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3PS Torque and Tension Sub Profiled in the Journal of Petroleum Technology Minimize

From the September 2015 edition of the Journal of Petroleum Technology. The article, written by JPT Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 170624, “Stick/Slip Detection and Friction-Factor Testing Using Surface- Based Torque and Tension Measurements,” by Stephen W. Lai, SPE, Mitch Wood, Aaron Eddy, SPE, and Trevor Holt, Pason Systems, and Matthew Bloom, SPE, Nexen, prepared for the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, October 27 - 29. The 3PS Torque and Tension sub was used along with the Pason Systems EDR.

End of Sale Announcement for 3PS Torque Sensor Models TTS01, TTS04 and TTS06 - April 2, 2015

3PS Torque Sensor models TTS01, TTS04 and TTS06 are being announced as End-of-Sale (EOS) effective immediately. 3PS has not accepted new orders for these models since January 2008. The TTS01, TTS04 and TTS06 technology is no longer supportable due to component obsolescence. The TTS08 replacement has been commercialized and fielded during the past 5 years and offers not only continuity of supply but substantial increases in capability and serviceability.

3PS customers that currently have TTS01, TTS04 or TTS06 Torque Sensors are encouraged to upgrade to our TTS08 controller as soon as possible. The capability to repair existing units will be maintained through Dec 31 2015 contingent upon component availability. Customers are encouraged to provide a 12 month repair forecast ASAP to allow 3PS to procure obsoleting components on a last time buy and support customer needs during 2015.

After this time, TTS01, TTS04 and TTS06 units will no longer be eligible for repair. 3PS support for consumables, such as the TTS01, TTS04 and TTS06 battery pack units, will continue throughout the life of the sensor. Once a TTS01, TTS04 or TTS06 is deemed “non-repairable”, the Torque Sensor will need to be upgraded to a TTS08 Torque Sensor unit.

End of Sale Announcement for Controller Model SD41 - Oct 17 2014

3PS controller model SD41 is being announced as End-of-Sale (EOS) with the last day for ordering being on December 19, 2014. The SD41 technology is no longer supportable due to component obsolescence. The SD50 replacement has been commercialized and fielded during the past 12 months and offers not only continuity of supply but substantial increases in capability and serviceability.

3PS customers that currently have SD41 controllers are encouraged to upgrade to our SD50 controller as soon as possible. The capability to repair existing SD41 units will be maintained through Dec 31 2015 contingent upon component availability. Customers are encouraged to identify potential needs over the next 15 months ASAP to allow 3PS to procure obsoleting components on a last time buy and support customer needs during 2015.

After this time, SD41 units will no longer be eligible for repair. 3PS field support for SD41 units will continue throughout the life of the controller. Once a SD41 is deemed “non-repairable”, the system will need to be upgraded to an SD50 controller unit.

Click here for more information on the SD50. Please contact us at 512-610-5200 or via email at sales@3psinc.com to discuss