Control Panel monitors wireline in hazardous areas.

Press Release Summary:

Acamar PC-based Winchman's Panel, for use on slickline and electric wireline operations, measures 9 x 6 x 4 1/3 in. It records concise job log and offers depth, speed, and tension information on color display. Panel incorporates alarms for depth and over-pull, optional over-pull shutdown, and 8-button control system. Depth, speed, and tension data can be recorded continuously at 1 sec intervals for up to 6 days on solid-state, non-volatile memory. Data downloads directly to notebook PC.

Original Press Release:

Compact Winchman's Panel Suitable For Hazardous Areas

Wireline operations can be monitored and recorded accurately and reliably with a compact depth, speed and tension computer that is suitable for use in Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Designed for use on slickline and electric wireline operations, the Acamar PC-based winchman's panel from Eztek measures only (225mm×145mm×110mm) approximately 9 x 6 x 41/3 inches. The unit's compact size makes it ideal for both upgrading existing wireline units and incorporation into new designs. It can be disconnected easily, allowing the Acamar to be shared between operations and removed for secure storage.

As well as providing a dependable means of recording a concise job log, the device offers accurate depth, speed and tension information at a glance on a high-brightness color display. It incorporates alarms for depth and over-pull, an optional over-pull shutdown, and a user-friendly eight-button control system that reduces the level of training needed for operators.

Depth, speed and tension data can be recorded continuously at one-second intervals for up to six days on the unit's solid-state non-volatile memory. Data can be downloaded from the Acamar directly to a notebook PC and imported into a standard spreadsheet program. Alternatively, the device can be carried into an office and connected to a desktop PC via an optional docking station.

Depth is measured using one or two optical encoders mounted on the unit's standard measuring wheel. Speed is calculated using a pulse-timing technique designed to ensure minimum noise and jitter, even at very low speeds. Tension information is obtained from a standalone electronic load cell or by using a pressure sensor connected to an existing hydraulic bellows-type system.

The Acamar carries an EX II 3G Eex nA II T4 approval and can be powered from 10V to 30V dc or 100V to 250V ac supplies. Alternatively, a Zone 2 battery pack can be supplied. Extended memory is available as an option.

British Company:

Eztek Ltd, Eztek House, Blackburn Industrial Estate, Kinellar, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom AB21 0RX.

Contact: Bert van Tuijl.

Tel: 011 44 1224 791977

Fax: 011 44 1224 791399


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