US 10,890,683 B2
Wellsite sensor assembly and method of using same
Gregory Edward Leuenberger, Spring, TX (US); Aaron E. Schen, Woodlands, TX (US); Jeries Abujries, Spring, TX (US); Kevin W. Clark, Montgomery, TX (US); Brandon Epperson, Magnolia, TX (US); Robert Warner, Conroe, TX (US); Jacob Riddel, Humble, TX (US); Brian McCarthy, Houston, TX (US); and Alamzeb Hafeez Khan, Montgomery, TX (US)
Assigned to National Oilwell DHT, L.P., Conroe, TX (US)
Filed by National Oilwell DHT, L.P., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Oct. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/788,889.
Application 15/788,889 is a continuation of application No. 15/567,851, previously published as PCT/US2016/028525, filed on Apr. 20, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/150,217, filed on Apr. 20, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0052131 A1, Feb. 22, 2018
Int. Cl. G01V 1/52 (2006.01); E21B 12/02 (2006.01); E21B 47/09 (2012.01); G01V 1/46 (2006.01); G01N 27/20 (2006.01)
CPC G01V 1/52 (2013.01) [E21B 12/02 (2013.01); E21B 47/09 (2013.01); G01N 27/205 (2013.01); G01V 1/46 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A wear sensor, comprising:
a base;
a plurality of conductive layers stacked on the base, the plurality of conductive layers defining a wear surface; and
a plurality of vias extending through each one of the plurality of conductive layers and to the base,
wherein the plurality of vias is electrically connected to electronics to generate a signal through the plurality of vias whereby, upon wear of each of the plurality of conductive layers, a change in the signal of a corresponding via of the plurality of vias at a depth of the wear is detectable.