Hilman Load Rollers/Skates: A Pipeline in the Sand
A pipeline was laid to transport water which was injected into oil wells to maintain pressures. Hilman Rollers' 13 tonne capacity OT Rollers with Accu-Roll System replace a cam follower arrangement in a Positive Seal Coupling Joining Unit machine. In this operation, the Pipe Coupler Machines are suspended in the air by cranes so they can twist and turn to adjust to the pipe. The 15-OT with Accu-Roll are guides for 40cm travel block pistons and the Rollers move 60cm in one direction and then back again while bearing a constant load of 9 tonnes. The Hilman Rollers help make the system much more stable under load. They have the ability to withstand vertical loads upward or downward and horizontally.