Tool Traps

  • Designed to be rigged-up above wireline valve, and below lubricator.
  • Unit can be opened manually or remotely by hydraulic pressure to allow tool string to be lowered through tool trap from above. Once tool string is in position, hydraulic pressure is removed, and tool traps spring loaded flapper is designed to automatically return to a closed position.
  • Flapper has a slot that is wider than wireline, but smaller than tool string, thus allowing for un-obstructed wireline travel while in “closed” position.
  • With flapper in “closed” position, tool string can be raised through the tool trap, when the fishing neck contacts underside of flapper, the flapper is moved up and out of well bore. Once the last component of tool string has passed the flapper, it once again automatically returns to “closed” position via dual pre-loaded springs.
  • 15,000 psi. working pressure
  • 22,500 psi. test pressure
  • H2S service compatible

Note: Pressure and service, dependent on union requested.