The procedure currently used to move the columns is a manual system that requires the involvement of three official employees: one operator column drive device which is the base opening and closing the anchoring device "spider", first drive device operator column that is on top of the system for opening and closing the "lift" column, plus 1 "driller" which works in the column drive, up or down. This system still faces some variables that can endanger the whole operation beyond the lives of their operators, such as human fatigue, balance the ship or probe, climatic conditions that limit the visibility of the operators (fog, rain, rolling .. .). The system developed by CINQ engineers is pneumatic - environmentally friendly - and from the beginning of the process it eliminates 33% the risk of human error because the equipment requires only 2 employees: 1 "driller" to move the column up or down and one operator working on the automation panel. The automation panel has security devices such as: visual and audible alerts (comes from the pneumatic sensor) that notify the operator when the system is properly connected, the triggers on the panel has a security system that prevents the operator from inadvertently start a bottom. The bottom remain locked and is only released when the equipment is correctly positioned, and the panel still requires the operator to trigger two bottoms simultaneously to identify his intention on operating the system.
The management of the activities on platforms or oil wells require scheduled downtime for maintenance. When specialized companies operate through slickline (cabling used to lower equipment) or measurement devices into the well to do interventions and evaluations of the reservoir, or slickline (through wire / wire with special tools) for removing scale, crust, sand and any other maintenance needed. These processes always have the risk of breaking the "wire" allowing the tool used to protrude into the well, requiring the hiring of specialized companies to carry out, "fishing" this cable/wire broken and its respective tool. Remembering that this task consumes at least a week (we have information that in April in the Campos Basin a team took more than 150 days "fishing" a lost tool in a Petrobras service platform), which leaves the pit production throughout this time, and generate to the company operating the Slickline a fine for "downtime" when the predicting maintenance deadline is outdated. The Slickline safety brake designed by CINQ, is a tool placed on top of the well where the slickline is allocated. Electronic sensors and fixtures (explosion proof) strategically installed, drives a mechanical device that locks the cable/wire before it protrudes into the well, avoiding the damage caused by the interruption of activities on it.