The Shear Ram is used in an emergency situation when you are required to cut and seal the wireline. The Shear Ram will offer a temporary barrier, until such times as the well can be securely contained. The Shear Ram can be used for well servicing in various applications such as slickline, braided line or e-line.
The top sheave should be positioned on the vertical axis of the wellhead. Ensure lateral movement is minimized. The bottom sheave should be positioned close to the lubricator axis.
Always inspect the Wireline Valve for damage before and after using it. Where possible position the Wireline Valve with the cylinders aligned within 45° of the wireline towards the drum.