LPS's innovative scanning technology revolutionizes traditional EMI (Electro-Magnetic Inspection) methods with its proprietary LV-EMI™ System. With this patented device, LPS leverages a "powerless" magnet coil in conjunction with the only power requirement being a 4-20 milliamp for advanced contact 'Hall and Surge Coil Sensors.' The system not only avoids the typical inaccuracies caused by variable scanning speeds and contactless sensors but also enhances precision in data acquisition. The tailor-made LV-Zepher™ software processes and interprets data with unmatched accuracy.
For over two years, LPS has successfully commercialized this groundbreaking technology, which has substantially improved the maintenance and design of continuous sucker rod strings for operators. Using the state-of-the-art scanning solution, operators made well-informed decisions to optimize rod string configurations and optimize run times.
Inspections of continuous sucker rods have traditionally been done visually in the field by experienced rig crews. This method primarily depends on the operator's expertise and attention to detail. Defective rods are often not caught with a visual inspection and can be run back in the hole, leading to premature failures. Conversely, if too much rod is scrapped, the operator might have a more expensive workover than necessary to replace the rod string.
Electromagnetic inspection will allow LPS to detect any imperfections or corrosion in the rod string that is not always detectable by a visual inspection. LV-EMI™ System inspections can detect cracks, pits, wear, stretching, and even defects underneath the surface of the rod. This process allows the operator to make an educated decision on the condition of the string, enabling swift decisions once the rod is pulled out of the well.
LPS' portable, proprietary, patent-pending LV-EMI™ System unit detects imperfections on continuous rod string while on location. If repairs are necessary, the rod in poor condition will be marked and removed before running the rod string back into the well. All results are input into a qualified report and kept in a tracking program for reference.