Kelly Saver Sub

Definition(s)


Kelly Saver Sub

A short substitute that is made up onto the bottom of the kelly to protect the pin end of the kelly from wear during make-up and break-out operations.

Source: API RP 7G, Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits, Upstream Segment, Sixteenth Edition, August 1998 (Addendum 2: September 2009). Global Standards

 

Kelly Saver Sub

Short rotary sub that is made up onto the bottom of the kelly to protect the pin end of the kelly from wear during make-up and break-out operations.

Source: API SPEC 7-1, Specification for Rotary Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, March 2006 (Addendum April 2011). Global Standards