In the fast-paced and demanding oil and gas industry, technology continues to advance to meet the demands of coiled tubing and wireline operations. The success of a project often hinges on the quality and reliability of the equipment used. That is why NXL Technologies continues to innovate our pressure control equipment and other tools.
Many of our quick sale or “over the counter” and rental products are prepared and readily available to be shipped anywhere in the world if you need a quick solution. However, if you require something customized to the needs of your operation, NXL designs and manufactures coiled tubing, wireline and custom equipment to take your operation to the next level. Proper planning, efficient production processes, thorough testing, and timely delivery ensure successful outcomes when manufacturing your equipment.
Understanding Your Requirements
The Initial Consultation
The first step in manufacturing coiled tubing and wireline equipment begins with an initial consultation with our experienced sales representatives. This phase is crucial as we gain an understanding of your unique requirements and project objectives.
Identifying industry standards, recommended practices, and directives relevant to the specific application is also a part of the initial consultation stage.
In addition to the specified requirements, our sales representatives proactively identify any additional factors that are necessary for the success of the project. This proactive approach ensures that no crucial aspect is overlooked, and the resulting equipment is tailored to your operation’s needs and optimized for the intended application.
Planning & Engineering
The next step is transferring your sales order to our Planning Department. This department ensures a smooth transition from concept to manufacturing and assembly.
All necessary planning activities are performed in collaboration with the relevant departments, such as manufacturing, assembly, and engineering. When any actions are outsourced to external partners, the Planning Department coordinates these activities with the Purchasing Department.
One of the key responsibilities of the Planning Department is to reference internal procedures, work instructions, and specifications. This step guarantees that each piece of equipment is built to the highest level of precision and meets the customer's exact specifications.
The Planning Department also identifies inspection points throughout the manufacturing and assembly stages. These inspection points enable us to verify the quality, functionality, and compliance of the equipment at various stages of production.
Our Engineering Department plays a vital role in customizing coiled tubing and wireline equipment.
When the design criteria are established, the Engineering Department creates and releases detailed drawings. These drawings serve as a visual representation of the equipment, illustrating its dimensions, components, and assembly instructions. By meticulously creating these drawings, the Engineering Department ensures that all necessary details are accurately communicated to the manufacturing and assembly teams.
The Engineering Department utilizes the latest CAD software systems to carry out the design process effectively. This advanced software enables our engineers to create detailed and realistic virtual models. Potential design issues or conflicts can be identified and resolved early in the process, leading to enhanced precision and efficiency in the final product.
We also utilize sophisticated engineering database management tools. It ensures that all relevant information, such as design specifications, material properties, and performance data, is easily accessible and properly documented.
And to support the engineering process, NXL has developed the Innovation Lab; a space dedicated to developing innovative solutions, product improvements, and troubleshooting services for our customers. The Innovation Lab provides:
- Pressure & Cycle Testing
- Ram & Seal Fatigue Testing
- Coil Shear Testing
- Slip Testing
- Rotating Joint Testing
- Destructive & Non-Destructive Validation Testing of new designs and concepts
The assembly process begins with manufacturing the individual parts according to the specifications outlined in the planning and engineering stages. Our skilled technicians utilize advanced machinery and equipment to fabricate these parts precisely. NXL supports the manufacturing process with machining, welding and more.
Throughout the manufacturing process, our dedicated Quality Control (QC) department plays a large role. They conduct dimensional inspections and maintain detailed records to verify that each part meets the required specifications.
Once all the parts are manufactured and inspected, the equipment assembly takes place. This process requires high precision to ensure all components are correctly integrated and function as intended. Additionally, comprehensive function tests and pressure tests are conducted to verify the equipment's performance, reliability, and safety.
Our dedicated Paint Department handles the equipment's surface treatment to provide a finishing touch. They sandblast, prime, and paint the equipment according to your specifications. This step not only enhances the visual appearance but also provides additional protection against corrosion and other environmental factors.
By combining advanced machinery, strict quality control measures, skilled technicians, and attention to detail, NXL Technologies ensures that your coiled tubing or wireline equipment is manufactured with precision, durability, and compliance with industry regulations.
Testing & Quality Assurance
Our Quality Assurance (QA) Department is responsible for conducting rigorous testing procedures and maintaining documentation to ensure quality throughout the manufacturing process.
One essential aspect of the QA Department's responsibilities is creating a documentation package. This package includes Certificates of Conformance (COCs) and Material Test Reports (MTRs). These documents provide traceability and validation, ensuring the materials meet your required specifications and comply with industry standards.
In addition to documentation, the QA Department oversees rigorous testing procedures to validate the equipment. Various types of tests are conducted, including hydrostatic tests, pressure tests, and functional tests.
Timely Delivery & Ongoing Support
Once your custom technology is complete, NXL Technologies can arrange to deliver your equipment wherever your operation is in the world. We have sales, rental, service, and repair locations in Canada, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Our key distribution relationships in South America, Europe, and Asia have also contributed to distributing NXL's equipment to more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to timely delivery, we understand the importance of ongoing customer assistance and equipment maintenance. Our team of experts is available to provide technical support, answer queries, and offer guidance regarding the proper operation and maintenance of your new equipment.
You can also access recertification and repair services to ensure your new equipment's continued performance and compliance. Over time, equipment may require recertification to meet industry standards or repair due to wear and tear or unforeseen damages.
NXL Technologies strives to build long-term partnerships with our customers by providing these comprehensive services.
When you need custom-designed and manufactured coiled tubing and wireline equipment, you need a partner that values innovation and implementing your vision and requirements. We emphasize in-depth consultation, advanced engineering, rigorous quality control, and timely delivery, ensuring that your equipment meets your needs, industry standards, and regulatory requirements. You will benefit from our commitment to ongoing support, including maintenance and recertification services.
Contact NXL Technologies today to discuss your coiled tubing and wireline equipment requirements.
June 28, 2023