Cameron Park, CA, United States
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Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2017-03-08

An ultrasonic transducer apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an ultrasonic flow meter (38, 92, 132) having an ultrasonic transducer assembly (50) coupled to a meter body (94, 134). The ultrasonic transducer assembly can include an ultrasonic transducer (112) in a transducer housing (52, 72, 74), and the transducer housing can be positioned within the meter body such that, during flow of a fluid through the meter body, the transducer housing is exposed to, and is in pressure balance with, the fluid. The transducer housing can be positioned in a sheath that acoustically isolates the ultrasonic transducer and its housing from the meter body. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-03-02

A system, in certain embodiments, includes a spider configured to support multiple mineral extraction riser segments. The system also includes a gimbal disposed below the spider and configured to support the spider during operation. The system further includes one or more arcuate radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas disposed within the gimbal and/or the spider. The one or more arcuate RFID antennas are configured to communicate with one or more RFID tags coupled to each riser segment.


A flowmeter for detecting gas flow rates in a pipe includes a container configured to be attached to the pipe having a channel through which the gas flows, and a plurality of recesses that extend through the container and a plurality of housings. The flowmeter includes a plurality of transducers, with one transducer of the plurality of transducers disposed in each recess. The transducers transmit ultrasonic signals into and receive ultrasonic signals from the channel. The flowmeter includes a controller in electrical communication with the plurality of transducers which determines the gas flow rate through the channel by measuring transit times of signals transmitted by and received by the transducers. A housing for an ultrasonic transducer for a flowmeter which is inserted into a recess of a container that acoustically isolates the housing from the container. A method for detecting gas flow rates in a pipe.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-05-26

A system, including a first flow control element configured to couple to a stem, and a second flow control element coupled to the first flow control element, wherein the first and second flow control elements are configured to expand relative to one another to create a seal in a closed position between a chamber and a flow path in a valve body, and wherein the first and second flow control elements are configured to enable fluid flow between the chamber and the flow path in an open position.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-06-14

A system including a fluid injection system configured to removably couple to a mineral extraction system, wherein the fluid injection system includes a fluid injection system controller, a flow meter system coupled to the fluid injection system controller, wherein the flow meter system is configured to measure a fluid flow of a fluid through the fluid injection system, an adjustable valve configured to control the fluid flow through the fluid injection system, and a non-return valve configured to block reverse flow of the fluid through the fluid injection system, wherein the fluid injection system controller, the flow meter system, the adjustable valve, and the non-return valve are coupled to a common housing.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-05-11

A system including a frac head system, including a frac head configured to retain portions of an isolation sleeve that separates frac fluid from tubing.


An apparatus for determining a fluids kinematic viscosity from ultrasonic energy that has passed through the fluid of unknown viscosity along an acoustic path of known length. A computer of the apparatus determines a characteristic frequency of a received electrical signal associated with the ultrasonic energy and measures the fluids velocity of sound. The kinematic viscosity of the fluid is determined by the computer on a continuous basis based on the characteristic frequency and the sound velocity. A method for determining a fluids kinematic viscosity.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-09-06

A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-09-09

An apparatus, system, and method to manage data within a wireless network includes sending a token from a master device to a slave device, receiving an archive record only with the token at the master device from the slave device, and storing the archive record from the slave device within an archive record database at the master device.


Patent
Cameron International Corporation | Date: 2016-06-10

A flow conditioner for displacing and mixing fluid flow to minimize the effects of thermal gradients on the accuracy of a transit time ultrasonic flowmeter having a first portion adapted to be disposed in the pipe and extending inward toward the center of the pipe in a downstream direction with respect to the fluid flow relative to the pipes inner surface. The conditioner has a second portion adapted to be disposed in the pipe and in juxtaposition with the first portion. The second portion extending inward toward the center of the pipe in an upstream direction with respect to the fluid flow relative to the pipes inner surface. An apparatus for determining fluid flow in a pipe having ultrasonic transducer sites. A method for determining fluid flow in a pipe. A method for affecting fluid flow in a pipe.

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