Mechanics of Metallic Cable Structures for Downhole Optical Fiber Applications

May 17, 2018

This application note provides an overview of the importance of material selection for oil and gas applications involving high temperatures in conjunction with various mechanical loadings. This highlights key areas such as metallurgy of conditioned materials, optical fiber and component interactions, and mechanical performance of metallic cable structures at elevated temperatures in conjunction with a design factor of safety. 

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