OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 772 Racking pipes

Subsection 772(1)

Most of the drilling fluid contained within a pipe stand is drained out through the mud-can when the pipe is tripped out. The drain rack should be connected to the mud flow-back line to capture any fluid that remains.

Subsection 772(2)

Pipe-racking support designed to prevent pipe from falling must be provided near the top of the stands of pipe. This support should be constructed so that it will, with the mast, completely surround the pipe.