R&D Fiber Optic Cable Flow-induced Deployment Equipment

This breadboard-level system is a small pumped-water piping/plumbing system through which a small fiber optic cable is deployed and retrieved. It was successfully developed and ultimately was used on an actual oil well to prove feasibility for downhole sensor deploy & retrieve.

A manual (hand-crank) Pinch-Roller device was used to get the cable started in the system. This was later upgraded to a motorized version.

Pinch Roller & Cable Flushing Plumbing Layout - SolidWorks views


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