Packers

Model 800 Low Pressure Packers

Single Point Packer: Installation & Inflation

Model 800 Pneumatic Packers are inflated with air via 1/8" (3.2 mm) O.D. tubing extending from the packer to the surface. A hand pump with a gauge may be used to inflate the packer. Please read through these instructions fully before proceeding.

Straddle Packer: Assembly & Tubing Connection

  1. To assemble the Straddle Packer system, connect the lower and upper packers with a suitable length of screen or perforated pipe (1/2" NPT for 1.8" (46 mm) or 1" NPT for 3.9" (99 mm) packers).

  2. Attach a length of 1/8" (3.2 mm) inflation line between the top of the lower packer and the bottom of the upper packer.

  3. Cut an appropriate length of 1/8" (3.2 mm) O.D. tubing to extend from the top packer to the surface with enough slack to allow ease of inflation.

  4. Push the inflation valve onto the top end of the tubing and connect the other end of the inflation tube to the packer. For proper connection of tubing to compression fittings, simply push the tubing into the fitting until it “bottoms” and tighten the nut 3/4 turn past finger tight. Check the connection by pulling firmly on the tubing. It should not pull out of the fitting.

  5. A safety cable should be attached to the eyebolt on the packer to allow securing at surface, and between each packer. The Solinst Tag Line can be used for this purpose. (See Model 103 Data Sheet.)

  6. The system is now complete and should be installed by connecting the appropriate riser pipe and lowering the system into the well.

  7. Hang the riser pipe such that the packer is suspended at the appropriate depth.

Notes: 1. Figures A and B illustrate centralizer installation for both Single Point and Straddle Packers. For packer specifications, borehole sizes and required inflation pressures, please refer to the charts overleaf.

2. The lower packer of the Straddle Packer system has only one inflation line fitting.

 

 

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Standard Straddle Packer Setup with Inflation Lines

 

800 Packer Centralizer Installation
(Single Point and Straddle Packers)

 

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Figure A - 1.8" (46 mm) Centralizer Assembly

 

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Figure B - 3.9" (99 mm) Centralizer Assembly