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SITUATION

Our customer, ranked among the best in the world for producing oil exploration equipment, had designed and fielded an optical tool employing the most advanced level of technology for “down hole” oil exploration.

To be effective, this instrument had to perform spectral analyses time after time under roughneck temperature and pressure conditions . However, persistent optical filter failures caused by adhesive degradation were hampering costly drilling operations.

SOLUTION

The company was desperately searching for a solution when they contacted ACCESS OPTICS. To tackle the problem, AO formulated a custom polymer adhesive – transparent, non-yellowing and temperature resistant. Relying on its years of experience with specialized optical filter and its practical understanding of thermo-mechanical problems, AO quickly put in place a filter assembly with the newly-formulated adhesive

BENEFITS

As a result of AO’s quick and innovative technical solution, the life cycle of the advanced spectrographic tool was dramatically extended. In addition, the customer enjoyed the elimination of virtually all emergency oil field repairs.