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What is a High Temperature Ultracapacitor?

December 17, 2018

Author: Katie Willgoos

What is a High Temperature Ultracapacitor?

In general, an ultracapacitor, also known as supercapacitor or electrical double layer capacitor, is an device that stores energy through electrostatic forces rather than chemical reactions. Ultracapacitors can store much more energy than regular electrolytic or tantalum capacitors, and can provide higher power than batteries due to their lower internal resistance. Ultracapacitors are excellent devices for high power, pulsed power, and long-life applications. A significant advantage of...

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How to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Performance of your Mud Pulse Telemetry

November 26, 2018

Author: Katie Willgoos

How to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Performance of your Mud Pulse Telemetry

With the steady increase in the number of directional drilling operations over the past 3 decades, return on investment relies increasingly on directional drilling technologies. Timely transmission of key data from the bottom hole assembly to the rig floor is critical for the efficiency of the drilling operation and the quality of the borehole - both in structure and in placement relative to the payzone. Simply speaking, two main forms of telemetry for directional drilling exist today...

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Eliminate Lithium and Improve Performance with High Temperature Ultracapacitors

December 13, 2018

Author: Katie Willgoos

Eliminate Lithium and Improve Performance with High Temperature Ultracapacitors

New extreme environment ultracapacitor technology will allow directional drillers to eliminate lithium from their entire supply chain. These advanced ultracapacitors can be coupled with downhole turbine generators to provide reliable downhole power without the need for lithium. Downhole turbines are available from manufacturers as stand-alone tools and are also built-in to many rotary steerable tools. Driven by the flow of drilling fluids, the turbines charge an array of ultracapacitors which...

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