TOP-CO LP

Auto Fill – BV & HF Valves
The Top-Co plunger valve can be configured to work as a straight check valve or may be ordered with the auto fill option. The auto fill option allows for filling of the casing during run in operations. The auto fill feature uses balls which a placed in the 3rd groove (only) on the shaft holding the plunger in the open position

Auto-fill balls (3rd groove only)
Figure 1: BV Valve in auto fill position Figure 2: HF Valve in auto fill position

When this valve is ordered in the auto fill configuration care must be taken during the running in of the casing to prevent sudden stops or erratic movement. Erratic movement may cause the fluid to obtain the flow rate required to trip the valve. The auto fill can be field set to one of three positions. The different positions determine the rate at which the casing can be filled as it is run into the well. The method by which the valve becomes converted to a conventional check valve is by pumping fluid through the valve at a predetermined rate which forces the valve open and releases the balls set around the stem of the valve. The valve may only be tripped on one occasion.
7720-17 Street Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6P 1S7 Telephone: (780) 440-4440 Fax: (780) 440-4443 Toll Free: 1-(866) 640-4440 (USA and Canada Only) General Enquiries: sales@top-co.ca Website: www.top-co.ca

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plunger should be fully depressed . The illustration below is of a valve fully compressed NOTE: Using excessive force to open the plunger valve may cause damage to the valve. Alberta. Canada T6P 1S7 Telephone: (780) 440-4440 Fax: (780) 440-4443 Toll Free: 1-(866) 640-4440 (USA and Canada Only) General Enquiries: sales@top-co.the third groove visible in the stem of the valve when the ball valve is fully compressed. To convert the float collar and float shoe for automatic fill-up operation the following installation procedure must be completed.ca Website: www.TOP-CO LP Auto Fill – BV & HF Valves The valve can be field set to allow fill-up prior to running when this option has been ordered in single valve equipment. a.ca Rev 1   Page 2 . SETTING THE AUTO FILL FEATURE The Type 225 Float Collar and Type 226 Float Shoe with Auto Fill-up Plunger Ball Valve are designed for multiple function use in vertical and horizontal wells. The valve and cement can be drilled with either PDC bits or conventional rotary tri-cone bit.top-co. 7720-17 Street Edmonton. Gently depress the plunger from the Box end of the equipment to the 3rd groove position. For multiple valve equipment auto fill must be factory set at time of manufacture. 1.

Slowly release plunger ball while holding brass balls in place. Take the four 1/4" brass balls and position equally around the groove plunger shaft and ball seat. the plunger ball rod should be centered within the lower ball seat.ca Rev 1   Page 3 . d. When installed.TOP-CO LP Auto Fill – BV & HF Valves b.top-co. Canada T6P 1S7 Telephone: (780) 440-4440 Fax: (780) 440-4443 Toll Free: 1-(866) 640-4440 (USA and Canada Only) General Enquiries: sales@top-co. Inspect location of brass balls to ensure proper installation.ca Website: www. Auto-fill balls (3rd groove only) c. Alberta. e. 7720-17 Street Edmonton. Re-inspect at location prior to making equipment up on casing.

4 ½” to 6 5/8”” Float (2 1/2” Valve) Ball High Flow Valve 3 3 5 5 8 8 7” to 13 3/8” (3” Valve) Ball High Flow Valve 4 4 7 7 14 17 16” to 30” (4” Valve) High Flow 6 17 26 Valve Type Position 1 Position 2 Position 3 3.8 BPM by the capacity (BBL/FT) of casing. 4 1/2” to 6 5/8” Float (2 1/2” Valve) Ball High Flow Valve 8 8 7” to 13 3/8” (3” Valve) Ball High Flow Valve 13 16 16” to 30” (4” Valve) High Flow 25 Valve Type Position 3 The following are the circulating rates (BPM) required to convert the valve from an auto fill-up to a back pressure valve depending.ca Website: www. When using the auto fill-up valve. Alberta. jerking or vibration of the casing during running operations.e. do not exceed lifting rate (FT/MIN) calculated by dividing 2.0732 equal’s 38. care must be taken to control conditions to avoid premature conversion to a back pressure valve by: a. Canada T6P 1S7 Telephone: (780) 440-4440 Fax: (780) 440-4443 Toll Free: 1-(866) 640-4440 (USA and Canada Only) General Enquiries: sales@top-co.top-co. FLOW RATES Based upon average weight and viscosity drilling mud. 9 5/8" 47 PPF casing has capacity of 0. RUNNING OF AUTO FILL TOOLS When running casing in the automatic fill-up configuration.ca Rev 1   Page 4 . Sudden movement. the following are the rates (BPM) at which casing will fill as it is run into the well. b. Lifting the casing too fast.25 FT/MIN maximum lifting rate 7720-17 Street Edmonton.TOP-CO LP Auto Fill – BV & HF Valves 2.8 divided by 0.0732 BBL/FT and maximum lifting rate is 2. i. This may be caused by setting the slips while the casing is still moving or landing the casing string against a severe dogleg or shoulder in hole.