Equalizer Spreading Wedge Extraction: Case Study - Pipeline Quill Removal
Equalizer was faced with a case where a damaged quill was required to be removed from a pipeline. The quill had been designed to be removed from a small access aperture in the side of the pipe‐line by unfastening its flanged connection and sliding it straight outward. As the quill was bent around, once the bolts had been removed from its flange, the device could not be removed. Gaining access to straighten or break the quill was impractical, so some means of extracting the device through its intended aperture was required.
Equalizer International was approached to suggest appropriate tooling for the removal of a damaged quill.