18-Inch High Torque Tong

18-Inch High Torque Tong

18-Inch High Torque Tong

The 18-inch High Torque Tong minimizes stress applied to the tubular and is capable of achieving 175,000 foot-pounds of torque.

Features and Benefits

Triple sliding-jaw gripping system minimizes stress applied to the tubular

Ideal for achieving high torque on thin-wall tubular applications

Capable of achieving 175,000 foot-pounds of torque

Equipped with Frank’s proprietary safety door interlock system

Remote operation enhances safety by removing personnel from well-center

Compatible with Frank’s DATA TREK® Advantage Data Acquisition System for torque turn monitoring

Unique tong suspension system compensates for thread loss during make-up or break-out

Compatible with Frank’s wide track carriage system

Automated anti-reverse device (AARD) and auto-align systems allow completely hands-free operations

Case studies

High Torque Tong Delivers on First Run

In mid-2017, a Frank’s International crew aboard a drillship in the the Gulf of Mexico successfully debuted the 18-inch High Torque Tong (HTT) on a casing running operation.
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