Tesco introduced the new MultiPlug Launching System (MPLS), built to launch multiple plugs or darts remotely for regular and multistage cementing in onshore or offshore applications. The MPLS in standard configuration measures approximately 7.5 ft in length and is made up of two simple chambers in a launching cylinder. A release mechanism allows each plug to drop away remotely. This system removes the need for manual plug launching. The MPLS maximizes safety and efficiency in tubular running and cementing operations. The modular design allows for additional plugs to be launched by simply adding body segments to the unit. Plug loading can be performed in the shop before transport to a location. The simple design also allows for disassembly on location to preload plugs before rigging up in the derrick without the need for a bucking unit. Although the MPLS can be run without a casing running tool, optimal performance and maximum value is best achieved when it is used in conjunction with the Tesco Casing Drive System or Compact Casing Drive System to simplify, speed up, and more fully automate the transition from casing running to cementing.
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