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Downhole Power Generation Through Use of Piezoelectric Ceramic Fibers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200112D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 60K

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Abstract

The proposed invention aims to develop downhole power generation through the use of Piezoelectric Ceramic Fibers. Such in-situ generation allows to remotely communicate and/or actuate tools without the need of power cables, which in many cases are prone to failures or are simply expensive to deploy in Deepwater applications. Vibration coming from production should be able to induce enough power to either actuate directly the tools or charge a Battery Pack able to concentrate power only when actually needed. If Vibrations are not enough, I believe it should be possible to induce them by adding profiles in the flow path, and installing the power generators in their correspondence

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The proposed invention aims to develop downhole power generation through the use of Piezoelectric Ceramic Fibers. Such in-situ generation allows to remotely communicate and/or actuate tools without the need of power cables, which in many cases are prone to failures or are simply expensive to deploy in Deepwater applications. Vibration coming from production should be able to induce enough power to either actuate directly the tools or charge a

Battery

Pack able to concentrate power only when actually needed. If Vibrations are not enough, I believe it should be possible to induce them by adding profiles in the flow path, and installing the power generators in their correspondence