No longer simply a flow diverter, the rotating control device (RCD) is a key piece of pressure control equipment and the first line of defense against the escape of well fluids during critical drilling operations.
Halliburton now offers a series of rotating control devices suitable for a range of applications including managed pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling, where flow control is critical to success.
In addition to the proven RCD 5000™ device for high pressure applications, Halliburton’s 2010 acquisition of proven Diamond Rotating Head technology adds low and intermediate operating pressure capabilities with RCD 1000™ and RCD 2000™ tools.
Halliburton’s suite of RCD tools feature stripper elements that can be changed independent of the bearing assembly, saving rig time and reducing the need for onsite inventory at the rig. They are available in rotating head sizes from 7-1/16 inch 3000 psi to 30 inch 2000 psi inlet flange; and weld-on connection sizes in 16, 20, 24, and 40 inches.
In addition, their compact design ensures an easy fit under most drilling rigs without modifications, providing better maneuverability and faster rig-up times.