This unit consists of a Latch Down Device, made up on the bottom of either an Omega Plug or a Top Rubber Plug, and a threaded Latch Down Baffle.
The Baffle is threaded to screw into a Collar. The center of the baffle is machined to accommodate the Latch Down Plug.
The Latch Down Plug is equipped with (2) o-ring seals and a nylon slip. When the plug is pumped down following the cement slurry, it latches into the Latch Down Baffle. The slip locks the plug firmly in place and the o-rings hold pressure from either direction. Latch Down Plugs are used to make sure that the plug remains in place in the event of the float valve failing.
Latch Down Plugs can be made up as an integral part of a Float Shoe, Float Collar or Automatic Fill Up Equipment.
Omega Plugs with Latch Down Baffles are available in sizes 2 3/8" to 3 1/2".Regular Plugs with Latch Down Baffles are available in Sizes 2 3/8" through 9 5/8