Silicon Crystal Downhole Gauges
CalScan has developed its low power silicon crystal gauges, the Badger and the Mole, as an alternative to the high power tools on the market today. With them you can run long tests without having to stack batteries to get the test in. Our tools will fill the memory with any sample rate on a single lithium "AA" battery. The savings in the battery costs alone, make these tools a viable alternative to other tools on the market today.
All our silicon crystal tools maintain high quality data and fast pressure temperature response with only power from one lithium battery. Low power was not our only goal in building a memory recorder. We have also made every attempt to build a user friendly, durable, shock resistant and dependable downhole tools. Only one software package and one interface box is needed to program and download all of our tools.
All housings are made typically of 718 Inconel, the same metal that is often used on the turbine blades on military jet engines. The high temperatures on the turbine blades will cause most metals to oxidize in the presence of oxygen, 718 Inconel was designed not to. As a result its one of the most durable steels in the potentially high temperature and corrosive environment of a well. It is one of the few recommended by NACE 2002 for use in H2S sour conditions. Since we began manufacturing tools we never have had one failure from metal corrosion using 718 Inconel.
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