New wireline monitoring system developed by Specialized Oilfield Products
ABU DHABI -- A digital sensor monitoring system has been developed by Abu Dhabi based Specialized Oilfield Products.
Traditionally, wireline integrity has been inspected manually in stages, using an eddy current flaw detection system and the naked eye, or has been replaced after a fixed period by operators irrespective of whether or not a defect exists.
Specialized Oilfield Products’ new system includes an electronic sensor, which is attached onto an eddy current flaw detection system. The sensor pinpoints any integrity issues as the wireline test is run, and stores the information on a secure digital (SD) card. The information can then be viewed on a monitor, clearly indicating the exact location of any defect in the wireline.
The system can be deployed on all standard wireline sizes currently utilised in the oil and gas industry and a permanent record of the wire’s integrity is recorded.