Blow-Out Preventer (BOP) Panel

This component is also designed and functions similar to the one on actual drilling rig. It consists of lever type activators for controlling the Pipe and Blind rams, the hydril, the Remote Choke and Remote Kill Line valves. It also has pressure gauges that monitor pressure changes at the Accumulator manifold, Annular Preventer and the Compressed Air system. In addition, it has a variable control that allows the Annular Preventer closing pressure to be adjusted.

Line up procedure:

  1. Open Annular Preventer
  2. Close Choke line
  3. Close Kill line

A detailed description of the BOP is as follows:

  • Accumulator Pressure:  A circular 4″ gauge that measures accumulator pressure with a scale of 0 to 5,000 psi.
  • Manifold Pressure:  A circular 4″ gauge that measures manifold pressure with a scale of 0 to 5,000 psi.
  • Air Pressure:  A circular 4″ gauge that measures air pressure with a scale of 0 to 5,000 psi.
  • Annular:  A two-position spring returned joystick control that will allow the student to open or close the Annular Preventer.
  • Annular Pressure Control: A twelve turn control that will allow the student to set the maximum annular closing pressure.
  • Annular Pressure: A circular 4″ gauge that measures annular closing pressure.
  • Master Air Shut Off Valve: A down activated valve that will allow the student to apply air pressure to the B.O.P. controls.
  • By-Pass Valve: A left or right control with a center position return that will allow the student to apply total accumulator pressure to the rams and hydraulic control valves.
  • Pipe or Blind Rams: A two-position spring returned joystick control that will allow the student to open or close the rams.
  • Kill Line: A left or right control with a center position return that will allow the student to open or close the hydraulic control valve.
  • Choke Line: A left or right control with a center position return that will allow the student to open or close the hydraulic control valve.

BOP pannal

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