Float Valves

Float valves allow the flow of fluid in one direction but close off if the fluid happens to flow back.

Plunger Type Float Valve

Flapper Type Float Valve

Upside Energy Services specialized line of valve products include:

  • Drill Pipe Float Valves
  • Reset Relief Valves
  • Shear Relief Valves
  • Rig Expendables
  • Solids Control Equipment

Drill Pipe Float Valves

Upside Energy Services supplies a complete line of float valves and repair kits to accommodate a wide range of drilling situations and operating conditions. These Drill Pipe Float Valves provide added blowout protection at the bottom of the drill string to prevent flowback when joints are added and keep cuttings out of the drill pipe to prevent bit plugging while making connections.

Float Valve Installation

Drill Pipe Float Valves are easy to install.

Simply lubricate the side seal rubbers, and then slide the float valve into the cavity of the recess of the float out or drill collar.

  • CAUTION: Fill drill pipe regularly when going in the hole. Failure to do so can cause damage to the drill pipe and/or the float valve.

The following products are available in Standard Service and Hi-Temp/NACE assemblies.

  • Plunger Type
    The Plunger type valve offers positive and instant shut-off. During normal drilling operations,it offers economy and durability. The piston type stops flow-back when making connections and keeps cuttings out of the drill string. Parts are interchangeable.

  • Flapper - Full Flow
    The Flapper style valve features an investment cast flapper. Its quick opening provides unrestricted full flow through the valve. This model is designed for highly abrasive drilling fluids. Parts are interchangeablet.

  • Flapper - Full Flow with Carbide Orifice
    This model is identical to the "Full Flow", except for the addition of a carbide orifice in the flapper. It allows differential pressure readings at the surface. Parts are interchangeable.
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