US 11,657,965 B2
Configurations for cooling capacitors
Boguslaw Wiecek, Kingwood, TX (US); and Nagaraja K. Pai, Lancaster, PA (US)
Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on May 26, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/303,320.
Prior Publication US 2022/0384105 A1, Dec. 1, 2022
Int. Cl. H01G 2/08 (2006.01); E21B 41/00 (2006.01); E21B 36/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01G 2/08 (2013.01) [E21B 36/001 (2013.01); E21B 41/0085 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
11. A method for cooling a capacitor in a pulse power drilling assembly by flowing cooling fluid through a cooling tube, the method comprising:
providing, from a source of cooling fluid external to the cooling tube, a flow of the cooling fluid through the cooling tube embedded in the capacitor in the pulse power drilling assembly, wherein the cooling tube provides a path for the cooling fluid to flow and remove heat from the capacitor, and
wherein the capacitor is configured to store and control electrical energy utilized by the pulse power drilling assembly to perform pulse power drilling operations.