ITT Interconnect Solutions in Santa Ana, Calif., is releasing a permanent downhole gauge, rugged connector for hazardous-environment applications. Designed to operate at the maximum limits of metal-clad cables, the permanent downhole gauge connector can withstand pressure as strong as 10,000 pounds per square-inch and operating temperatures as hot as 200 degrees Celsius.
Protecting expensive gauges and important data from damage arising from failure of metal-clad cable sheathing, ITT’s scalable permanent downhole gauge connector features a replaceable metal-to-metal, connector-to-cable seal that is field-attachable and verifiable on-site before operational deployment into a well. The advanced design also includes an elastomer back-up seal. Applications include deep-set gauges to monitor ESP intake and discharge pressures in order to maintain optimum ESP efficiency; deep-set gauges to detect water, steam, or CO2 breakthrough; and deep-set gauges to monitor the effect of hydraulic fracturing in real time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit ITT Interconnect at www.ittcannon.com.