size and Kellyguard valves are similar.

INTERCHANGEABILITY OF ROTARY SHOULDER CONNECTIONS


API CONNECTION INTERNAL FLUSH FULL HOLE EXTRA HOLE WIDE OPEN SLIM HOLE 2 7/8 3 1/2 4 3 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2 NC26 2 3/8 NC31 2 7/8 NC38 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 4 5 4 1/2 NC40 NC46 4 NC50 4 1/2

Most Hydril Kellyguard end connections can be re-cut. Contact your Hydril representative for more information.

Hex Wrench Size, across flats

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Kellyguard Parts List


Valve Item No. Qty. Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1* 1* 1* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1* 1* 1*

Part Name
Lower Seat Ball Upper Seat Crank Sleeve Lower Split Ring Upper Split Ring Retainer Ring Spiral Retainer Ring Seal Kit Lower Seat Spring Coupler Repair Kit Lower Seat Ball Upper Seat Crank Sleeve Lower Split Ring Upper Split Ring Retainer Ring Spiral Retainer Ring Seal Kit Lower Seat Spring Coupler Repair Kit Lower Seat Ball Upper Seat Crank Sleeve Lower Split Ring Upper Split Ring Retainer Ring Spiral Retainer Ring Seal Kit Lower Seat Spring Coupler Repair Kit Lower Seat Ball Upper Seat Crank Sleeve Lower Split Ring Upper Split Ring Retainer Ring Spiral Retainer Ring Seal Kit Lower Seat Spring Coupler Repair Kit

10M
3132111 1007483 3132085 3131113 3131096 3131059 3131098 3131149 1920003-231 1007482 1004295-5 3131175 3132370 3132113 1004583 3132088 3131111 3131094 3131061 3131100 3131151 1920003-287 1006889 1004295-3 3131173 3132371 3132115 1001893 3132091 3131090 3131136 3131063 3131102 3131153 1920003-362 1004485 1004295-2 3131170 3132372 3132118 3109423 3132094 3131090 3131136 3131065 3131104 3131155 1920003-387 1004486 1004295-4 3131170 3132373

10M NACE
3132155 3132231 3132159 3131118 3131169 3131060 3131099 3131150 1920003-231 1007178 1007685-3 3131176 3132179 3132156 3132232 3132160 3131117 3131095 3131062 3131101 3131152 1920003-287 1007278 1007685-2 3131172 3132180 3132157 3132233 3132161 3131115 3131091 3131064 3131103 3131154 1900149-159 1007678 1007685-1 3131171 3132181 3132158 3132234 3132162 3131115 3131091 3131066 3131105 3131156 1900149-161 1007778 1007685-4 3131171 3132182

15M
3132111 1007483 3132085 3131113 3131096 3131059 3131098 3131149 1920003-231 1007482 1004295-5 3131175 3132370 3132113 1004583 3132088 3131111 3131094 3131061 3131100 3131151 1920003-287 1006889 1004295-3 3131173 3132371 3132115 1001893 3132091 3131090 3131136 3131063 3131102 3131153 1920003-362 1004485 1004295-2 3131170 3132372 3132118 3109423 3132094 3131090 3131136 3131065 3131104 3131155 1920003-387 1004486 1004295-4 3131170 3132373

3 1/2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1* 1* 1* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1* 1* 1*

*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1* 1* 1* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1* 1* 1*

4 1/4

5 1/4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1* 1* 1* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1* 1* 1*

* Included in Repair Kit


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Kellyguard Detail View of Parts


Spiral wound retainer ring Upper split retainer ring

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Retainer ring 9 Upper seat 8 Included in item No.10

Upper O-ring with backups

Lower split retainer ring

Ball 7 Operating Crank 3 Crank Sleeve Lower seat spring Lower seat

4 2 Body

Lower O-ring with backups

1 Cutaway view of standard Hydril Kellyguard valve in open position. 5 12 Included in item No.10 11

Body

Included in item No.10

Exploded parts view of Hydril Kellyguard Valve

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Kellyguard Assembly Procedure


DISASSEMBLY
1. Rotate the ball to the open position. 2. Remove the spiral-wound retaining ring (figure 7-2) and the solid retaining ring (figure 7-3). 3. Compress the lower seat spring with the assembly tool (figure 7-4) and remove the upper split retainer ring. 4. Use the assembly tool to pull the upper seat (figure 7-5). 5. Compress the lower seat spring and remove the lower split retainer ring (figure 7-6). 6. Rotate the ball to the closed position and remove. 7. Press the crank assembly VALVE SERIES 3 - 3 1/2 4 1/4 - 5 1/4 6 1/4
Figure 7-2

(sleeve, crank, coupler and seals) into the bore and remove. 8. Remove the lower seat (figure 7-7). 9. Remove upper O-ring and backup rings.

ASSEMBLY TOOL PART NO. 1006175 1005693 3123539 3120299


Figure 7-1 Assembly Tool

7 1/4

Figure 7-3

Figure 7-4

Figure 7-5

Figure 7-6

Figure 7-7

ASSEMBLY Lubricate All Parts Prior to Assembly.


1. Insert the lower seat assembly (seat, seals, and spring) into the body and pull into place with the assembly tool. 2. Press the crank assembly into the hole from the bore and rotate to closed position. 3. Rotate the ball to a closed position and insert. 4. Install the upper O-ring and backup rings. 5. Install the lower split retainer ring in the lowest groove. 6. Install the upper seat using the assembly tool. 7. Install the upper split retainer ring and the solid retainer ring. Release the assembly tool. 8. Install the spiral-wound retaining ring. 9. Pressure test the valve. It is ready for service.

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Kellyguard Maintenance and Testing


MAINTENANCE
The Kellyguard valve requires very little maintenance. The box and pin connections should be cared for just as any other tool joint. Periodic inspection of connections is suggested. It should be greased during assembly. The seals in the valve should be replaced at a regular interval. The type of service the valve is given will affect the length of time between seal changes. If the valve is used with oilbase muds, the seals should be changed more often than with water-base muds. Six to nine months is a normal interval for seal changes under most conditions. Whenever the valve is disassembled, all elastomeric seals should be changed (see section 5 for assembly-disassembly instructions). 5. the system for five (5) seconds and close bleed the valve. Pressurize valve cavity to rated working pressure. After five (5) minutes at the rated working pressure, observe crank seal for fluid leakage. No leakage is allowed. Drop pressure to zero. With bleed valve open and system filled, rotate the ball to the closed position. Pressurize the lower valve cavity to the rated working pressure and allow system to stabilize for five (5) minutes after system has stabilized. The maximum allowable pressure drop is 100 psi. Depressurize and drain valve. Torque shall be as shown in Table 1. When all tests are successfully completed, drain all fluid from the valve assembly and blow dry. Fill and drain all internal cavities with hydraulic oil. Install thread protectors on ends.
Table 1 Size 3 3 1/2 4 1/4 5 1/4 Torque (Ft-Lbs) 5-25 10-35 15-40 14-45

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6. 7. 8.

9. 10.

TESTING
1. Rotate ball to open position. 2. Install test plug and test cap in box and pin ends. 3 Measure torque to close and open valve. Torque shall be as shown in Table 1. 4. Mount valve in the vertical position with the ball and bleed valve open and fill valve cavity with soluble oil mixture. Once the system is filled, cycle the valve five (5) times to bleed the air. Overflow

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CHECKGUARD VALVES

Checkguard Valve Applications and Operations


The Checkguard drop-in check valve is used in the drill string. The check valve remains top side until needed and is retrievable by wire line. It prevents upward flow through the drill pipe, but allows fluid to be pumped downward to circulate the well. The check valve provides the driller with a means to control the drill pipe pressures when required. Installing a Checkguard valve improves well control significantly. It serves as a check valve to prevent upward flow through the drill string while permitting downward mud pumping or flow from injectors. Latching the check valve into the landing sub contains the pressure in the drill pipe. While stripping drill pipe into the hole, checkguard valves control upward pressure in the drill pipe. Prior to shearing drill pipe, install the check valve to protect against the release of well pressure. Installation of the check valve simplifies well control, since formation pressures cannot communicate up the drill string. While tripping, Checkguard valves contain upward well bore pressure in the drill pipe, allowing the top connection to be open. Checkguard valves use a spring and ball design. Fluid can be pumped through the valve from the top. But when fluid tries to flow from the bottom to the top, the spring-loaded ball seals it. New Abrasion Resistant Materials for the Checkguard The ball seat has been improved with the addition of a Tungsten Carbide coated sealing surface. A new ceramic ball has been incorporated. These new components are added to increase the abrasion resistance of the valve to mud flow through it, thus increasing its life. A large rubber packer provides sealing when fluid attempts to flow around the valve. The tapered body engages the packer. The body is driven upward by pressure from below. As the drill string pressure increases, the pressure from below forces a tighter seal. INSTALLATION AND RETRIEVAL Install the landing sub in the drill string while tripping into the hole. Position the landing sub in the lower end of the drill string. Install the check valve by dropping it into an open tool joint. Connect the kelly and pump the check valve into the landing sub. Use the drill pipe safety Kellyguard valve and lower Kellyguard valve if excessive back flow exists. Retrieve the check valve by installing a sinker bar above the retrieving tool and using a wire line. Use normal wire line procedures. Another way is to trip the drill string and remove the check valve from the landing sub with the retrieval tool. For better operation, ensure the rubber packer is clean and pliable. Check for foreign substances such as paint, grease, and dirt on the packer surface. Check for cracking and embrittlement of packer. Never oil the rubber packer. Replace packer if condition requires. The check valve should be disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated once it is retrieved from the landing sub after downhole use. A suitable O-ring lubricant such as castrol oil may be used.The valve should be stored in a protected area, away from UV-rays and other harsh elements, while not in use. This protects working part.

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CHECKGUARD VALVES

Checkguard Valve Offshore Application

Offshore applications A must for every shear ram application on floating and surface drilling

Drill pipe has been sheared after Checkguard valve has been landed in sub.

Shear / blind ram

Tool joint hangs on pipe ram

Checkguard valve in place

The Checkguard valve should be available to close off the drill string bore before shearing the drill pipe in subsea or surface drilling where shear / blind rams are applied. The check valve is pumped down to the landing sub prior to shearing the drill pipe. Later, reestablishment of well control will be simplified as the blind rams and annular BOP can be opened without experiencing flow up through the drill pipe.

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CHECKGUARD VALVES

Checkguard Valve Selection

Landing Sub After the correct size check valve is determined, choose a matching landing sub. Select a landing sub with threaded connections and outside diameter compatible with the mating tool joints of the drill string.

Retrieving Tool Fitted with a 5/8 API sucker rod connection (15/16-10 UNS) for connection to wireline. Check Valve Use the largest size check valve that can pass through the drill string to the landing sub to provide the largest flow area for circulation. Determine the smallest inside diameter through which the check valve must pass. Verify kelly, lower kelly valve, tool joints, and sometimes drill collars. The check valve OD must be at least 1/16 inch smaller than this inside diameter. Once smallest bore is determined, read across table for correct valve size.

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Checkguard Valve Selection


15,000 psi NACE TRIM CHECKGUARD ASSEMBLY (VALVE, SUB & TOOL) CHK L-SUB END ASSEMBLY NO. CONNECTION PART NO.
#27 NC 31 (2 7/8 IF) NC 38 (3 1/2 IF) WT 38 XT 39 #35 NC 38 (3 1/2 IF) 4 1/2 FH NC 46 (IF) NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) 4 1/2 RRH 4 1/2 RRHBXB 3 1/2 EUE 4 1/2 NVAM WT40 WT40 box x XT39 pin WT40 box x HT38 pin #43 NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) NC 46 (4 IF) NC 46 (4 IF) NC 46 (4 IF) NC 46 (4 IF) 5 1/2 FH NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) #48 NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) 5 1/2 FH 6 5/8 RRH 6 5/8 RRH BXB 6 5/8 FH 6 5/8 RRH NC 50 (4 1/2 IF) 6 5/8 FH 6 5/8 FH WT 56 XT57 WT50 box X HT55 pin XT57 XT57 box X HT55 pin 3126321-01 3126321-02 3126321-03 3126321-04 3126322-01 3126322-02 3126322-03 3126322-04 3126322-05 3126322-06 3126322-07 3126322-09 3126322-15 3126322-16 3126322-17 3126323-01 3126323-02 3126323-03 3126323-04 3126323-05 3126323-06 3126323-07 3126323-08 3126323-10 3126323-19 3126324-01 3126324-02 3126324-03 3126324-04 3126324-05 3126324-06 3126324-08 3126324-11 3126324-12 3126324-14 3126324-16 3126324-19 3126324-20 3126324-21 3 1 11/16 23 3126351 2 11/16 1 3/8 18 3126350 2 3/16 7/8 13 3126349

CHECKGUARD VALVES

CHECK VALVE O.D. inches


1 11/16

LANDING SUB PART NO.


3126348

RETRIEVAL TOOL WT lbs.


105

BORE inches
5/8

WT lbs.
5

O.D. inches
4 1/8 4 3/4 5 1/8 5 4 3/4 6 6 1/4 6 3/8 5 3/4 5 3/4 5 5 5 1/2 5 3/8 5 1/4 6 1/8 6 1/4 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 1/8 6 1/4 6 3/8 6 1/2 7 6 5/8 6 3/8 7 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 6 5/8 8 1/4 8 1/2 7 3/4 8 7 1/8 7 3/8 7

BORE inches
1 5/8

LENGTH inches
36

PART NO.
3126354-1 3126354-2 3126354-3 3126354-4

WT
8

PART NO.
1007225

2 1/8

36

120

3126355-1 3126355-2 3126355-3 3126355-4 3126355-5 3126355-6 3126355-10 3126355-12 3126355-15 3126355-16 3126357-17

14

1007425

2 5/8

36

230

3126356-1 3126356-2 3126356-3 3126356-4 3126356-5 3126356-6 3126356-7 3126356-8 3126356-10 3126356-19

21

1004625

2 15/16

36

220

3126357-1 3126357-2 3126357-3 3126357-4 3126357-5 3126357-6 3126357-8 3126357-11 3126357-12 3126357-14 3126357-16 3126357-19 3126357-20 3126357-21

28

1007725

To Select correct Checkguard valve determine:


1. Smallest bore in drill string through which the check valve must pass. 2. Landing sub connection size and type. 3. Outside diameter of mating tool joints.

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CHECKGUARD VALVES

Checkguard Features

Checkguard is a drop-in check valve for the drill string. The check valve remains top side until needed and is retrievable by wire line. It provides the driller a means to control the drill pipe pressure when required. The check valve prevents upward flow through the drill pipe, but allows fluid to be pumped downward to circulate the well. 15,000 psi Working Pressure Checkguard seals up to 15,000 psi working pressure; yet it is lightweight and easily handled. Maximized Flow Area Downward flow areas are maximized, allowing high flow capacity and long life. Installed As Needed The check valve remains on the drill floor until it is needed. Many downhole valves are part of the drill string and are constantly subject to abrasive wear. This

wear results in frequent replacement of valves and can prevent valve closure when needed. Checkguard is not exposed to premature deterioration. Only the landing sub is installed as the drill string is run. When control is needed, the check valve is pumped down the drill string where it latches automatically in the landing sub. Wire Line Retrieved Since the check valve can be wire line retrieved, it eliminates the need to trip the drill string for retrieval. Yet retrieval can also be accomplished after tripping out the drill string. Positive Closure Traveling down the drill string, the check valve lands on the landing sub sleeve and latches positively into place. The replaceable landing sleeve has recessed areas into which the check valve packer seals. Upward pressure is contained by the packer and ball.

Landing sub in drill string. check valve is stored top side.

Check valve has landed in the sub. it is allowing circulation of drilling fluid.

The check valve has landed and latched in the sub and is containing well pressure. The ball closes against upward pressure.

The retrieving tool is unlatching and lifting the check valve.

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Checkguard Valve Assembly Parts


1D 1E

CHECKGUARD VALVES

CHECK VALVE ASSEMBLY


ITEM
1A ***1B 1C 1D 1E ***1F ***1G ***1H 1I 1J ***1K ***1L 1M 1N

DESCRIPTION
CAGE, BALL SEAT, BALL BODY NUT SLIP PACKER BACKUP RING, INNER BACKUP RING, OUTER RETAINING RING SPRING, UPPER SPRING, VALVE BALL RETAINING SCREW SET SCREW REPAIR KIT

QTY
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

NO. 27
3132109 3127085 3126367 3127090 3127036 3126334 3127092 3127093 3126579-2 3126660 3126515 1900754-2 3125122-2 1900755-0603 3133165

NO. 35
3132108 3126408 3125115 3125116 3125117 3125118 3126560 3126561 3126579-3 3126516 3126517 1900754-3 3125122-3 1900755-0604 3133166

NO. 43
3132107 3126450 3126588 3126586 3126587 3126397 3126590 3126589 3126579-4 3126518 3126519 1900754-4 3125122-3 1900755-0604 3133167

NO. 48
3131853 3127110 3127112 3127113 3127052 3126563 3127114 3127115 3126579-5 3126520 3126521 1900754-5 3125122-3 1900755-0604 3133168 6 5 4 1A 1L 1K 1N 1F 1B 1M 1M 1I 1H 1G 1C 1J

***Included in Repair Kit

LANDING SUB ASSEMBLY


ITEM
2 **3 4 5 **6 *7 *8 *9 **

DESCRIPTION
SUB BODY LANDING SLEEVE SPLIT RING RING RETAINER RING RETAINER-SPIRAL QUAD RING O RING BACKUP RING SEAL KIT REPAIR KIT

QTY
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

NO. 27

NO. 35

NO. 43

NO. 48
3

3127095 3131099 3131150 1920003-231 1921173-230 1900004-233 1920069-233 3133149 3133152

3125119 3131101 3131152 1900149-148 1921173-234 1900004-340 1920069-340 3133148 3133151

3126392 3131103 3131154 1900149-159 1921173-240 1900004-346 1920069-346 3133147 3133150

3127117 3131105 3131156 1900149-161 1921173-244 1900004-349 1920069-349 3126357-SK 3126357-RK 2 8 7 9

*Included in Seal Kit **Included in Repair Kit

RETRIEVAL TOOL (Not shown in this illustration)


ITEM DESCRIPTION
RETRIEVAL TOOL

QTY
1

NO. 27
1007225

NO. 35
1007425

NO. 43
1004625

NO. 48
1007725

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CHECKGUARD VALVES

Checkguard Valve Maintenance


PACKER REPLACEMENT (1F) 1. Remove retainer ring (1I) and two retaining screws (1M) from valve body (1C). 2. Slide lower portion of valve from valve body. 3. Remove outer backup ring (1H), inner backup ring (1G), and packer (1F). 4. Check metal parts for damage. If in good condition, install new packer (1F) with square shouldered end down (toward ball). Do not oil or grease packer. 5. Install inner and outer backup rings (1H and 1G). 6. Slide lower portion of valve into valve body by hand. Install two retaining screws (1M) into valve body (1C). Ensure that screws are fully seated in groove on outside of ball seat (1B). 7. Install retainer ring (1I) over two retaining screws (1M) so that ring fits into slots on screws. VALVE REPLACEMENT (1N) 1. Remove set screw (1N) from ball cage (1A). 2. Unscrew and remove ball cage (1A) from ball seat (1B). 3. Remove ball (1L) and ball spring (1K). 4. Inspect ball seat to ensure good sealing surface. Repair if not smooth before replacing ball and spring. 5. Replace and tighten ball cage onto ball seat. 6. Install set screw (1N) into ball cage (1A). Ensure that screw is fully seated in groove on ball seat (1B). SLIP DISASSEMBLY / ASSEMBLY (1E) 1. Unscrew and remove slip nut (1D) from valve body (1C). 2. Remove slip (1E) and slip spring (1J). 3. Clean and inspect disassembled parts. Replace any parts that are worn or damaged. 4. Lubricate surfaces with light grease. 5. Install slip spring (1J) and slip (1E). 6. Install slip nut (1D). LANDING SUB DISASSEMBLY/ ASSEMBLY (2-9) 1. Remove the retaining ring (6) and the retainer ring (5) from the upper split ring (4). 2. Remove the upper split ring (4) from the sub body (2). 3. Remove the landing sleeve (3). 4. Remove the O-ring (7) from the landing sleeve. 5. Remove the O-ring (8) and back up rings (9) from the sub body. 6. Clean and inspect disassembled parts that are worn or damaged. 18 7. Lubricate surfaces with light grease. 8. Install the O-ring (8) and back up rings (9) in the ring groove in the sub body. 9. Install the O-ring (7) into the landing sleeve (3) 10. Install the landing sleeve (3). 11. Install the upper split ring (4) into the sub body (2). 12. Install the retainer ring (5) and the retaining ring (6) into the upper split ring (4). CHECKGUARD VALVE STORAGE At the conclusion of each well or prior to placing the valve in storage for even a brief period, it is recommended that the Checkguard valve be disassembled, cleaned, inspected, lubricated thoroughly with non-petroleum base oil such as castor oil or silicon oil, and reassemble. Do not lubricate packer. Replacement of worn packer, seal rings and other parts can be made conveniently at this time.

6 1D 1E 5 4

1J

7 8 1C 9

1M

1M 1I 1H 1G

1F

1B 1L 1K 1N 1A Retrieving Tool

Rubber Goods Storage for Checkguard and Kellyguard Valves


The term rubber goods includes synthetic compounds, such as Nitrile Copolymers and Neoprene, as well as natural rubber parts. The ideal storage situation for rubber goods would be in vacuum-sealed containers maintained in a cool, dry, dark storage area. Atmosphere, light, and heat accelerate deterioration of rubber goods. The term aging means cumulative effects of all three attacking agents over a period of time. The rubber goods are also affected by stretching or bending from normal shape, extreme cold, or chemical reactions with solvents and petroleum products. The following recommendations will allow vendors and users of oil field equipment to maximize normally available storage facilities for rubber goods. 1. Keep the rubber storage area as dark as possible preferably indoors, not outdoors, and away from direct sunlight, skylights, windows, and direct artificial lighting. The ultraviolet content of the light spectrum accelerates cracking. 2. Select a cool location (ideally below 90F) that is away from heaters, stoves and direct blasts of space heaters. Heat causes a gradual hardening of rubber goods. The process is greatly accelerated when ozone or oxygen is present. In extremely cold climates, some rubber goods become so brittle they will shatter when dropped or handled roughly. 3. Keep rubber goods away from electrical machinery (motors, switch gear, or any high voltage equipment producing corona). Avoid locations susceptible to drafts that will carry the atmosphere from electrical machinery to the rubber goods storage area. Exposure to the atmosphere allows ozone (O3), a very active form of oxygen, to react with and be especially detrimental to rubber goods. Two principal sources of ozone are (1) atmospheric ozone, and (2) ozone created by electrical discharges such as lighting, high voltage corona, and electrical machinery. Points of strain in rubber goods attacked by ozone are characterized by a hard skin, which eventually crazes into small cracks and may turn chalky or assume a bark-like appearance. 4. The practice of first-in, first-out inventory management is essential with rubber goods. 5. Store rubber goods in a relaxed position in their normal shape. Stretching or bending rubber goods will result in accelerated aging or cracking. For example, do not hang o-rings on pegs, glands, BOP testers, or operator parts. Periodically inspect to detect aging signs and treat the rubber goods that must be stored in a stretched attitude with age resistant compounds. 6. Rubber goods storage areas should be kept as dry as possible. Remove oil, grease or other foreign materials from the storage area to preclude spillage on rubber goods. Rubber goods, both natural and synthetic, possess some degree of susceptibility to deterioration from various solvents, especially oil field liquid hydrocarbons, which cause swelling/shrinkage. If storage for extended periods is anticipated, sealed containers are recommended. Impervious surface coverings are recommended. Impervious surface coverings such as waxing will increase shelf life. Since the aging of a rubber product is dependent upon all of the above factors plus its size, specific composition, and function, no precise figure is available for "storage life." Generally, the greater the ratio of surface area to volume, the more susceptible a part is to being rendered useless by aging. For example, a relatively large part (by volume), such as a packing unit, might be expected to have a much longer useful shelf life than a large diameter O-ring. No general rule can be drawn regarding usability. A large, heavy part might suffer the same total amount of aging as a small, light piece and still be useful, whereas the light piece would be rendered useless. Thus, judgment becomes the rule and where there is doubt, replace the part. Prior to using rubber goods that have been stored for periods of time, these checks should be made: Is there "chalking" or "barking"? Has the part developed a "hard skin"? Do cracks appear? (Sometimes cracks will be obvious; stretch or bend the part in question so that any incipient cracks or very thin cracks will be revealed.) Will a suspect part pass a hardness test? (In the event that the hardness runs 15 points higher than the normal hardness of the part, it is considered non-usable.) Note: Hardness is affected by temperature, and readings should be taken with the rubber part at 70F.

RUBBER GOODS STORAGE

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