Further information on Services, Developments, and Tutorials
"You can’t just buy a mechanical gauge, run it in the hole and read it with traditional techniques—it simply won't work at temperatures above 500°F. However, you can get one of the thousands of mechanical gauges, no longer used, have Computatest maintain it, and run it over 700°F for up to fifteen days."
Technical notesInformation on the original papers, US Patents 1837222, 1998996 A, are on the history page. There are many technical notes available to Computatest customers.
Gauge ManufacturersToday, mechanical bottom-hole pressure and temperature gauges are manufactured by:
Kuster Co (a Probe company)
2900 E 29th St
Long Beach, CA 90806
with trade names KPG/KTG
Geophysical Research Corporation (GRC a Sercel company)
6540 E. Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115
with trade name Amerada RPG-3 and RT-7.
Computatest will prepare your new or used gauges and clocks for use at high temperature. Each gauge, whether new or used, takes about twelve hours and each clock around five hours. All wetted parts meet, or exceed, ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 specifications for corrosive wellbore media. For service requests, send an email with the Contact Page.
Ultra HPHT service partsComputatest has many parts available for use at ultra high pressure and temperature. For example, there are elastomers approved for use above 600°F. For service parts, send an email with the Contact Page.
Computatest Calibration Bath is available for use at ultra high pressure and temperature. Up to 60,000 PSI (414 MPa, 4135 Bar) and 842°F (450°C). To purchase a calibration bath, send an email with the Contact Page.
Computatest Amerada Analysis Package is a software program designed to work with the Computatest Automatic Chart Scanner and Calibration Bath. To purchase the software, send an email with the Contact Page.
Computatest Amerada Analysis Package Chart Scanner is hardware designed to work with the Computatest Amerada Analysis Package and Calibration Bath. To purchase the Chart Scanner, send an email with the Contact Page.