OFI TESTING EQUIPMENT, INC.
|OFI TESTING EQUIPMENT, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150226649||Heating and Cooling Jacket for Test Cell - An exemplary embodiment of a jacket for heating and cooling a test cell generally includes an inner liner having an exterior channel along at least a portion of the liner exterior wall surface; an outer shell tightly fitted over the interior liner; openings provided in the outer shell, the openings proximate upper and lower ends or segments of the channel of the inner liner; and connectors provided on the outer shell openings for connection of fluid lines, thereby providing for fluid flow intermediate the upper and lower ends or segments of the channel of the inner liner. An exemplary embodiment of a method for producing the jacket generally includes providing the channel in the inner liner and providing an interference fit between the inner liner and the outer shell, whereby fluid communication there between, and a substantially fluidly impenetrable seal between the inner liner and the test cell, are provided.||08-13-2015|
|20150219573||High Temperature Aging Cell - Exemplary embodiments of a high temperature aging cell provide a metal-to-metal fluid seal, and generally include a central tension post containing a flange having an inclined surface; and a seal ring concentrically arranged thereon, its outer circumference positioned at least partly intermediate the flange and the cell interior surface. In various embodiments, a thrust ring retains the seal ring; a thrust washer engages the thrust ring; a tension ring is attached to the tension post for biasing the thrust ring toward the flange; and an outer cap retains various components in relation to the aging cell. A pressure control device allows for pressure elevation.||08-06-2015|
|20150211651||HTHP Pressure Relief Tool - A pressure relief tool including a stem connected to a plunger assembly, a plunger rod slidably retained in the plunger assembly and the stem, a stem connector for connecting the stem to a test cell vent opening, a handle operably connected to the plunger rod, and a vent tube extending from said plunger assembly, the vent tube fluidly connected to an annular opening within the stem. A method of opening a blockage and venting pressure from a high temperature high pressure test cell includes attaching a pressure relief tool of the present invention to the test cell vent opening; advancing the plunger rod through the vent opening, puncturing the blockage in the test cell to allow fluid flow to the vent opening, and allowing fluid to exit the test cell through the annular opening in the stem and the vent tube.||07-30-2015|
|20150198512||Static Gel Strength Measurement Apparatus and Method - A fluid properties measurement apparatus for use with a conventional high temperature high pressure test cell includes a load cell assembly and a drive motor that drives a rotating shaft magnetically connected to a vane assembly having multiple vane elements, wherein the motor rotates in response to reactive forces of a fluid sample and the load cell assembly measures reactive forces of the sample. In one embodiment, a stepper motor allows for precise shaft rotation.||07-16-2015|
|20120072133||Testing Apparatus and Method - In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a materials testing method and apparatus comprises a test cell, a temperature control system, a pressure control system, a volume measurement system, a strength indicator system, at least one processor and an output device. The apparatus provides real-time output of temperature and pressure conditions, volume change of a test sample, and strength indication. A method of sample testing includes concurrent measurement of pressure, temperature, volume measurement and strength indication. Processed data is output to at least one graphic user interface as a function of time.||03-22-2012|
|20110198187||Coupler for Viscometer Bob Shaft - A coupler for attaching a lower segment of a viscometer bob shaft to an upper segment of a viscometer bob shaft includes an upper assembly connected to the upper segment, a lower assembly connected to the lower segment, a magnetic coupler, and a rotation connection.||08-18-2011|
|20100242577||Test Sample Heating Apparatus and Method - A test sample heating apparatus and method includes a heating jacket that applies heat to a sample vessel containing a test sample. The heating jacket has a vessel-receiving recess that is sized and shaped to allow the sample vessel to be placed within the recess with limited annular spacing between at least part of the sample vessel exterior surface and at least part of the heating jacket recess interior surface. Proximate surfaces of at least one of the heating jacket and the sample vessel may be coated with a dark coating to enhance heat transfer.||09-30-2010|
Patent applications by OFI TESTING EQUIPMENT, INC.