Smiths Connectors, a leading provider of high reliability interconnect solutions for the oil and gas industry, is unveiling its innovative high pressure, high temperature Vortex Connector Series, specifically designed for MWD, LWD and wireline applications.
The Vortex Series provides exceptional protection of critical electronics in the harsh environment that is typical of the oil and gas applications allowing customers to exploit more demanding geographies and geologies with deeper drilling and fracking capabilities.
The Vortex features a single way connector and a mating boot kit which utilises the unique performance of the Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology to offer exceptional protection at high temperature and pressure conditions (200°C / 35K PSI) with high resistance to shock and vibration.
The constant wiping action of the hyperboloid contact ensures lower heat build-up which acts to increase battery life. Impeccable signal integrity provides higher data resolution with more data output per hour providing the opportunity to improve the efficiency of the drilling operation and reducing overall system cost. These features also lead to increased meantime between failure and lower maintenance costs.
Supplementing the Vortex Series, Smiths Connectors’ oil and gas product portfolio includes high power, signal and high speed products that are fluid resistant and rated to industry standard temperatures. Additionally, high pressure bulkhead connectors are offered for geophysical exploration and drilling. In-house capabilities encompass design, development, manufacturing and testing.
Jeffrey Dick, vice president, sales and marketing for Smiths Interconnect said, “Smiths Connectors developed the Vortex Series specifically to address the emergent needs and requirements of the oil and gas industry.” He added, “As companies look to expand exploration and drilling locations around the globe, the need to protect their resources and ensure accurate data collection has never been greater. The Vortex Series is an enabling product that we are pleased to support in this pursuit.”