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TRAINING MANUAL

PRODUCT INFORMATION SERIES

Licensed User Support Document

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Use of MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC products is governed by License Agreement

MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC


7315 Business Place
Arlington, TX 76001
tel. 817.701.5100 fax 817.701.5105
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Disclaimer
This operating Manual covers MCR Oil Tools, LLC products presently offered for sale including
radial cutting torch systems and perforating torch systems that utilize our thermite and or solid fuel
technologies.
MCRs other species of tools, tools in research and development and tools under investigation may not
be covered in this manual.
The information in this operating manual does not attempt to address all possible downhole issues,
well configurations, or well conditions. When specific issues, well configurations or well conditions are
not covered in this manual, the licensee is required to call MCR Oil Tools, LLC to discuss the relevant
downhole issues, well configurations, or well conditions and receive proper instruction, guidance and
recommendations in the use of MCR products.
For assistance call:
MCR Oil Tools
Bill Boelte
Mike Robertson

817.701.5100
337.519.5081
817.291.0544

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Return Policy
MCR Oil Tools, LLC does not allow the return of tools that have been purchased and shipped. Once
the tools leave the custody of the MCR dock, the sale is complete and the tools cannot be returned to
MCR for any reason. MCR strives to provide to our customers an extremely high level of confidence
in our products. Our Licensees are guaranteed to receive new tools with every order. You can be
assured that the tools you receive have never left the MCR dock for delivery to another customer,
been in another customer's possession, stored in a non-MCR warehouse, or have been transported to
a competitors well site.

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Research and Development Services


October 21, 2009
MCR Oil Tools, LLC performs in-house research and development on our product line in support of our
licensees. In addition to our general R&D schedule, we also perform design specific testing involving the
use of MCR products as requested by third party customers. Tests that fall within the design limits of our
Egan, TX and SWRI, San Antonio, TX facilities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner under the
direction of a highly skilled and dedicated staff.
Although our goal is to accommodate 100% of the testing requirements placed on our licensed users
by their clients at our test center, there are situations that require the use of outside facilities. When
those test parameters require the use of licensee facilities, MCR Oil Tools will provide the same level of
assistance and expertise as testing carried-out at our locations.
Description of services and fee schedule for trials falling outside of our current product line testing are as
follows:
Test tools will be available and purchased in kit (2 complete toolstrings) and kit (1 complete tool string)
systems. All pricing will be based on published retail pricing in effect at Purchase Order submission.
MCR Facilities (Egan, TX & San Antonio, TX):
All MCR products can be tested at one of these facilities. Vessels are available up to 20,000psi with
temperature studies at or below 400F. A 30ksi vessel is slated to be online later this year. Additionally,
surface and pond submerged activations are available for tools up to 5. All equipment necessary to
assemble the tool & target, pressurization, and initiate firing is included (Licensee supplies target and
witness sections unless other arrangements are made). Specific data acquisition requirements outside
pressure and temperature measurement may be arranged. Staff will include an MCR qualified test director
and associate personnel.
Licensee facility:
Two levels of service are available for testing at Licensee facilities.
1. Test verification/certification: An MCR approved test director will be present to witness the testing
and verify that test conditions meet standards as laid-out in the Licensee produced test procedure
documentation. No MCR support equipment will be deployed.
2. MCR test process deployment: An MCR team consisting of an MCR approved test director and
associate personnel will deploy to the Licensee facility (TX locations) with all necessary tools and
equipment to prepare the RCT and/or Perforator for testing in a properly equipped chamber (Licensee
supplies prepped target and witness sections). On site direction and guidance will be provided should
that service be necessary.
All test services include consultation, review and final sign-off of documentation relating to initial test
procedures and final report submissions.

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Table of Contents
Disclaimer.......................................................................................................................................................................................iii
Return Policy...................................................................................................................................................................................iv
Research and Development Services...........................................................................................................................................v

Section 1

Training............................................................................................................................................................................................1
Safety Precautions......................................................................................................................................................................2-3
Restricted Applications ..............................................................................................................................................................4-5
Theory and Operation......................................................................................................................................................................6

Section 2

Radial Cutting Torch (RCT).............................................................................................................................................................1


Dimensional Table For Low Pressure RCT Systems.....................................................................................................................2
Extra Power (XP) Radial Cutting Torch...........................................................................................................................................3
'X' Radial Cutting Torch (XRT) .........................................................................................................................................................4
High Pressure (HP)Torch.................................................................................................................................................................5
Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Torch....................................................................................................................................................6
Perforating Torch Cutters (PTC) / Perforating Torch System (PTS)..............................................................................................7
Extensions (EXT).............................................................................................................................................................................8
Pressure Balance Anchor (PBA)..............................................................................................................................................9-13
ElectroMechanical Anchor (EMA)................................................................................................................................................14
Checkfire Panel (CFP)..................................................................................................................................................................15
Fire Panel Filter (FPF)...................................................................................................................................................................16
Thermal Generator (THG).............................................................................................................................................................17
Resistorized Thermal Generators................................................................................................................................................17
Ceramic Heater Thermal Generators..........................................................................................................................................18
Low Voltage Thermal Generators................................................................................................................................................19
Thermal Generator Assembly & Operation....................................................................................................................................20
Generator Safety Sleeve (GSS)....................................................................................................................................................21
Remote Trigger Device (RTD).......................................................................................................................................................22

Section 3

RCT Technology Assembly Procedures......................................................................................................................................1-9

Section 4

Specifications for Standard Pressure Torches.............................................................................................................................1


Specifications for Standard Pressure Torches.............................................................................................................................2
Specifications for High Pressure Torches.....................................................................................................................................3
Specifications for Perforating Torches..........................................................................................................................................4
Jet Perforating Table.......................................................................................................................................................................5
Advantages of the RCT over JET and Chemical Cutters...............................................................................................................6

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Appendix
A

Radio Silence Testing Summary


Resistorized Thermal Generator....................................................................................................................................................1
Ceramic Heater Thermal Generator..............................................................................................................................................2
Low Voltage Thermal Generator....................................................................................................................................................3

Technical Operation Manual


EMA-1500-100...............................................................................................................................................................................1

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Section 1

Training
MCR Oil Tools, LLC requires all users of Radial Cutting Torch Technology Systems (RCT, PTC,
etc.) and other MCR products to be Licensed by MCR. A License is simply a standard legal
document (Agreement) from MCR and signed by the user agreeing to conditions of payment of
invoices, confidentiality of patented and proprietary information and trade secrets, and conscientious
use of the RCT System. A reinstatement fee may be required if the Licensed company has its License
revoked for the reasons stated in the License. Contact MCR Oil Tools for additional information on
how to obtain a License.
Once Licensed, the Licensed company MUST have its service technicians / engineers, who are slated
to run any MCR system, trained at MCR's facility in Arlington, Texas. MCR may also provide
training at the Licensee's facility. Training consists of a one day session on the use and application of
the RCT system, the design and function of the RCT/PTC system, and the assembly of the RCT/
PTC system. When training is complete and a qualification test has been passed, MCR provides a
Certificate of Completion signed by MCR and embossed with MCR's official seal.
A Licensed trainee can become a Licensed Instructor by receiving training at the MCR facility and
showing proficiency in the field with the RCT system substantiated with the submission of at least
20 field reports reflecting their proficiency. Once the Licensed Instructor receives his Instructors
Certificate he is then allowed to train other technicians/engineers within his company on the use of
the RCT system. The Instructor submits the proof of training and MCR will issue a Certificate of
Completion.

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Safety Precautions
HANDLING - Radial Cutting Torch systems (RCT, PTC, etc.) should be handled with the same care
and precautions as recommended in the American Petroleum Institutes Recommended Practice-67
(API RP67).
NEVER DROP - or mishandle RCT systems as damage will occur to the nozzle which may cause the
system to malfunction during the cutting operation and may cause the torch assembly to leak.
DO NOT DAMAGE NOZZLE - Torch assemblies, consisting of the torch or torch and extensions,
must be attached to the tool string in the vertical position. Care must be taken not to twist, bend or
bind the nozzle section as damage may occur to the nozzle section causing the Torch to fail by filling
the system with wellbore fluids or by premature o-ring failure at pressure, causing a sudden ingress of
fluid.
NO SPUDDING -The practice of spudding (lowering the wireline at ever increasing free fall speeds
in an attempt to pass through or move an obstruction or restriction in the well) should NEVER
be attempted. Spudding can cause damage to the torch and a sudden ingress of wellbore fluid and
pressure to the main load that can result in premature ignition. Reference the Applications section of
this manual for further information on spudding.
MUST BE CENTRALIZED - RCT Torch systems must always be centralized to insure proper cutting
action of the assembly. If this is not possible, you must call the manufacturer for recommendations; in
some cases, an extra extension may be required to accomplish the cut. Extreme care must be taken not
to overload the tool system as casing and/or toolstring damage may occur.
STORAGE - RCT/PTC Systems systems must be stored in a clean, dry and protected place.
Specifications may change: be sure that the current specifications are being used. Call the manufacturer
at 817-701-5100 or visit online at www.mcroiltools.com for the current specifications sheet applicable
to your well conditions and torch system.
PRESSURE RATING - Never exceed the pressure rating of the RCT/PTC system as defined in the
Specifications section of this manual.
PLUGGED TUBING - Do not use the RCT in tubing that is plugged or that is collapsed or restricted
in any way. When fired in these cutting situations, the RCT will become unbalanced and will be lifted
upward by the escaping plasma. Not only will the RCT not cut the tubing, but severe damage will
occur to the tool string and the tools above the RCT may be thermally gutted (the isolation sub may
prevent most of this). The RCT will likely sustain damage and can weld itself to the tubing. For further
information on how to use the RCT properly in these situations, refer to the Applications section of
this manual. Perforating Torch Cutters (PTC), are intended to be run in plugged pipe.
NO PUMPING WHILE RUNNING - RCT systems should not be activated when pumping into a
well that is taking fluid. Fluid moving past RCT systems may destabilize the tool, causing it to move
during the cutting operation.

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Safety Precautions
RUN GAGES PRIOR TO RUNNING RCT/PTC SYSTEMS - A drift gage must always be run
prior to deploying the toolstring in order to insure that there are no obstructions or restrictions in
the wellbore that would prevent the tool string from getting to depth. A dummy run without the live
RCT/PTC must be run whenever a no-go gage is used. This will insure that the toolstring will pass
through any restriction or obstruction while running into the well.
NEVER MODIFY - Do not modify RCT/PTC systems by attaching external centralizers or no-go
gages to the tool or anchor system.
NEVER REMOVE SLIDING SLEEVE - Do not remove the sliding sleeve from the torch, as damage
may occur to the o-rings when repositioning the sleeve onto the RCT. This will result in damage to the
RCT and will cause the RCT to malfunction.
MAXIMUM RUNNING SPEED - The maximum running speed for RCT/PTC systems in clean,
unrestricted and unobstructed tubing, casing or drill pipe is three hundred feet per minute provided a
dummy gage run has been made prior to running the live tool system.

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Restricted Applications
Spudding

The RCT MUST NEVER be used as a ram or forced by or through a restriction or obstruction in
the wellbore by means of repeated passes at high speeds with the wireline (SPUDDING). Impact on
the nozzle of the RCT created by the excessive force generated during "SPUDDING can dislodge
the o-rings in the nozzle and/or critically damage the nozzle parts. If the o-rings become dislodged or
unseated during "SPUDDING", the o-ring will fail due to excessive loading, allowing wellbore fluid
to enter the RCT. The RCT will, under low pressure and temperature (<4000 psi & 100 F), flood and
become inert. If this occurs, the torch will not be able to be repaired or reloaded. At a combination of
pressure above 4000 psi and temperature above 100 F, the RCT can auto ignite. During auto ignition,
damage to the tubing or casing may not be experienced; however, damage can occur to the internal
elements of the tool string; damage to the torch will come in the form of the loss of the nozzle and
anchor assembly. Auto ignition can produce a complete cut of the tubing, a partial cut of the tubing,
no cut at all or damage to the RCT and sticking of the tool in the pipe.

Cutting Plugged, Restricted, or Collapsed Tubing

When trying to cut tubing that is plugged or tubing that has a restriction such as a flapper valve
or an obstruction such as a stuck tool string or collapsed tubing, the tubing MUST be perforated
at some point between the bottom of the torch and the top of the plug, restriction, obstruction
or collapse point. Perforating is MANDATORY even though the operator may be able to pump
through the valve / plug or past the restriction or obstruction. The RCT requires a minimum
amount of unrestricted flow area below the torch for proper operation. The only way to insure
that the proper amount of flow area is available to stabilize the RCT is to perforate using MCRs
Perforating Torch Systems (see PTC/PTS; Sec. 2, Pg. 7) or according to the attached perforating
table (Table 7; Sec. 4, Pg. 5). If the operator does not follow the above requirements, the following
scenarios will occur:
1. The torch and the tool string will hydraulic upward causing the flow in the torch to stagnate.
2. Stagnation causes excessive heat and pressure to be generated in the torch.
3. Excessive heat and pressure in the torch could cause the torch body to burn out, the nozzle section
to wash out and even lose the nozzle and anchor down hole.
4. Excessive heat and pressure in the torch will cause the stagnated molten plasma in the torch to
migrate upward through the tool string and melt the internals of every tool in the string.
5. Upward movement of the torch will cause the torch to weld to the tubing at the point of stagnation.
6. The RCT will not be able to remain stationary long enough to cut. No cut will be possible.
7. The distance between the RCT and any plug, restriction, obstruction or collapse point is irrelevant.
The RCT WILL NOT CUT in any of the above conditions without first perforating the tubing
below the cutter.

*Operator may use the ElectroMechanical Anchor in lieu of the above procedure.

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Restricted Applications
Cutting in Dry Pipe and Low Fluid Level Pipe

Dry pipe and low fluid level are difficult conditions to operate under. Dry pipe allows the flame from
the torch to flow unrestricted causing high temperatures in the nozzle. Some nozzle washing will
occur, but this is normal under these conditions. The lack of a hydrostatic head will allow the flame to
expand and a loss of velocity concentration will be evident. To overcome this condition an RCT rated
at 4,000-10,000 psi for the desired pipe weight is recommended for use in dry pipe.
In wells where there is only a small amount of fluid head above the cutter (less than 2,000 ft.), it is
beneficial to remove enough fluid from the well so that a minimum of 100 feet of dry pipe is below the
cutter. Use the appropriate cutter for the dry pipe to be cut. If pumping the well down is not possible,
it will be necessary to run the RCT on tubing with the tubing being anchored at the surface. The RCT
can be pressure fired with a pressure activated firing head. The best option is to use MCRs ElectroMechanical Anchor.

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Section 1

Theory and Operation


The Radial Cutting Torch (RCT) system functions as a downhole torch loaded with a proprietary fuel
that is capable of providing a controlled thermal event producing plasma with very high temperatures
and pressures. The plasma is directed through specially designed nozzle passages that provide a focused
flow directed at the target pipe to be cut. The thermal event produces a high temperature, high velocity
sand blast effect on the target pipe, effectively eroding the target material. The Radial Cutting Torch is
a pressure dependent cutter whose load can be adjusted to overcome this typically adverse downhole
effect. The fuel is stable at temperatures in excess of 500 F. MCR limits the use to 500 F for the RCT
/ PTS systems based on the operational temperature range of the o-rings utilized within the tools.
Tool selection is dependent on the pipe outside diameter, the weight of the pipe and the pressure at
which the cut is to be made. Temperature does not have a significant affect on the performance of
the tool. There are no known well fluids that will adversely affect the performance of an RCT / PTS
operation. Other factors that will affect the success of an RCT cut is plugged pipe, restrictions in the
pipe, cemented pipe, fiberglass lined pipe and improperly decentralized orientations. Plugged pipes
and restrictions will cause the RCT to thrust upward during operation. This is not the case with the
perforators (PTS); the PTS will function in plugged or restricted pipe. Cemented pipe and fiberglass
lined pipe are very resistant to the heat and sandblast effects of RCTs and PTSs. RCTs and PTSs
that are rated at a particular pressure are not to be used in any other pressure range. They will not work
properly and may cause extensive tool and well damage.
Once the proper RCT / PTS is selected and assembled, the system is then lowered into the well on an
electric wireline, slickline, tubing or coiled tubing to the desired depth. Current is passed through the
electric wireline to the Thermal Generator and the pipe is cut. In the case of operations that require
slickline, tubing or coiled tubing deployment, pressure firing heads or downhole trigger devices are
used to activate the system to make a cut. The Thermal Generator creates enough heat to ignite the
main load. Ignition of the main load causes the release of oxygen in the mixture. The by-product of this
process is heat in the form of highly energized molten plasma. It is this heat generated in the torch that
also causes an increase in internal pressure. Once the pressure in the torch exceeds that of the well-bore,
the torch is activated so that the nozzle and the plasma are exposed to the well-bore. The molten, highly
energized plasma escapes the torch body through the nozzles and is directed toward the inside diameter
of the pipe. At this point, the molten plasma has the consistency and cutting action of a 6,000 F sand
blaster. The highly energized by-products act as atomic sand blast beads that impart heat and erosion to
the cut area. It is this erosion property that permits the RCT to cut effectively, even under high stand off
conditions. The cutting process is accomplished in approximately 25 milliseconds.
Once the cut is made, the RCT assembly is removed from the well by tripping out of the hole with
the wireline, slickline, tubing or coiled tubing. The RCT / PTS assembly can be disassembled and
discarded as scrap steel or cleaned and prepared as a mock up tool for use in future operations.

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Radial Cutting Torch (RCT)

The Radial Cutting Torch (RCT), (Fig. 1) is a patented, non-explosive tool developed to cut wellbore
tubular components. Ranging in O.D. size from 3/4" to 7", the RCT is a highly versatile pipe recovery
tool. The systems utilize a 4.1 flammable solid fuel source with all components radio safe. The flammable
solid active component of the MCR line of products allows for the tool to be shipped via passenger
aircraft for delivery time best measured in hours instead of days.
RCT's can be initiated on e-line, on slickline with a downhole power unit/trigger, as well as on coil
or pipe with a pressure firing system. Simple to handle and modular in construction, the RCT line of
tools require minimal material handling.
Tested and proven in some of the harshest well conditions on the planet, the RCT offers solutions for
cuts up to 20,000 psi and 500 F (Table 1). Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy, High Chrome and other
tough materials offer no challenge to superior MCR technology. Once activated, the RCT erodes the
target material with a stream of ceramic integrated plasma, removing away the target material with no
damage to adjacent pipe. By removing the material at the cut zone, as opposed to displacing it, a clean,
non-flared and fracture-free section remains simplifying recovery efforts. The target material can be
cut in any orientation: compression, tension, neutral or in torque.
An additional benefit of the RCT line of tools is the versatility it offers personnel in the field. The
trained and certified operators running RCT's have the ability to tailor the power generated by the
cutters by varying the number and length of extensions. When challenging downhole conditions
demand unique solutions: heavy wall pipe, high deviation, slotted liners, mandrel cuts, sand screens,
etc., MCR has the product line necessary to solve your pipe recovery dilemma.
MCR Oil Tools has several families of radial cutting tools for use with a variety of pipe cutting needs.
Dimensional toolstring data is included on the following page (Table 2, Fig. 2).
Table 1. Pressure Range Descriptors
Torch

Pressure (psi)

SP - Standard Pressure

0 - 10,000

XP - Extra Power

0 - 10,000

XRT - Extended Reach

0 - 10,000

HP - High Pressure

10,001 - 15,000

UHP - Ultra High Pressure

15,001 - 20,000
NOZZLE SECTION

RCT BODY

SLIDING SLEEVE

ANCHOR CONNECTION

TYPICAL RADIAL "SP" CUTTING TORCH (RCT)


Figure
1
TYPICAL RADIAL CUTTING
TORCH
(RCT)
Figure E-1

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Dimensional Table For Low Pressure RCT Systems


Table 2. Standard Pressure RCT Length Determination

TORCH LENGTH (in)

ADD EXTENSION

ANCHOR

part number

A*

B (each)

RCT-0750-200

43.50"

8.5"

48"

RCT-0875-200

43.50"

8.5"

48"

RCT-1000-200

43.50"

8.5"

48"

RCT-1125 -200

37.25"

8.5"

48"

RCT-1375-200

31.75"

8"

56"

RCT-1500-999XP

56.00"

6"

56"

RCT-1688-200

26.75"

6"

52"

RCT-1750-999XP

43.00"

12"

52"

RCT-2000-200

30.75"

6"

52.25"

RCT-2500-200

31.25"

8"

52.25"

RCT-2937-200

29.50"

8"

70.25"

RCT-3375-200

38.00"

10"

70.25"

RCT-4000-200

44.00"

14"

70.25"

RCT-5000-200

RCT-7000-300

TRCTSPL092010

BASIC TORCH

* Measurements with Isolation Sub and Thermal Generator Sub attached.


Call MCR technical representative for complete details

EXTENSION

BASIC TORCH ASSEMBLY

RCT DIMENSIONAL
Figure D-1 FIGURES
Figure 2

ANCHOR ASSEMBLY

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Extra Power (XP) Radial Cutting Torch

New developments in MCR fuel technology have made it possible to produce an enhanced, increased
power line of radial cutting torches. Identified as XP torches and currently produced in 1-1/2
and 1-3/4 diameters, these systems serve two pressure ranges when built to varying fuel loading
orientations. The very small diameter, with respect to the target diameter, makes it possible to cut
heavy wall pipe while passing through substantially reduced ID restrictions. The XP torches are a
sliding sleeve design and are limited to pressures below10,000 psi.

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'X' Radial Cutting Torch (XRT)

MCRs new XRT Torches build on the reliability of the sliding sleeve system while overcoming the
efficiency limitations inherent in the sliding sleeve design. The new XRT design mirrors the successful
high pressure nozzle design. This new cutting torch is a superior performer while offering the greatest
offset to cut distances in the industry.
A new integrated Thermal Generator Sub / Isolation Sub accompanies the XRT line of torches which
drastically improves torch performance and reliability. When coupled with our improved Thermal
Generator design, the XRT promises to be the best choice for any and all cutting jobs.

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High Pressure (HP)Torch

MCR has developed, tested and patented a high pressure Radial Cutting Torch system of tools. This
family of torches is capable of cutting pipe at pressures to 15,000 psi. Reference the Specifications
section for High Pressure torch capabilities.
MCRs high pressure torches are defined much in the same way that the standard tools are denoted. The
basic high pressure torch is an RCT-XXXX-1000* that will cut the noted pipe at pressures referenced
in the Torch Specifications section. The 3/4, 7/8, 1-1/8, 1-3/8, 1-1/2, 1-11/16, 2", 2-1/2",
2-15/16", 3-3/8" and 4"will cut pipe from 10,001 to 15,000 psi. By using high pressure extensions,
the load of the torch can be adjusted to produce a more precise cutting load for various pipe sizes and
weights. The result is a family of torches with load ranges from a -1000 load to a -5000 load depending
on the torch size and the pipe to be cut. The -1000, -2000, -3000, -4000, -5000 are dimensionless
numbers that indicate increasing energy levels corresponding to the correct number of extensions that
provide the operator a means of building a torch to make the prescribed cut.
* The center four digit numerals, "XXXX," denotes maximum tool O.D.

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Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Torch

MCR has developed, tested and patented an ultra high pressure Radial Cutting Torch system of tools.
This family of torches is capable of cutting pipe at pressures to 20,000 psi. Reference the Specifications
section for Ultra High Pressure torch capabilities.
MCRs ultra high pressure torches are defined much in the same way that the high pressure tools are
denoted. The basic ultra high pressure torch is an RCT-XXXX-10000 that will cut the noted pipe at
pressures referenced in the Specification section. The 1-11/16 & 2 will cut pipe from 15,001 to
20,000 psi. By using ultra high pressure extensions, the load of the torch can be adjusted to produce a
more precise cutting load for various pipe sizes and weights. The result is a family of torches with load
ranges from a -10000 load to a -50000 load depending on the torch size and the pipe to be cut. The
-10000, -20000, -30000, -40000, -50000 are dimensionless numbers that indicate increasing energy
levels corresponding to the correct number of extensions that provide the operator a means of building
a torch to make the prescribed cut.

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Section 2

Perforating Torch Cutters (PTC) / Perforating Torch System (PTS)

When running a Radial Cutting Torch job that requires adequate flow into the annulus, explosive
perforators and punchers are unreliable at producing a consistent and sufficient hole in pipe. The
short comings of these devices have a dramatic effect on the success or failure of an RCT cut. Because
of this, MCR has developed a line of punchers to perforate coil tubing, tubing, casing and drill pipe.
MCR's non-explosive circulation perforators / punchers utilize the same basic principles as the Radial
Cutting Torch. The subs, anchors and extensions used with the RCT are the same parts used on the
perforators. MCR sells Perforating Torch Cutters (PTC) individually (Perforator only) (Fig. 3). By
doing this, Licensees can utilize unused subs, anchors, extension adaptors and thermal generators with
a single PTC purchase. MCR also offers a complete Perforating Torch System (PTS) that includes the
Isolation Sub, Thermal Generator Sub, Thermal Generator, Extension Adapter/Adapters, Anchor and
a PTC. The PTS is a complete system that will make one perforating run.
The nozzles on the perforators / punchers are oriented in a vertical plane and cut in a single direction.
The axial thrust force produced by the perforators nozzle is greater than the vertical thrust force. It is
this phenomenon that allows MCRs perforators to function properly in plugged pipe situations and
not move. The cutting jet forces the tool against the wall of the pipe with a tremendous force. This
force creates high frictional forces between the perforator and the wall of the pipe. These high frictional
forces are greater than the thrust forces from the pressure bubble and thus the perforator remains in
place long enough to make the cut. Even if the perforator were to thrust upward it would only serve
to create a longer cut in the pipe with an action similar to that of an oxy-acetylene cutting torch.
MCR offers the following sizes of perforators: 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1-3/8, 1-11/16, 2-1/2 and 2-15/16"
diameter perforators. All of the perforators with the exception of the 2-15/16 cut a single slot that
varies in size and dimension depending on the size of perforator used. The Specifications for Perforating
Torches table (Table 6; Sec. 4, Pg. 4) provides the specifications for each torch and the approximate
hole size. Our 2-15/16" PTS cuts two opposing slots that are 2" long x 1" wide in 5.5" pipe. This
same perforator can be run eccentrically to cut slots in pipe diameters to 9-7/8.

PTC BODY
ANCHOR CONNECTION

NOZZLE SECTION

TYPICAL PERFORATING TORCH CUTTER (PTC)


Figure
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Extensions (EXT)

The Extension (EXT) (Fig. 4) is a small section of machined tubing loaded with the same pellets as the
main body of the RCT. The Extension has a male thread section on the lower end and a female thread
section on the upper end. The male threaded section of the extension is mated into the top of the RCT.
Both ends of the Extension are sealed with an aluminum "Buffington" disc and a snap ring. O-rings
are provided on the male (pin) end of the Extension.
The Extension is used to increase the load capacity of the basic RCT. One or more Extensions may be
added to the basic torch depending on the weight of the pipe, well conditions or pressure in the well.
Reference the Specifications section of this manual for the appropriate size and number of Extensions
needed for the proposed cut. The standard RCT (without Extensions) may be used to cut a specific size
of pipe when the hydrostatic pressure is below 4,000 psi. The extension is added when the hydrostatic
pressure is above 4,000 psi or when a higher degree of cutting is needed such as in un-centralized
cutting conditions or cutting tail pipe, or when cutting heavier weight pipe. Extensions are used with
low pressure RCTs, XP torches, XRTs, PTS perforators, High Pressure (HP) torches and Ultra-High
Pressure (UHP) torches.

Use of the Extension gives the field engineer flexibility as it allows the basic torch load to be increased
at the job site with minimal effort. Inventory and storage costs can be greatly reduced and kept to a
minimum, especially beneficial when stocking in remote areas.

EXT

TYPICAL EXTENSION (EXT)


Figure
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Pressure Balance Anchor (PBA)

The Pressure Balance Anchor (PBA) is a patented anchor system that uses fluid dynamics to stabilize
the RCT during the cutting operation. Extreme forces caused by rapid pressure increases and flow
velocities will cause the RCT to develop a thrust element and move up hole when fired. The PBA
harnesses these forces so that movement of the RCT during the cutting operation is prevented.
The Pressure Balance Anchor consists of a cylindrical body approximately the same diameter as the
RCT. The PBA cylinder is connected to the bottom of the RCT by means of a socket that slides over
the end of the RCT cap and is held in place with setscrews. Small versions (3/4, 7/8, 1 and 1-1/8)
(Fig. 5) are made of steel and are a single length tube with roller centralizers machined into both
ends of the anchor. These centralizers may be easily removed if desired. Larger versions (1-11/16"
and above) (Fig. 6) have a sucker rod female threaded connection machined into the bull plug of the
anchor and should be centralized with conventional mechanical bow spring type centralizers.
The Pressure Balance Anchor has no moving parts such as slips or buttons that can cause the cutter
to malfunction or slip during the cutting operation or become stuck in certain tubulars. This feature
allows the operator to run the tool string with the PBA through a restriction and still anchor the RCT.
Pressure Balance Anchors for the 1-3/8" and 1-1/2" RCT's are made of aluminum (Fig. 7) and come
in two sections. The upper section is called the Pressure Balance Extension (PBE) and the lower section
is called the Pressure Balance Anchor Body (PBA). Under most cutting conditions both sections are
required for successful operation. All the other Pressure Balance Anchors are made of steel. Some
assembly is required with these anchors. The steel anchors come with tube sections packaged separately
from the two or three sub connections (Fig. 6) and are connected as follows:
1. Socket sub
Mates to end cap of the RCT (sliding sleeve design only).
The socket sub is not used with the perforators (PTS), the XRT line, the High Pressure RCT

line, or the UHP RCT line.
2.


Tube section
Connects to socket sub (sliding sleeve design only)
Connects directly to the end cap of the perforators (PTS) or the line, the High Pressure RCT,
or the UHP RCT line.

3. Dual pin connector


Mates between two tube sections
4. Tube section
5. Bull plug
Has a 15/16"-10 UN thread in the bottom, 5/8" sucker rod connection.
6. Centralizer (comes separately, Fig. 16 & 17; Sec. 3, Pg. 5 & 6)
Larger torches require centralizers that will thread to the bottom of the anchor bull plug.

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ROLLER WHEEL

ROLL PIN

TYPICAL FOR 3/4" TO 1-1/8" RCT AND PTC TOOLSTRINGS


Figure
5 I-1
Figure

PRESSURE BALANCE ANCHOR SYSTEM (PBA) WITH


INTEGRATED REMOVABLE ROLLER CENTRALIZERS

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PBA BULL PLUG


(-220-SRT)

1-11/16" OPTIONAL
RUBBER FINGER
SUB
(-220)

TYPICAL FOR 1-11/16" & LARGER RCT AND PTC


TOOLSTRINGS (5 PIECE ANCHOR)
Figure
FigureI-2
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PRESSURE BALANCE ANCHOR SYSTEM (PBA)

PBA BODY
(-221)

PBA CONNECTOR
(-219)

PBA BODY
(-221)

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TYPICAL FOR 1-3/8" AND 1-1/2" RCT AND PTC TOOLSTRINGS


Figure
Figure 7I-3

PRESSURE BALANCE ANCHOR SYSTEM (PBA)

ALUMINUM LOWER PBA BODY

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Figure

CUTAWAY VIEW SHOWING PROPER


ANCHOR SUB MOUNTING TECHNIQUE

Make sure the set screws on the anchor sub are


aligned with the groove on the RCT cap. To insure
proper alignment, remove one set screw and put the
Allen wrench through the hole vacated by the
removed set screw. Slide the anchor over the end
cap of the torch until the wrench seats in the groove.
Once the groove is located by the end of the wrench,
tighten the remaining three screws. Replace and
tighten the removed screw. To be sure that the set
screws are located in the groove, untorque the set
screws and try to slide the socket sub (-218). The set screws
will prevent the socket sub from moving more than 1/8th
of an inch. If more movement is experienced, the
anchor is not seated properly. Re-torque the set screws
following placement verification.

RCT

SOCKET SUB (-218)

GREASE HERE

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Section 2

ElectroMechanical Anchor (EMA)

The EMA (Fig. 9) is an Electric Line deployed anchoring device intended for use with MCR Radial
Cutting Torches. With an outside diameter (arms retracted) of 1 1/2, the EMA-1500-100 can be
deployed with RCT's from 1.500 to 3.375*. This wide range of capabilities allows for cuts in 2 3/8
to 5 1/2 tubulars, all weights. *Arms for cutting 5 and 5 1/2 in conjunction with a 3.375 RCT are
available as separate components from the standard Arm Kit.
Anchor arm material and design allow for fixation within ALL commonly used tubular material for
which the RCT is rated, e.g. Monel, Hastelloy, Inconel, Chrome, etc. Features have been designed
into the arm segments that assist in toolstring removal under stuck tool scenarios:
Predictable excess pull yield strength: resulting in tip fracture & arm geartooth collapse.
Jarring force arm yield: folded arms will predictably dislodge from the EMA when tight
restrictions are encountered following an excess pull yield event.
Arm material 6063 Aluminum will dissolve in concentrated acids or bases, accelerated by the
geometry of the arms.
Operator & well safety: arms actuate on DC (+) positive; thru fire on DC (-) negative.
See Appendix B for the EMATechnical Operation Manual for all use and safety requirements.

ELECTROMECHANICAL ANCHOR (EMA)


EMA-1500-100
Figure 9

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Checkfire Panel / CFP-1500-100

The CheckFire Panel (CFP) (Fig. 10) is a tool designed to test the competency of the power supply
and wireline system to successfully activate the ElectroMechanical Anchor (EMA) and Thermal
Generator product line. The CheckFire Panel (CFP) displays RED and Green LED's that correspond
to the wireline and tool strings' ability to effectively energize. The GREEN LED will illuminate when
POSITIVE (+) DC polarity, voltage and amperage threshold is achieved for deployment/stowage of the
EMA arms. The RED LED will Illuminate when NEGATIVE (-) DC polarity, voltage and amperage
threshold is adequate to activate the selected Thermal Generator. The CFP has a large dial indicating
various ohm selections that simulates the resistance of the wireline's armor when dispensed downhole.
If the cut depth and the e-line armor resistance is known, dial in the matching resistance and test. The
CheckFire Panel is a first line test device to adequately confirm your system's competency, allowing
you to avoid the embarrassment of deploying with an inadequate power source for the EMA and
Thermal Generator downhole expectations.
MCRs CheckFire Panel system is both a firing system competency tool and an effective training aid
for service providers which allows wireline personnel to train to precisely control a deployed EMA and
simulate the firing of any one of MCRs types of thermal generators. MCRs CheckFire Panel, as well
as the EMA, is for use with power supply systems having the ability to produce clean D.C. voltage.
In the event that inadequate D.C. voltage is produced by a power supply system, a Firing Panel Filter*
may be required.
The CheckFire Panel is capable of simulating the firing thresholds for the following THGs:
THG-1000-200/-300, Standard Voltage THGs
THG-1000-600, Low Voltage THGs
THG-1000-700, High Voltage Heater series THGs
EMA operation is simulated with all qualities of the tool exhibited:
Power application time for anchor arm deployment
Power application time for next cycle command
Polarity response for arm actuation vs. THG firing
Wireline unspooled armor resistance can be dialed-in
to ensure that the firing panel sees the actual unspooled
downhole deployed, increased line resistance. This
eliminates needless surface actuations of the anchor
while having the ability to verify full anchor
command competency.
*Firing Panel Filter FPF-0000-100

CHECKFIRE PANEL
CFP-1500-100
Figure 10

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Fire Panel Filter / FPF-0000-100

The development of MCRs ElectroMechanical Anchor and new ceramic core Thermal Generators
made MCR acutely aware of the need to have CLEAN D.C. power in order to be able to operate
these devices as well as to overcome the shortcomings of market-available power units. We learned
that most power panels simply rectify the A.C. power to give a "DIRTY" D.C power output. The
MCR Fire Panel Filter (Fig. 11) was developed to be used in conjunction with industry accepted power
panels and clean the D.C. for use when deploying the EMA. If you are uncertain of the quality of the
D.C. power output of your power panel, place a Fire Panel Filter (FPF) in line. It never hurts to be safe.

The FPF-0000-100 can filter up to 600V D.C., positive or negative, and includes a quick discharge
button for those of us who cannot wait the full minute necessary to fully self-discharge.

DC VOLTAGE USE ONLY

FIRE PANEL FILTER


FPF-0000-100
Figure 11

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Section 2

Thermal Generator (THG)

Prior to 1999, the Radial Cutting Torch System relied upon the use of setting tool igniters as the
primary means for initiating the RCT. Setting tool igniters, also referred to as flame caps, are igniters
that contain black powder, a Class 1.4 explosive. These type igniters produce a variety of outputs
ranging from a flame to an explosion. It is this wide range of output possibilities that cause severe
problems when used with the RCT.
NOTE: SETTING TOOL IGNITERS OR FLAME CAPS ARE NO LONGER APPROVED FOR
USE WITH THE RADIAL CUTTING TORCH SYSTEM AND MUST NEVER BE USED.
MCR Oil Tools, LLC uses the patented "Thermal Generator" system (Fig. 12) for initiating the RCT/
PTC system. There are several variations of The Thermal Generator. One variation is a 50 ohm
resistorized device requiring a firing current of 1.5 amperes at the wireline shooting panel for 10 to
30 seconds (depending on well temperature and wireline condition) to initiate. Another version is a
ceramic heater and yet another design is a low voltage coil version.
The resistorized Thermal Generators contain a solid fuel composition making it possible to be shipped
with the RCT as a Flammable Solid, UN 1325, Section 4.1 Classification.

Resistorized Thermal Generators

There are several sizes of Thermal Generators that utilize 50 ohm resistors. The THG-1000-200
(Fig. 12) is the small body version and is used in the 1-3/8, 1-1/2, 1-1/11. 1-3/4 and 2 torches
both standard sliding sleeve torches and XP torches. The THG-1000-300 (Fig. 12) is the large body
version and is used in sliding sleeve torches 2-1/2 and larger. The resistorized Thermal Generator
inserts into the top of the Thermal Generator sub and is held in place with a snap ring thus insuring
positive grounding. Initiation may be accomplished with either AC current or DC current. The proper
procedure to insure a positive initiation is to rapidly ramp the Variac to 1.5 amps and hold for up to
25 seconds. If the Thermal Generator has not fired after 25 seconds the resistor may be damaged and
the tool must be removed from the well.
The Thermal Generator should be checked electrically before each use. A Blaster's Galvanometer or
Safety Meter is used to measure the resistance between the banana pin and the case of the Thermal
Generator. The resistance should read 45 to 55. If the resistance is different from these values,
return the Thermal Generator for replacement. Do not disassemble or attempt any repairs.
If the Thermal Generator checks within the acceptable range, install it in the Thermal Generator sub,
insert the snap ring and attach the Isolations Sub. Check the Thermal Generator again for the proper
resistance reading. If the resistance is outside the acceptable range check perform a continuity check
on the subs and replace the subs if necessary.
The resistorized Thermal Generator has undergone an extensive series of Radio Sensitivity tests to
provide MCR with data qualifying it for use in Radio Sensitive areas. The Thermal Generator passed
all tests performed by an independent third party laboratory; a copy of the results page is provided
in Appendix A. All Radial Cutting Torch Systems are now qualified for use in Radio Silence / Radio
Sensitive conditions.

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Other versions of the Thermal Generator that utilize resistors are the small Thermal Generators used in
our 3/4 (THG-0750-100), 7/8 (THG-0875-100), 1 (THG-1000-100) and 1-1/8 (THG-1125100) torches. These Thermal Generators, due to their small size, have the thermal generator built into
the thermal generator sub. (Fig. 12)
A phenomenon inherent in the resistorized Thermal Generator design is the resistor itself. Testing has
shown that the resistor will fail when exposed to a current range of 0.6 0.8 amps. Testing has shown
that below 0.6 amps the resistor suffers no damage and can be re-energized for ignition. Above 0.8
amps and the resistor will heat up to ignition temperature. Dirty tool strings, poor wireline condition,
wireline kinks and poor grounding will have a dramatic effect on the ability of the wireline string to
supply the required one (1) amp of current to the resistor.

Ceramic Heater Thermal Generators

These new Thermal Generators (Fig. 12) were developed to replace the resistor versions. Small heaters
have been reliably used for years by industry and are designed to function repeatedly with hundreds
of cycles of heating and cooling. This ability makes them the perfect candidate to replace the resistor.
The Ceramic Heater Thermal Generator produces a higher intensity initiation and longer burning
time. It is designated the THG-1000-700; it replaces both the THG-1000-200, THG-1000-300 and
the Thermal Generators in the 3/4", 7/8", and 1-1/8" tools.
The new Thermal Generator requires a different Thermal Generator sub from the previous Thermal
Generators. The new subs are as follows:

Table 3. Generator Sub crossover for THG-1000-700

SUB

TORCH APPLICATION

SUB-1375-700

RCT-1375, PTC-1375

SUB-1500-700

RCT-1500, HP-1500, PTC-1500

SUB-1688-700

RCT-1688, HP-1688, PTC-1688, RCT-1750

SUB-2000-700

RCT-2000, HP-2000

SUB-2500-700

RCT-2500, HP-2500, PTC-2500

SUB-2975-700

RCT-2937, HP-2937, PTC-2937

SUB-3375-700

RCT-3375, RCT-4000, RCT-5000, HP-3375

SUB-4500-700

RCT-7000

Existing stocks of the THG-1000-200 and THG-1000-300 may continue to be used. New production
of the THG-1000-700 will begin July 2010.
The THG-1000-700 is the primary initiation device for the Radial Cutting Torch system, Perforating
Torch system and Gas Generators. It is an electric device which consists of a resistance heating element
inside a steel case filled with a proprietary non-hazmat rated fuel mixture.
The Thermal Generator should be checked electrically before each use. A Blaster's Galvanometer or
Safety Meter is used to measure the resistance between the banana pin and the case of the Thermal
Generator. The resistance should read 130 to 160. If the resistance is different from these values,
return the Thermal Generator for replacement. Do not disassemble or attempt any repairs.
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Low Voltage Thermal Generators

The low voltage Thermal Generator (Fig. 12) was developed to provide a non-explosive RF safe means
of initiating Radial Cutting Torches, Perforators and related tools utilizing a battery pack. In an effort
to support the industry with conveyance choices, the Low-Voltage Thermal Generator was developed.
The Low-Voltage Thermal Generator (P/N THG-1000-600) is the primary device used to run RCT
Torch systems and PTS perforating systems in combination with a competent Remote Triggering
Device (RTD). This allows RCTs and PTSs and other MCR devices and tools to be initiated with
competent devices that utilize a battery pack.
CAUTION: LOW VOLTAGE THERMAL GENERATORS ARE FOR USE WITH MCR REMOTE
TRIGGER DEVICES ONLY!
The resistance reading for our Low-Voltage Thermal Generator should be between 9 and 12 ohms.
THIS MUST ONLY BE MEASURED USING A BLASTERS GALVANOMETER!
* See Appendix A for Radio Silence Testing Summary for Resistorized, Ceramic Heater and Low Voltage
Thermal Generators.

THG-1000-200

Figure H-1

THG-1000-700
THG-1000-300

Figure H-2

Figure H-5
THG-0875-100

Figure H-3
THG-1000-600

Figure H-4

MCR'S FAMILY OF THERMAL GENERATORS (THG)


Figure
H
Figure 12

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Thermal Generator Assembly & Operation


Assembly

The High Voltage and Low Voltage series Thermal Generators is pushed into the bottom or torch end of the
Thermal Generator Sub (Fig. 13); a "garter spring" around the middle of the Thermal Generator holds it in
place and provides for a competent ground. The Isolation Sub, SUB-1500-500 (shown), is screwed into the
top of the Thermal Generator Sub. Make another resistance measurement between the center contact of the
Isolation Sub and the body of the Thermal Generator Sub: the resistance should be the same as measured
previously. The Isolation Sub may now be attached to the safe electric wireline.

Operation

The Thermal Generator is fired by applying AC or DC power to the wireline. Either Positive or Negative DC
polarity may be used. In operation, ramp up the firing current by rotating the Variac of the firing panel until
1.5 amperes is indicated. Hold for 15 seconds. Continue to ramp up the firing current in 0.1 Amp increments
if the Thermal Generator has not fired after 15 seconds. This high- voltage system requires 1 amperes; typical
175 VAC or 175 VDC at the Thermal Generator.

ISOLATION SUB

GENERATOR SUB

THG-1000-600 / 700

TYPICAL
ASSEMBLY
TYPICALIGNITION
IGNITION ASSEMBLY
THG-1000-600&& THG-1000-700
THG-1000-700
THG-1000-600
Figure 13
L-1
Figure

ISOLATION SUB

THG-1000-200 / 300

GENERATOR SUB

SNAP RING

TYPICAL IGNITION ASSEMBLY


THG-1000-200
& THG-1000-300
TYPICAL
IGNITION
ASSEMBLY
Figure
14
THG-1000-200
& THG-1000-300
Figure L-2

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Generator Safety Sleeve (GSS)

When operations require "electric before ballistic" tool string handing, MCR Oil Tools' Generator
Safety Sleeve (Fig. 15) is required equipment; designed to safely dissipate all THG energy, the GSS is
a valuable tool for field specialists.
MCR's Generator Safety Sleeve is developed for use with the following MCR Thermal Generators only:
THG-1000-200, tool sizes 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-11/16" & 2"
THG-1000-300, tool sizes 2-1/2", 2-15/16", 3-3/8", 4" & 5"
THG-1000-700, all tool sizes with compatible Generator Subs
All MCR 3/4", 7/8", 1" & 1-1/8" Cutters and Perforators
All MCR setting tool Generator Subs
This tool is designed for one SINGLE Thermal Generator DISCHARGE ONLY! In the event of a
THG discharge into the GSS, the entire GSS must be discarded and replaced with a new system.
Note: "XXXX" in GSS part number corresponds to actual MCR Generator Sub utilized

TYPICAL GENERATOR SAFETY SLEEVE (GSS)


GSS-XXXX-100
Figure 15

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Remote Trigger Device (RTD)

MCRs new Remote Trigger Device (RTD) is a culmination of over six years of development. MCR
has developed a family of small RTDs being produced in 7/8, 1-1/2 and a 2-1/2 outside diameters:
all under 36 in length and capable of being powered by select off-the-shelf power cells.
The RTD contains up to nine pre-programmed parameter that are selectable from a rotary switch. This
feature allows the RTD to be used in nine combinations without reprogramming. The RTD is also
programmable at the well site to accommodate well conditions outside the pre-programmed selections.
The RTD senses accelerations, temperature, pressure and elapsed time.

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RCT Systems Assembly Procedures


Step #1 Assembly of the Initiation System (Figures 13 & 14)
NOTE 1:
Resistance should read the same as noted for the THG being used (see Note2.3 below).
NOTE 2:
Make sure the wireline shooting panel has been tested and shunted prior to connecting the Initiation
System.
1. Unwrap the Thermal Generator, the Isolation Sub & Thermal generator Sub;
2. Inspect the parts to insure that the o-rings are not damaged; if damaged then replace the o-rings
with new ones from the o-ring kit; grease the o-rings;
3. Check the Thermal Generator for proper reading: See Thermal Generator section;
Resistorized THG-1000-200 /THG-1000-300 is 45 to 55 ohms (Fig. 14)
Ceramic Heater THG-1000-700 is 130 to 160 ohms (Fig. 13)
4. Insert the Thermal generator into the Thermal Generator Sub and install snap ring. This is
not necessary for the small torches (3/4, 7/8, 1 & 1-1/8) because the Thermal Generator Sub
incorporates the Thermal Generator into the Thermal Generator Sub. Resistorized Thermal Generators
insert into the top of the Thermal Generator Sub. The Ceramic Heater Thermal Generators insert
into the new Thermal Generator Subs from the bottom, with no snap ring necessary.

5. Recheck the Thermal Generator with the galvanometer to insure proper reading;
6. Attach the proper Generator Safety Sleeve (Fig. 15 & Fig. 20) to the Thermal Generator Sub;
7. Attach the electrical contact sub to the top of the isolation sub. Tighten with wrenches and attach
to the cable head assembly in the vertical position.
(A) Use Applied Electronics, GO type dual pin sub P/N AS6-0070 for 1-1/2" RCT's and larger.
(B) Use Applied Electronics, GO type dual pin sub P/N AS3-0005 for the 1" & 1-3/8" RCT's.
(C) Use Applied Electronics, GO type dual pin sub P/N ASO-0014 for the 7/8" & 3/4" RCT's.
8. Install this assembly to the CCL assembly in the vertical position.

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continued from page 1.

Step #2 Assembly of the Anchor System


1. Unwrap the anchor and or anchor parts;
For small steel single piece anchors:
2. The small tools (3/4, 7/8, 1 & 1-1/8) require no assembly. Attach these anchors to theTorch Assembly
after the Torch Assembly has been mated to the Ignition System which has been installed on the vertical
hanging tool string. *For PTC use, make sure the centralizing wheels are aligned with the perforating head.
For aluminum anchors:
3. The aluminum Pressure Balance Anchor (PBA) has two holes located at the bottom of the anchor;
insert a HAF-1000-100 anchor finger into each of the two holes;
4. Insert a finger into the hole and then grab the finger with a pair of pliers or Vise-grips and pull
the finger into the body of the anchor making sure the thickest part of the finger is firmly in place in
the anchor body;
5. The aluminum Pressure Balance Anchor Extension (PBE) must be used with the Anchor. They are
attached with a socket connection and four 1/4" socket set screws. The PBE must be attached to the
first; the PBA will be attached to the PBE with the tool string hanging vertically.
NOTE 3:

WHEN ATTACHING THE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY TO THE VERTICALLY HANGING RCT / PBE
ASSEMBLY ALWAYS SUPPORT THE NOZZLE SECTION BY HOLDING ONTO THE RCT BODY.
DO NOT PUT THE NOZZLE IN A BIND, AS THIS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE NOZZLE.

For the steel four/five piece anchors:


6. Locate the five anchor parts:
two (2) each cylindrical Body ( -221)
one (1) each Bull Plug (-220)
one (1) each Connector (-219)
one (1) each Socket Sub (-218)
7. Back the set screws out on the bodies far enough so that the bull Plug, Connector and Socket sub
will fully insert into the ends of the two Bodies;
8. For Sliding Sleeve torches only: The Socket Sub (-218) does not attach to the anchor at this point, this
sub is attached to the cap end of the torch body. Once the RCT assembly is attached to the vertically hanging
tool string, then the assembled anchor will be mated to the Socket Sub on the RCT (Fig. 8).

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NOTE 4:
Make sure the set screws on the anchor sub are aligned with the groove on the RCT cap (Fig. 8). To
insure proper alignment, remove one set screw & put the Allen wrench through the hole vacated by
the removed set screw and slide the anchor over the end cap of the torch until the wrench seats in the
groove. Once the groove is located by the end of the wrench, tighten the remaining three screws and
replace and tighten the removed screw. To be sure that the set screws are located in the groove untorque
the set screws and try to slide the anchor. The set screws will prevent the anchor from moving more
than 1/8th of an inch, if more movement is experienced; the anchor is not seated properly. Re-torque
the set screws following correct insertion verification process.
9. Attach the Bull Plug (-220) to one end of one of a body (-221) and fully tighten the set screws.
10. Attach the Connector (-219) to the other end of the body (-221) with the Bull Plug (-220) and
fully tighten the set screws.
11. Attach the other Body (-221) to the other end of the Connector (-219) and fully tighten the set
screws. The completed anchor assembly is now ready to attach to the vertically hanging torch assembly.
Set this assembly aside until the torch assembly is completely assembled and hanging vertically to the
tool string.
NOTE 5:
The bow spring centralizer should be mated to the Bull Plug (-220) and wrench tightened. The Bull
Plug has a 1" Sucker Rod Thread (15/16"-10 UN)

Step #3 Assembly of the RCT / PTS System


1. Unwrap the Radial Cutting Torch (RCT) / Perforating Torch Cutter (PTC) and any Extension
Adaptors to be used.
2. Inspect the torch and extension for damage that may have occurred during shipping or transportation.
Make sure the o-ring's on the extensions are in good shape. If not then replace them with new ones
provided in the KIT. Grease the box and pin connections of the RCT / PTC and extension (if needed).
3. If needed, thread the extensions onto the RCT / PTC and tighten with wrenches.
4. For Sliding Sleeve torches only: Attach the Socket Sub (-218) per No. 8 above (Fig. 8).
NOTE 6:
The Socket Sub (-218) is used only with sliding sleeve designed torches. This sub is not used with XRT
torches, High Pressure torches, Ultra-High Pressure torches, Coiled tubing Cutters or Perforating
torches.
5. The RCT/ PTS assembly is now ready to attach to the Initiation System on the vertically hanging
tool string.
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Section 3

RCT Systems Assembly Procedures


continued from page 3.

NOTE 7:
Care should be taken not to twist or bind the nozzle end of the RCT, as this may damage the nozzle.
6. First remove the Generator Safety Sleeve from the Thermal Generator Sub; then thread the RCT
/ PTS assembly (Fig. 16, Fig. 17 & Fig. 18) onto the Thermal Generator and tighten with wrenches.
7. Attach the anchor assembly (with centralizer sub) to the end of the RCT / PTS and tighten the set
screws on the anchor body.
Figure 16 is a typical toolstring for the Radial Cutting Torch and Pressure Balance Anchor with upper
and lower centralizers. MCR recommends using a competent set of impact selector jars above the
RCT especially when the RCT is used in deviated electric wireline wells.
Figure 17 is a typical toolstring for the Radial Cutting Torch, Pressure Balance Anchor with upper and
lower centralizers for the Electro-Mechanical Anchor and a lower centralizer for the truncated PBA
system. MCR recommends using a competent set of impact selector jars above the RCT especially
when the RCT is used in deviated electric wireline wells.
Figure 18 is a typical toolstring for the Perforating Torch Cutter (PTC) and Pressure Balance Anchor.
MCR recommends using a competent set of impact selector jars above the RCT especially when the
RCT is used in deviated electric wireline wells.

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GO BULL PLUG

CENTRALIZER

ADAPTER MAY BE
REQUIRED TO CONNECT
CENTRALIZER WITH PBA
BULL PLUG SUCKER
ROD THREAD

PRESSURE BALANCE
ANCHOR ASSEMBLY

SINKER BAR

GO TYPE DUAL PIN SUB

Figure
L-5
Figure 16

TYPICAL RCT TOOLSTRING

THERMAL
GENERATOR
SUB

ISOLATION SUB

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EXTENSION (EXT),
IF NECESSARY

THG

PBA SOCKET TO BE ATTACHED TO


RCT PER FIGURE L-4 PROCEDURE
BEFORE ATTACHING REMAINDER OF
PBA TO SOCKET

RADIAL CUTTING
TORCH (RCT)

OPTIONAL PRESSURE BALANCE


ANCHOR ASSEMBLY WITH RUBBER
FINGERS TYPICALLY USED ON 1-3/8",
1-1/2" AND 1-11/16 TORCHES ONLY

COLLAR LOCATOR (CCL)

CENTRALIZER SUB

CABLE HEAD ASSEMBLY

Section 3

PBA BULL PLUG


ADAPTER MAY BE REQUIRED
TO CONNECT CENTRALIZER
WITH PBA BULL PLUG SUCKER
ROD THREAD

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CENTRALIZER

GO BULL PLUG

CENTRALIZER

TYPICAL RCT/EMA TOOLSTRING WITH


ALTERNATIVE PBA TERMINATION
Figure
Figure L-6
17

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SINKER BAR

THERMAL GENERATOR SUB

EXTENSION (EXT),
IF NECESSARY

THG

ISOLATION SUB

PBA SOCKET TO BE ATTACHED


TO RCT PER FIGURE L-4
PROCEDURE BEFORE ATTACHING
REMAINDER OF PBA TO SOCKET

RADIAL CUTTING
TORCH (RCT)

OPTIONAL RUBBER FINGER SUB


TYPICALLY USED ON 1-3/8", 1-1/2"
AND 1-11/16 TORCHES ONLY

PRESSURE BALANCE
ANCHOR ASSEMBLY WITH
ONE PBA BODY ONLY

ELECTROMECHANICAL ANCHOR (EMA)

CENTRALIZER

GO TYPE DUAL PIN SUB

COLLAR LOCATOR (CCL)

CABLE HEAD ASSEMBLY

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SINKER BAR

Figure
Figure L-7
18

EXTENSION (EXT),
IF NECESSARY

THG

PERFORATING TORCH CUTTER (PTC)

TYPICAL PTC TOOLSTRING

PRESSURE BALANCE ANCHOR


ASSEMBLY
(LESS SOCKET SUB & FINGERS)

SUB
GO TYPE DUAL PIN

COLLAR LOCATOR (CCL)

CABLE
HEAD
ASSEMBLY

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THERMAL
GENERATOR
SUB

ISOLATION SUB

Section 3

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TORCH CUTTER (PTC)

SOCKET SUB (-218)

Figure
Figure L-8
19

RCT/PTS ASSEMBLY

RADIAL CUTTING
TORCH (RCT)

EXTENSION (EXT),
IF NECESSARY

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EXTENSION (EXT),
IF NECESSARY

Section 3

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GENERATOR
SAFETY SLEEVE

Figure
L-3
Figure 20

GENERATOR
SAFETY SLEEVE

GENERATOR
SUB WITH THG

Section 3

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ISOLATION SUB

CABLE HEAD

COLLAR LOCATOR (CCL)

TYPICAL GENERATOR SAFETY


SLEEVE (GSS) ASSEMBLY

GENERATOR
SUB WITH THG

ISOLATION SUB

GO TYPE
DUAL PIN SUB

THE GSS IS NOT TO BE USED WITH EXPLOSIVES!

Do not remove the security cable or brass tag; removal voids product
qualification. Do not disassemble the GSS; internal components must
remain sealed and properly oriented. Stow the GSS in its shipping
container when not in use to avoid damaging the relief filter component
& threads. Grease the o-ring surface prior to making up the GSS to the
Generator Sub pin end. Avoid using pipe wrenches: strap wrenches or
hand application is preferred to avoid marring damage to the Aluminum
housing. Each toolstring requires a specific Safety Sleeve - DO NOT
alter threaded ends to accommodate other tools.

Section 4

Specifications for Standard Pressure Torches


Table 4. SP RCT Specifications

Qty

Part Number(s)

Tool Build

Description

Pressure (psi)

Recommended Use

RCT-0750-200

RCT-0750-200

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

1
1

RCT-0750-200
EXT-0750-100

RCT-0750-300

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

RCT-0875-200

RCT-0875-200

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to 1.75"

1
1

RCT-0875-200
EXT-0875-100

RCT-0875-300

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to 1.75"

RCT-1000-200

RCT-1000-200

1" O.D.
(25.4 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

1
1

RCT-1000-200
EXT-1000-100

RCT-1000-300

1" O.D.
(25.4 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

RCT-1375-200

RCT-1375-200

1.375" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

0-4000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

1
1

RCT-1375-200
EXT-1375-100

RCT-1375-300

1.375" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

4001-10,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

1
2

RCT-1375-200
EXT-1375-100

RCT-1375-400

1.375" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

4001-10,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

RCT-1500-200

RCT-1500-200

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

0-4000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

1
1

RCT-1500-200
EXT-1500-100

RCT-1500-300

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

4001-10,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

1
1

RCT-1500-200
EXT-1500-100

RCT-1500-400

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

4001-10,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

RCT-1500-999XP

RCT-1500-999XP
(No EXT added)

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

0-4000

2-7/8" Pipe to 11.7#

1
1

RCT-1500-999XP
EXT-1500-100

RCT-1500-999XP
(EXT added)

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

4001-10,000

2-7/8" Pipe to 11.7#

RCT-1688-200

RCT-1688-200

1.688" O.D.
(42.86 mm)

0-4000

2-7/8" Tubing 6.40# to 8.70#

1
1

RCT-1688-200
EXT-1688-100

RCT-1688-300

1.688" O.D.
(42.86 mm)

4001-10,000

2-7/8" Tubing 6.40# to 8.70#

0-4000

2-7/8" Tubing 8.90# to 11.7#

1
2

RCT-1688-200
EXT-1688-100

RCT-1688-400

1.688" O.D.
(42.86 mm)

4001-10,000

2-7/8" Tubing 8.90# to 11.7#

RCT-1750-999XP

RCT-1750-999XP
(No EXT added)

1.750" O.D.
(44.45 mm)

0-4000

3-1/2" Pipe

1
1

RCT-1750-999XP
RCT-1750-100

RCT-1750-999XP
(With EXT)

1.750" O.D.
(44.45 mm)

4001-10,000

3-1/2" Pipe

RCT-2000-200

RCT-2000-200

2" O.D.
(50.8 mm)

0-4,000

3-1/2" Pipe 9.3# to 12.95#

1
1

RCT-2000-200
EXT-2000-100

RCT-2000-300

2" O.D.
(50.8 mm)

0-4000

3-1/2" Pipe 12.95# to 16.80#

4001-10,000

3-1/2" Pipe 9.3# to 12.95#

1
2

RCT-2000-200
EXT-2000-100

RCT-2000-400

2" O.D.
(50.8 mm)

4001-10,000

3-1/2" Pipe 12.95# to 16.80#


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Section 4

Specifications for Standard Pressure Torches


continued from page 2

Table 4. SP RCT Specifications cont'd

Qty

Part Number(s)

Tool Build

Description

Pressure (psi)

Recommended Use

RCT-2500-200

RCT-2500-200

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

0-4000

3-1/2" Tubing

1
1

RCT-2500-200
EXT-2500-100

4001-10,000

3-1/2" Tubing

RCT-2500-300

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

0-4000

4" Drill Pipe

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

0-4000

4-1/2" Drill Pipe 13.75# to 16.60#

4001-10,000

4" Drill Pipe

4001-10,000

4-1/2" Drill Pipe 13.75# - 16.60#

0-4000

4-1/2" Drill Pipe 20#

1
2

RCT-2500-200
EXT-2500-100

RCT-2500-400

1
1

RCT-2937-100
EXT-2937-100

RCT-2937-200

2.937" O.D.
(74.6 mm)

0-4000

4-1/2" Pipe

1
2

RCT-2937-100
EXT-2937-100

RCT-2937-300

2.937" O.D.
(74.6 mm)

4001-10,000

4-1/2" & 5" Pipe

RCT-3375-200

RCT-3375-200

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

0-4000

5" Pipe 11.5"# to 24#

1
1

RCT-3375-200
EXT-3375-100

RCT-3375-300

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

4001-10,000

5" Pipe 11.5# to 24#


5-7/8" DP

1
2

RCT-3375-200
EXT-3375-100

RCT-3375-400

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

4001-10,000

5-1/2" Pipe 14# to 26#

1
1

RCT-4000-100
EXT-3375-100

RCT-4000-200

4" O.D.
(101.6 mm)

0-4000

5-1/2" Pipe

1
1
1

RCT-4000-100
EXT-3375-100
EXT-4000-100

RCT-4000-300

4" O.D.
(101.6 mm)

4001-10,000

5-7/8" Drill Pipe

1
1
2

RCT-4000-100
EXT-3375-100
EXT-4000-100

RCT-4000-400

4" O.D.
(101.6mm)

4001-10,000

5-7/8" Drill Pipe

1
1
1

RCT-5000-050
EXT-3375-100
EXT-4000-100

4001-10,000

6-5/8" Pipe

RCT-5000-200

5" O.D.
(127 mm)

0-4000

7" to 7-5/8" Pipe

4001-10,000

6-5/8" Pipe

1
1
2

RCT-5000-050
EXT-3375-100
EXT-4000-100

RCT-5000-300

5" O.D.
(127 mm)

4001-10,000

7" to 7-5/8" Pipe

1
1
3

RCT-5000-050
EXT3375-100
EXT-4000-100

RCT-5000-400

5" O.D.
(127 mm)

4001-10,000

7" to 7-5/8" Pipe

1
2

RCT-7000-100
EXT-7000-075

RCT-7000-200

7" O.D.
(177.8 mm)

0-4000

8-5/8" to 9-7/8" Pipe

1
2
2

RCT-7000-100
EXT-7000-025
EXT-7000-075

RCT-7000-300

7" O.D.
(177.8 mm)

0-4000

9-5/8" & 9-7/8" Casing


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Section 4

Specifications for High Pressure Torches


Table 5. HP Specifications

Qty

Part Number(s)

Tool Build

Description

Pressure (psi)

Recommended Use

HPT-0750-1000

HPT-0750-1000

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

HPT-0875-1000

HPT-0875-1000

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to 1.75"

HPT-1125-1000

HPT-1125-1000

1.125" O.D.
(28.58 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

HPT-1375-1000

HPT-1375-1000

1.375" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7# to 5.95#

HPT-1500-1000

HPT-1500-1000

1.500" O.D.
(38.1 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

2-3/8" Tubing 4.7" to 5.95#

HPT-1688-1000

HPT-1688-1000

1.688" O.D.
(44.45 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

2-7/8" Pipe to 8.7#

HPT-2000-1000

HPT-2000-1000

2" O.D.
(50.8 mm)

10,001 - 12,000

3-1/2" Pipe 9.3# to 12.95#

1
1

HPT-2000-1000
HPE-2000-1000

HPT-2000-2000

2" O.D.
(50.8 mm)

12,001 - 15,000

3-1/2" Pipe 9.3# to 12.95#

1
1

HPT-2500-1000
HPE-2500-1000

HPT-2500-2000

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

10,001 - 12,000

4" Pipe
4-1/2" Pipe 15.5#

1
1

HPT-2500-1000
HPE-2500-2000

HPT-2500-3000

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

10,001 - 12,000

5" Pipe 18#

1
1
1

HPT-2500-1000
HPE-2500-1000
HPE-2500-2000

HPT-2500-4000

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

12,001 - 15,000

1
2
1

HPT-2500-1000
HPE-2500-1000
HPE-2500-2000

HPT-2500-5000

2.500" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

12,001 - 15,000

HPT-2937-1000

HPT-2937-1000

2.937" O.D.
(74.6 mm)

10,001 - 15,000

1
1

HPT-3375-1000
HPE-3375-1000

HPT-3375-2000

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

10,001 - 12,000

1
1

HPT-3375-1000
HPE-3375-2000

HPT-3375-3000

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

1
1
1

HPT-3375-1000
HPE-3375-1000
HPE-3375-2000

HPT-3375-4000

1
1

HPT-4000-1000
HPE-4000-2000

1
1
1

HPT-4000-1000
HPE-4000-1000
HPE-4000-2000

4" Pipe
4-1/2" Pipe 15.5#
5" Pipe 18#
4-1/2" Pipe 15.5#
5" Pipe 18#
5" Pipe 18#

12,001 - 15,000

5" Pipe 18#

10,001 - 12,000

5-1/2" Pipe 26#

3.375" O.D.
(85.7 mm)

12,001 - 15,000

5-1/2" Pipe 26#

HPT-4000-3000

4" O.D.
(101.6 mm)

10,001 - 12,000

5-1/2" Pipe 26#

HPT-4000-4000

4" O.D.
(101.6 mm)

12,001 - 15,000

5-1/2" Pipe 26#


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Section 4

Specifications for Perforating Torches


Standard & High Pressure

Table 6. PTC Specifications

Qty

Part
Number(s)

Tool Build

Description

Pressure
(psi)

Recommended
Use

Approximate
Hole Size
(in)

PTS-0750-200

PTC-0750-200

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

0.38

1
1

PTC-0750-200
EXT-0750-100

PTC-0750-300

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

0.38

PTC-0750-1000

PTC-0750-1000

3/4" O.D.
(19.05 mm)

10,001 15,000

Coil Tubing to 1.5" O.D.

0.42

PTC-0875-200

PTC-0875-200

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to


1.75"

0.42

1
1

PTC-0875-200
EXT-0875-100

PTC-0875-300

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to


1.75"

0.42

PTC-0875-1000

PTC-0875-1000

7/8" O.D.
(22.23 mm)

10,001 15,000

Coil Tubing 1.5" to


1.75"

0.47

PTC-1000-200

PTC-1000-200

1" O.D.
(25.4 mm)

0-4000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

0.6

1
1

PTC-1000-200
EXT-1000-100

PTC-1000-300

1" O.D.
(25.4 mm)

4001-10,000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

0.6

PTC-1000-1000

PTC-1000-1000

1" O.D.
(25.4 mm)

10,001 15,000

Coil Tubing 1.75" to 2"

0.6

PTC-1375-200

PTC-1375-200

1-3/8" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

0 - 4000

2-3/8" Tubing

1.05

1
1

PTC-1375-200
EXT-1375-100

PTC-1375-300

1-3/8" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

4001 - 10,000

2-3/8" Tubing

1.05

0 - 4000

2-7/8" Tubing

1.05

PTC-1375-400

1-3/8" O.D.
(34.93 mm)

0 - 4000

2-7/8" Tubing

1.1

4001 - 10,000

2-7/8" Tubing

1.1

0 - 4000

3-1/2" Tubing

1.3

4001 - 10,000

3-1/2" Tubing

1.3

4001-10,000

4" Pipe

2.2

1
2

PTC-1375-200
EXT-1375-100

PTC-1688-200

PTC-1688-200

1-11/16" O.D.
(42.86 mm)

1
1

PTC-1688-200
EXT-1688-100

PTC-1688-300

1-11/16" O.D
(42.86 mm)

PTC-2500-200

PTC-2500-200

2-1/2" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

0 - 4000

4-1/2" Pipe

2.2

1
1

PTC-2500-200
EXT-2500-100

PTC-2500-300

2-1/2" O.D.
(63.5 mm)

4001 - 10,000

4-1/2" Pipe

2.2

*PTC-2937-200

*PTC-2937-200

2.937" O.D.
(74.6 mm)

0-4000

5-1/2" Pipe

7.5

1
1

*PTC-2937-200
EXT-2937-100

*PTC-2937-300

2.937" O.D.
(74.6 mm)

4001 - 10,000

5-1/2" Pipe

7.5

* 2-15/16" PTC produce two equal holes 180 apart.

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Section 4

Jet Perforating Table


The following table identifies the allowable/equivalent substitutions to the recommended MCR
Perforating Torch Systems (PTS). Whenever possible, utilize the proper MCR PTS to ensure adequate
circulation competency.
Table 7. Jet Perforation/RCT use requirements

MCR Torch
RCT -1375
RCT -1500
RCT -1688
RCT -2000
RCT -2500
RCT -2937
RCT -3375
RCT -4000
RCT -5000
RCT -6750

Jet Perforating requirements


must perforate with a minimum of 12 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 16 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 16 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 16 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 24 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 24 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 28 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 28 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 32 shots
must perforate with a minimum of 48 shots
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NOTE: Perforations are based on 0.3 inch diameter individual shot holes. If the hole size
is smaller, then more holes are required to produce the required flow area.
The above perforation count has been doubled with respect to the table shown in the
previous Operation Manual (rev. H). Since the expectation that the 0.3 holes produced
are 100% efficient, shot diameters falling short are often encountered. As such, MCR has
doubled the number of shots required in order to compensate for efficiency shortfalls.

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Advantages of the RCT over JET and Chemical Cutters


MCR Oil Tools' RCT:
IS NOT an explosive or dangerous chemical.
Classified as a Flammable Solid, Organic, NOS., UN1325 Section 4.1.
No special storage, handling, or disposal problems.
Causes no flaring or swelling of the pipe to be cut.
Cuts all stainless steels, Hasteloy, Monel, Inconel and plastic coated pipes.
Can be run through restrictions to cut larger diameter pipe.
Can be used in close contact pipe conditions.
Can cut in dry pipe conditions.
Can operate in temperatures to 500F.
Can cut in exotic fluids or drilling mud without problems.
Cuts heavy wall pipe.

New patented Pressure Balance Anchor system eliminates movement, slipping or


sticking problems associated with other anchors.

Pressure Balance Anchor does not contain moving parts, eliminating the

problems associated with going through restrictions and operating in larger

diameters below the restriction.

The complete system is safe to use in Radio Sensitive areas such as offshore platforms
or drill ships without going into Radio Silence, resulting in significant savings in rig time.

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Appendix A
Radio Silence Testing Summary

Resistorized Thermal Generator

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Appendix A

Appendix A
Radio Silence Testing Summary

Radio Silence Testing Summary


Ceramic Heater Thermal Generator
Report 20671-03

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Appendix A

Appendix A
Radio Silence Testing Summary

Radio Silence Testing Summary


Low Voltage Thermal Generator
Report 20624-01

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October 12, 2009

Appendix A

Appendix B

Technical Operation Manual


EMA-1500-100

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Technical Operation Manual

EMA-1500-100
Manual Revision D

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PRODUCT INFORMATION SERIES

Licensed User Support Document

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS


Use of MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC products is governed by License
Agreement.

MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC


7315 Business Place
Arlington, TX 76001
Phone 817.701.5100 Fax 817.701.5105

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Table of Contents
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS .......................................... i
TOOL SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................... 2
ASSEMBLY & DISASSEMBLY ................................................. 3
MAINTANENCE ........................................................................ 4
OPERATION ............................................................................. 8
TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES .................................. 12
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT .................................................... 12
ARM SELECTION CHART ...................................................... 13
EMA ACTUATION & DEPLOYMENT LOG ............................. 13
INDEX ..................................................................................... 13

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TOOL SPECIFICATIONS
Description:

1.5 250F 5000 psi ElectroMechanical Anchor Tool

Length:

46 (116.8 cm)

Weight:

13.5 lb (6.1 kg)

Max. Diameter (stowed)

1 (3.8 cm)

Pressure Rating

5000 psi (34.4 MPa)

Temperature Rating

250 F (121 C)

Applied Voltage* (at cablehead) Depending on Wireline:


Arm Actuation 50 90 VDC (+) POS
THG-1000-200/THG-1000-300 75 105 VDC (-) NEG
THG-1000-700 HV 125 - 175 VDC (-) NEG
Arms (Single use recommended) #0 thru #9, for 2 3/8 O.D. through 5 O.D. targets.
*Achieve a minimum of one (1) Ampere, panel indicated, for all tool systems
following ramp-up time, if applicable. Always verify wireline & shooting panel
adequacy prior to running toolstring into the well. Wireline armor resistance may
increase due to unspooling of the line; this should be anticipated when judging
system competence.

Figure 1. EMA overview, arms partially deployed


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ASSEMBLY & DISASSEMBLY


Field assembly and disassembly of the EMA is limited to anchor arm replacement
and bottom sub pin-end o-ring replacement. Field repair and servicing is not
recommended due to the likelihood of high performance sealing surface damage
and subsequent failure*.
Do not attempt to make another run with the anchor tool in the event external
diagnostics indicate that a component failure has occurred. When operated within
the pressure and temperature limits as well as adhering to the recommended
driveshaft grease application protocol (indicated within this document), the EMA
does not have a minimum or maximum operation count lifespan. Repeated runs
having excessive pressure spikes and/or high temperature cycles, inadequate
grease application, or runs requiring jarring will diminish the lifespan of the anchor.
Single jarring events to yield stuck arms will not render the EMA inoperable.
Repeated jarring operations or excessive recovery techniques should be
considered destructive to the anchor. Remove the anchor from service in the event
a known damaging cycle has occurred. Label INOPERATIVE and arrange a
return to MCR OIL TOOLS for servicing or rebuild.
Grease Specification:
Type: (AeroShell 22 recommended)
Short stroke grease gun provided w/ EMA (low injection rate necessary to
reduce the likeliness of damaging the driveshaft internal u-cup seals).
*O-rings may be replaced after hostile runs using an approved MCR EMA o-ring kit
(HOK-EMA-1500-100). This kit consists of all exposed o-rings & backup rings as
well as a roll of thin wall polyester tape that fits over the exposed mechanicals to
protect the rings from cuts and abrasions. Since this tool is designed for moderate
pressure & temperature, the seals will not typically be exposed to life reducing
thresholds.

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MAINTANENCE
Proper maintenance of the EMA is necessary in order to ensure continued safe
tool operation. Maintenance is limited to cleaning, grease injection at the anchor
arm housing grease ports, arm removal & replacement and o-ring replacement on
the pin end of the bottom sub (MCR Product # HOR-90-211). Removal of all
contaminated grease, slag or other debris from within the arm slots should be
conducted with cotton swabs prior to fresh grease injection. (This operation follows
an alignment cycle to properly orient the arms for removal/replacement).
Do not clean the tool with a high pressure high velocity power washer.
Use non-solvent cleaning products followed by a light coat of Marvel Mystery Oil
after use and prior to long term storage of the EMA. Always store the EMA with
fresh driveshaft grease and new arms!
To prepare the tool for a downhole run, arm replacement, or for storage, orient the
arms as indicated in Step #2 of the Arm Replacement instructions.
Once the arms have been removed and all slot grease and debris has been
cleaned-out, remove the grease port set screws (Fig. 2).

Figure 2. Grease port locations


Next, insert two clean -28 grease fittings (grease fittings and grease gun are
included with each EMA). With the included grease gun, slowly inject the hightemperature grease until enough is extruded into the three arm spaces to cover the
drive shaft at the visible slide locations. Remove the grease fittings and replace
with the clean -28 set screws and tighten (bump-up, do not overtighten).
Select the arms corresponding to the deployment target I.D. as indicated on the
ARM SELECTION CHART. Proper arm selection is critical in order to ensure a
successful anchor deployment. Continue with Step #4 below. Following Step #4,
fill all slot cavities with grease. Finish with Step #5 below, wiping away excess
grease. Place a label on tool indicating the Arm # if prepped for storage.
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ARM REPLACEMENT:
Note: New EMA kits ship from the MCR facility with ARM #7 series
installed in the arms closed (parallel to drive shaft) position and on the
open sequence processor cycle.
All arm actuation cycles must be performed utilizing DC (+) positive
polarity. Arm actuation cycles that are stopped by removing power to the
EMA prior to processor time-out will remain on that cycle, and begin at time
= 0s.
Step 1:
Begin this sequence with the currently installed arms in the armsCLOSED position. The arms-CLOSED cycle can be confirmed by the
arms closing or by visualizing the arm driveshaft traveling towards the
bottom of the EMA (knurled end) in the event that no arms or yielded arms
are encountered. A distinct clicking will be felt and heard once the travel
limit of the shaft or arm impingement on shaft has occurred. This is normal
and will stop upon processor time-out. Power can be removed from the tool
following processor time-out, with the next power application cycle being
the opposite arm travel.
In the event that a cycle has placed the shaft in a position where arm
installation is prevented, conduct an arms open cycle until the shaft gear
section is approximately centered with the arm shoulder screws. Removal
of power prior to processor time-out may be necessary in order to
adequately line-up the shaft gear section.
Step 2:
Apply DC+ for approximately 7 to 8 seconds (2 to 3 seconds following
processor start of the motor, which begins 3 to 5 seconds after power
application to the tool), just enough to elevate the arms off of the driveshaft.
This position is for ease of arm removal & replacement. This step is
particularly necessary when switching from shorter arms to longer arms.
Step 3:
Remove the used or improperly sized arms and replace with new arms. All
arms must be installed in the same orientation as those being replaced.
Ensure that the shoulder screws that retain the arms are tightly fastened.
Step 4:
Apply DC+ power again to reach full arms-OPEN orientation (~90 to
body) until cycle stop** (fig. 3). Please note that an excessive number of
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open cycles on a single set of arms may result in a flattening of the last arm
tooth. This may hinder functionality due to side wall rubbing.

Figure 3. Arms at full open position, ~ 90 to EMA body


**Be prepared to remove power in the event the arms do not stop at the
90 position. This may occur if a prior run resulted in yielded arms or
improperly installed arms.
Complete the following technique to determine the anchor stop limit. This
involves inserting an arm in order to find the tooth stop on the driveshaft
such that the last tooth impinges on the driveshaft O.D., after the last
driveshaft gear relief. This position corresponds to the fully open position.
Once determined, roll the arm towards the closed position until the
shoulder set screw can be inserted. Once fastened, apply power until the
processor automatically stops. If necessary, remove the arms and cycle the
shaft until the drive shaft gear section is positioned central to the shoulder
screw and reinstall the arms using the aforementioned last tooth install
method.

Figure 4. Cut-away view of proper arm/driveshaft interaction, fully opened


Step 5:
Once the arms-OPEN cycle is complete, remove power for >6 seconds
and conduct an arms-Closed cycle for storage of the tool. Complete an
operation as indicated in Step 2 above to remove arm/shaft bind.

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Electrical check:
1) Through resistance

4M to ____

2)

Top sub center pin to body

4M to 64M__

3)

Bottom sub pin to body

64M to ___

4)

Power applied for arm actuation

__________V(NO RCT / THG ATTACHED)

5)

CheckFire

__________VARM Actuation Lower Threshold


__________VRCT Fire Lower Threshold

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OPERATION

WARNING: DC (-) NEGATIVE FIRING CONTROL IS


ACTIVE WITHOUT ANCHOR ARMS OPEN.
NEVER ACTUATE A TOOLSTRING ON SURFACE
WITH A CUTTER, PERFORATOR, OR THERMAL
GENERATOR ATTACHED TO THE ANCHOR!
1)

Select & Install Target I.D. Recommended Arms

ARM SELECTION GUIDE


ARM I.D.
1500-000
1500-001
1500-002
1500-003
1500-004
1500-005
1500-006
1500-007
1500-008
1500-009
2)

I.D. RANGE (in.)


1.815 to 1.867
1.867 to 2.041
2.151 to 2.259
2.259 to 2.441
2.480 to 2.750
2.764 to 3.068
3.340 to 3.548
3.640 to 4.090
4.151 to 4.545
4.545 to 4.950

ORDER #
KIT-ARM-340
KIT-ARM-341
KIT-ARM-342
KIT-ARM-343
KIT-ARM-344
KIT-ARM-345
KIT-ARM-346
KIT-ARM-347
KIT-ARM-348
KIT-ARM-349

Build Toolstring, Cable Head to First Centralizer. Do not attach the


Radial Cutting Torch, Perforating Torch or Thermal Generator at
this Point.
Recommended toolstring (following checkout procedures):
Cable head
Jars
CCL
Knuckle (reported to be effective for heavy toolstrings)
Adjustable Centralizer, required
EMA
Adjustable Centralizer, required
Weight bar, for weight or to reduce slag from hindering arm closure
RCT
PBA Socket, PBA Body, PBA Bottom Sub
Centralizer, recommended for cutter
Decentralizer, for perforator (Consult with MCR prior to use)

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3)

Conduct Two Preliminary Simulated Initiations Utilizing the


CheckFire Panel in Place of the EMA/RCT Toolstring with Uphole
Tools in Place
a)
Calculate the expected resistance increase due to armor spool-off.
This will be the product of the ARMOR resistance times the depth
(both values typically given in 1000ft orientation). i.e. ARMOR
resistance of Wireline Works 1-R-224-FTH is 4.4/kft, conveyed to
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)

j)
k)

10,000ft: 4.4*10=44 of increased resistance on depth.


Dial the determined ARMOR ONLY resistance increase into the
CheckFire Panel variable resistor.

Select DC (+) Positive.


Slowly (10V/sec) ramp-up voltage until Green LEDs illuminate
then shut off.
Annotate voltage value as Minimum Downhole ARM Actuation
Threshold. Amperage of 1.0 amp at Red LED off point.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel
Filter Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and
wireline) for 5 seconds, then switch to DC () Negative.
Slowly ramp up from 50 VDC- until Red LEDs shut off.
Annotate this voltage value as Minimum Downhole RCT Fire
Threshold.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel
Filter Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and
wireline) for 5 seconds, then switch back to DC (+) Positive,
Disarm Shooting Panel Power Supply.
Set the variable resistor to 0 and conduct the steps above
beginning with c) to determine UPHOLE thresholds.
The 0 function check values will be used for the next step,
identified as 5) below.

4)

Add Anchor to Toolstring (NO RCT, PTC or THG ATTACHED!)

5)

Perform an open / fire / close / fire sequence on the EMA (NO RCT,
PTC or THG ATTACHED!) For Functionality Check

This sequence requires an approved multimeter sensing voltage* at the


EMA Pin end in order to verify presence, polarity and range of pass
through voltages.
a)
b)
c)

d)
e)
f)

Place EMA on stands with ARM section clear of obstructions


Select DC (+) Positive
Ramp-up to CheckFire Panel Determined UPHOLE Arm Actuation
Threshold Voltage from 3.j. above, Toggle Power ON, (amperage will
begin low, then after a 3 to 5 second delay, arms begin OPEN
sequence, indicated by a rise in amperage draw, lasting 17 second
duration). During the motoring sequence, after the 3 to 5 second
delay, increase voltage to obtain one (1) Ampere of panel indicated
current. Hold until amperage drops back to initial power application
range close to zero. Verify that no voltage is sensed at the bottom pin.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
Select DC (-) Negative.
Ramp up to the CheckFire Panel UPHOLE Fire Threshold voltage.

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g)

h)
i)
j)

k)
l)
m)
n)

o)
p)
q)

Apply power. Verify both the end of line voltage and pin polarity* (Only
DC (-) NEGATIVE voltage passage allowed!). If positive voltage
conduction is indicated, detach the EMA and label INOPERATIVE.
*Insure lead polarity selection is correct for polarity check.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
Select DC (+) Positive.
Ramp-up to CheckFire Panel UPHOLE Arm Actuation Threshold
voltage, Apply Power, (amperage will begin low, then after a 5 second
delay, arms CLOSED sequence begins, indicated by a raise in
amperage draw 17 second duration). Increase voltage to obtain one
(1) Ampere of panel indicated current. Hold until amperage drops
back to initial power application range. Verify that no voltage is sensed
at the bottom pin.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
Select DC (-) Negative.
Ramp up to the CheckFire Panel UPHOLE Fire Threshold voltage.
Apply power. Verify both end of line voltage and pin polarity (Only DC
(-) NEGATIVE voltage passage allowed! If positive voltage conduction
is indicated, detach the EMA and label INOPERATIVE. *Insure lead
polarity selection is correct for polarity check.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
Select DC (+) Positive.
Power off & secure firing panel.

Add Cutter to Toolstring

7)

RIH, Correlate Target Zone

*** Annotate the turn-around toolstring weight for the next


operation.
8)

Set & Confirm Anchor Fixation


a)
DC (+) and voltage pre-set to CheckFire Minimum Downhole ARM
Actuation Threshold voltage value.
b)
Apply power
i. After 5 seconds & Amp rise indicated, dial voltage to obtain
minimum of 1 Ampere.
ii. Travel down hole @ approximately 2 to 4 ft/min for 6 seconds.
(The goal is to exceed turn-around stretch and allow the toolstring
to travel downhole slightly, 1 to 3 inches, as the arms are opening.
This enables the three points to have maximum contact with the
pipe I.D.)
iii. Turn-around to travel uphole @ 1 to 2 ft/min until pick-up weight is
150 to 200 lb over ***turn-around toolstring weight. Ensure that
power is applied until the Actuate Open cycle is complete and
amperage returns to initial level.

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c)
d)
e)

Verify that no movement is indicated on the CCL and that the over pull
weight is maintained.
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
Switch to DC (-) Negative.

9)

Complete RCT Activation Sequence


a)
Confirm DC () Negative.
b)
Ramp-up to CheckFire Minimum Downhole RCT Actuation Threshold
voltage.
c)
Apply Power and immediately increase voltage to achieve a minimum
of 1 Ampere indicated on the firing panel.
d)
Hold power. ***THG-1000-200 & THG-1000-300 approximately 3 to
15 sec. THG-1000-700, approximately 8 to 25 sec.
e)
Watch for Line OPEN indication on shooting panel.
f)
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.
g)
Switch to DC (+) Positive.

10)

Release Anchor Through Arm Stowage Process


a)
Release wireline tension before attempting to stow arms.
b)
Confirm DC (+) Positive.
c)
Ramp up to Minimum Downhole Arm Actuation Threshold Voltage.
d)
Apply power, ramp-up & hold 1 Ampere.
e)
Shooting panel visual check, continue to hold power until amperage
drop.
f)
Power to zero, Shooting key to SAFE and depress Fire Panel Filter
Discharge button (if attached between firing panel and wireline) for 5
seconds.

11)

POOH
a)
Ensure release with a slow pull and watch for initial increase then
reduction in wireline weight pick up.
b)
Slow toolstring speed prior to entering any significant casing or tubing
internal restrictions or profiles.

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TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
The EMA has numerous built-in recovery features should the arm stowage process fail
following a cut or perforate sequence. There are multiple failure zones on the arms as
well as an internal driveshaft shear pin. When used in conjunction with recommended
jars, recovery of the toolstring is very likely.
The 1 EMA arms are designed to successfully anchor and hold all cutter sizes up to
and including 2 RCTs while within 2 3/8 to 4 pipe species (up to 5 with
optional arms).
The following operations should be considered in the event of a held-up toolstring.
Always attempt to verify the root cause of the stuck component do not assume that
an immovable toolstring containing an EMA is always due to stuck arms!
Yield sequence:
Carbide inserts begin to fracture at ~750lbs. This begins the process of reducing their
profile.
At between 900 lbs to 1100 lbs, depending on the impinging angle, the gear teeth of
the arms fail, allowing the arms, sequentially, to fold forward or backwards
depending on their contact with the pipe wall or a constriction feature inside the well.
Once folded backwards, the next shear will tend to separate the arm from the anchor.
This is advantageous should the arms become bent and not nest within a slot. This
yield can occur in conjunction with the above gear yield or slightly above it. The arms
can then be flowed to surface, allowed to settle, or dissolved.
In the event that there is a constriction feature precluding the arm gear from shearing
at the driveshaft, the next yield will occur within the EMA housing. A 1500 lb shear pin
will release the driveshaft, allowing the arms to fold. This action will be assisted by the
use of competent jars.
A final option to recover the toolstring from the well is the use of acid to dissolve the
arms. They are constructed of 6063 Aluminum for that reason.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
Applied Filter Panel (FP-AES)
CheckFire Panel (CFS)
Generator Safety Sleeve (GSS)
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ARM SELECTION CHART

ARM SELECTION GUIDE


ARM I.D.
1500-000
1500-001
1500-002
1500-003
1500-004
1500-005
1500-006
1500-007
1500-008
1500-009

I.D. RANGE (in.) OAL (in.)


1.815 to 1.867
0.90
1.867 to 2.041
1.00
2.151 to 2.259
1.16
2.259 to 2.441
1.25
2.480 to 2.750
1.45
2.764 to 3.068
1.65
3.340 to 3.548
1.95
3.640 to 4.090
2.30
4.151 to 4.545
2.57
4.545 to 4.950
2.80

EMA ACTUATION
& DEPLOYMENT LOG

INDEX

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