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1. (WO2017041117) TOOLING RACK FOR DRILL PIPES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/041117    International Application No.:    PCT/ZA2015/050006
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: E21B 19/00
E21B 19/14
Applicants: IHC MARINE AND MINERAL PROJECTS (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED
Inventors: EKSTEEN, Hendrik, Nicolaas, Basson
Title: TOOLING RACK FOR DRILL PIPES
Abstract:
A tooling rack (1) for storing slender objects, such as pipes (4), comprises at least one rack element (6) which is provided with at least one slot (7). Each slot is bordered by resilient opposite holding elements (10, 11) between which an object is to be accommodated. The resilient opposite holding elements (10, 11) exert a holding force on the object (4), respectively give way to release the object against said holding force. Furthermore, with the aim of securing the objects against shocks and the like, locking means (12-16) are provided. These locking means in a locking state engage the resilient opposite holding elements (10, 11) and prevent said resilient opposite holding elements from giving way and from releasing the holding force exerted on the object (4), and an idle state in which said resilient opposite holding elements are allowed to give way and release the object.