Frequently Asked Questions: Equipment Recertification Services
What is Equipment Recertification?
Equipment recertification is the process of inspecting, testing and evaluating and certifying equipment to ensure that it is safe, reliable, and up to industry standards. This process is typically required by regulatory agencies and industry bodies to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and operated.
The recertification process typically involves several steps, which vary depending on the type of equipment being recertified. These steps may include:
Visual inspection: A trained inspector will visually examine the equipment for signs of damage, wear, or other issues that may affect its performance.
Disassembly & Sandblasting: Complete disassemble and removal of any paint or debris from the surface to allow for inspection of each component.
Non-destructive testing: This may include methods such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, or dye penetrant testing to check for defects or cracks that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Load testing: Equipment may be subjected to load testing to ensure that it can safely handle the loads it is designed for.
Functional testing: The equipment will be tested to ensure that all systems and components are working properly, such as hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and safety systems.
Documentation and certification: Once the recertification process is complete, the equipment will be certified by the facilities engineer as safe for use, and documentation will be provided to confirm compliance with industry standards.
The frequency of recertification will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of equipment, its age, and the operating conditions it is exposed to. In general, high-use equipment or equipment operating in harsh environments may require more frequent recertification.
It's important to note that equipment recertification is not just a legal requirement - it's also a critical component of ensuring the safety of workers and the reliability of drilling operations. Recertification helps to identify potential problems before they become serious issues, reducing the risk of accidents, equipment failure, and downtime.
What equipment do you recertify?
Our team specializes in repairing and recertifying drilling and production hoisting equipment.
Our repair and re-certification capabilities include:
• Bail Link
• Tubing Block
• Rod Hooks and Clevis
• Tubing Elevators
• Tubing Spiders
• Rod Elevators
• Self Retracting Lifelines (SAL)
• Weight Indicators and Pads
• Mud Pumps
• Mud Valves
• Kelly Valves
• Control Valves
• Electrical Panels and Lighting
• Blowout Preventor (BOP)
Do you provide certifications?
Yes, all certifications are available 24/7 through our online database. All serviced equipment is entered into our Online Database which allows you to conveniently track the service history of your assets and obtain your certifications from anywhere.
How do I get Equipment to Kings Energy?
Transportation is handled by our trained Kings Logistic Coordinator (KLC). Kings Energy prides ourselves on giving high-value service to our customers, our KLC will coordinate pick-up location, document & itemize all equipment, confirm & handle logistics for transportation, and return recertified equipment within 4 weeks.