Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Ionix has developed a range of materials and devices that are suitable for applications in downhole applications, especially deeper high temperature and pressure wells. The Ionix materials are stiffer than PZT allowing flow sensing and valve actuation at greater depth.

Current borehole metrology techniques, including leak detection, seismic whilst drilling, acoustic borehole logging and ultrasonic flow meters, are being increasingly challenged by the need to operate at greater pressures and temperatures resulting from increased depth.

Ionix materials offer mechanically tougher, stiffer and low lead materials that provide the increased structural integrity to work at higher depths and temperatures, Systems manufactured from Ionix materials can for example improve the sensitivity of existing sub-sea acoustic devices, and additionally offer new capability, such as energy harvesting techniques to energise or prolong the battery life of sensors low power electronics.

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