The Vortex Series provides exceptional protection of critical electronics in the harsh environment that is typical of oil and gas applications, allowing customers to exploit more demanding geographies and geologies with deeper drilling and fracking capabilities.
The Vortex features a single way connector and a mating boot kit which utilizes the unique performance of the Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology to offer exceptional protection at high temperature and pressure conditions (200°C / 35 kpsi) with high resistance to shock and vibration.
The constant wiping action of the hyperboloid contact ensures lower heat build-up which acts to increase battery life. Impeccable signal integrity provides higher data resolution with more data output per hour providing the opportunity to improve the efficiency of the drilling operation and reducing overall system cost. These features also lead to increased meantime between failure and lower maintenance costs.
Supplementing the Vortex Series, Smiths Connectors’ oil and gas product portfolio includes high-power, signal and high-speed products that are fluid resistant and rated to industry standard temperatures. Additionally, high pressure bulkhead connectors are offered for geophysical exploration and drilling. In-house capabilities encompass design, development, manufacturing and testing.
Jeffrey Dick, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Smiths Interconnect says, “Smiths Connectors developed the Vortex Series specifically to address the emergent needs and requirements of the Oil & Gas Industry.” He further added, “As companies look to expand exploration and drilling locations around the globe, the need to protect their resources and ensure accurate data collection has never been greater. The Vortex Series is an enabling product that we are pleased to support in this pursuit.”