Case Studies

Cage Slip Case Study

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Axiom mitigates up to £1m per day shutdown costs in Oil Industry

Axiom was called in to investigate failures of cage slips within the oil industry, a situation that had happened on several occasions and was clearly of great concern to the site management team.

As a result of detailed metallurgical analysis both on site and in the laboratory Axiom was able to demonstrate that the failure mode was related to overheating and the resulting heat analysis identified the specific problem.

Corrective action was put in place to ensure this would be avoided in the future.

The cost of the analysis work was less that £4,000 for the 9 cage slips but had the site been shut down the costs were closer to £1m per day.


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