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New drilling float valve developed to improve operational safety

Standard drilling float valves have allowed fluid to flow across the sealing surface of wells, which can compromise the integrity of the sealing surface after prolonged use and, thus, compromise operational safety. To address this challenge, Drilling Innovative Solutions has developed the Sentinel Drilling Safety Float Valve. The float valve uses a flapper-actuated ball valve technology to flow fluid through the flow tube without exposing it to the sealing surface. Drilling Innovative Solutions gave a presentation on the valve at Spark Tank, a forum organized by the IADC ART Future Technology Subcommittee, in Houston on 27 October. Watch DC’s video with Sam Hawkins, Founder and Manager of New Products for Drilling Innovative Solutions, to learn more.

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