TRICO Rod Handling Equipment

The Trico lines of well servicing tools have been manufactured in Canada by Topco since 1999. These overhead lifting products were re-engineered to meet higher service demands and extreme weather conditions. The Trico line is manufactured to meet or exceed API 8C specifications. An extensive quality control program ensures that Trico well servicing tools will be dimensionally within tolerance, critical wear areas will be checked and equipment will surpass pull tests to 1.5 times suggested load capacity.

TRICO - GENERAL CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS

Topco Oilsite Products Ltd. – Trico overhead sucker rod handling equipment is not to be interchanged with other manufacturers equipment! Interchanging Topco Oilsite Products Ltd. Trico overhead sucker rod handling equipment with other manufacturer’s similar components will void any warranty provided by Topco Oilsite Products Ltd., as it may cause the following:

  • Poor operation
  • Possible component failure which may cause injury to personnel

Maximum Load Rating indicates the greatest force or load a product can carry under usual environmental conditions.  Shock loading and extraordinary conditions must be taken into account when selecting products for use in a system.

The Maximum Load rating of each Trico Well Servicing product may be affected by wear, misuse, overloading, corrosion, deformation, intentional alteration and other use conditions.  Regular inspection must be conducted to determine whether use can be continued at the Maximum Load Rating, a reduced Load Rating, or whether the product should be withdrawn from service.

Warning:  The maximum rated load of spinners, hooks, and swivels is determined without applied torsional loading.  Torsional loading caused by defective or seized bearings reduces the maximum rated load and voids any warranty provided by “Topco Oilsite Products Ltd.”

FAQ

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What standards are used when manufacturing the Trico overhead lifting equipment?
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Trico overhead lifting equipment is manufactured to an internal specification based on the current edition of API 8C.
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What is the load rating on the Trico elevators and rod hooks?
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Trico elevators and rod hooks are rated to either 35,000 lbs or 50,000 lbs. All Trico overhead lifting equipment is designed with a safety factor of 4.
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Did Topco perform testing when designing Trico overhead lifting equipment?
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Yes, Trico overhead lifting equipment was tested to 1.5 times the working load limit with a minimum of 20,000 cycles.
Q.
What type of documentation is available to customers?
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Load verification test reports conducted in accordance with API 8C are available upon request.
Q.
What is the temperature rating for Topco components?
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All Trico overhead equipment is impact tested at -46 degrees (-50F) to ensure low temperature performance. This exceeds the low temperature requirements of API C8.
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What is the extent of material traceability?
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Topco is able to provide complete material analysis for each production lot and is able to trace all finished products by serial number.
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Where is the product manufactured?
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The Trico line is manufactured at Topco's Edmonton facility.