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Fabrication of a Carbon Steel Derrick Stand Assemblies for the Gas & Oil Exploration Industry

Fabrication of a Derrick Stand Assembly
Fabrication of a Derrick Stand Assembly
Custom Fabrication of Oil & Gas Equipment
Custom Fabrication of Oil & Gas Equipment
Plasma Cutting & Welding of a Derrick Stand Assembly
Plasma Cutting & Welding of a Derrick Stand Assembly

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Edwards Fabrication was contracted to fabricate a custom carbon steel derrick stand assembly for a customer in the gas and oil exploration industry. These assemblies would be used to support the extremely heavy derricks used in oil exploration, cradling them off of the ground. 572 Grade 50 Mild Steel was cut, fit up, and welded by certified welders utilizing calibrated welding machines to create the required profile of the unit. The voltage range was calibrated precisely, as specified by the customer. The tightest tolerance of ± 1/16" was held throughout. In process testing and inspections were implemented, including inspection of tools, verification of precise dimensions, and a welding parameter check. Results and findings were recorded and logged.

Final dimensions of the steel derrick stand were a length of 125-1/8", a width of 146", and height of 174-1/4". The project was completed after a turnaround time of 5 days and delivered to the customer in Texas. Customer specifications were met, along with the FCAW AWS D1.1 welding code. For more information about this custom steel derrick stand assembly or the other precision metal fabrication services available, please see the table below or contact Edwards Fabrication directly.

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Highlights of this Derrick Stand Fabrication

Product Description
Adjustable Support Derricks Stands used in oil exploration to ensure non-contact with the ground prior to rig up and rig down.
Carbon Steel Fabrication
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Fitting
  • Welding
  • Bending
  • Shaping
  • Punching
  • Shearing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Calibrated Welding Machines
12-Ton Fork Lift
70-Ton Iron Worker
Oxy Acetylene Hand Torch
Plasma Cutting Hand Torch
Industrial Band Saw
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 125-1/8"
Width: 146"
Height: 174-1/4"
Tightest Tolerances
± 1/16"
Material Used
572 Grade 50 Mild Steel
In process testing/inspection performed
Inspection of Tools
Monitoring & Measuring Equipment Log
Verification of Precise Dimensions
Welding Parameter Check
Industry for Use
Gas & Oil Exploration
Delivery/Turnaround Time
5 Days per Derrick Stand
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
FCAW AWS D1.1 code
Product Name
Derrick Stand Assembly

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