New Amphenol KTK Connectors Ideal for Oil and Gas Drilling Applications

Series withstands high pressure, high temperature environments

Dec 07, 2010, 14:00 ET from Amphenol Industrial Operations

SIDNEY, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Industrial, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a line of high pressure, rugged connectors for oil and gas downhole tools that feature a bi-directional psi of 20,000.  Fully compatible with Kintec and GE Tensor layouts, the new KTK high pressure downhole connectors offer a high pressure and high temperature sealed connection standard in the downhole industry.

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These well-constructed, reliable connectors are ideal for use in MWD (measurement while drilling) systems, LWD (logging while drilling) tools and downhole batteries.  Because these assemblies provide service companies with critical information such as drillstring rotational speed and smoothness, type and severity of downhole vibration, downhole temperature, drill bit torque and weight and mud flow volume, reliable connectors that withstand harsh conditions are paramount in oil and gas drilling.  

Amphenol's KTK connectors are cost-effectively utilized in applications that require low-maintenance, accurate and reliable assemblies, while being flexible and limiting risks associated with in-hole loss.

Designed to meet the rising demand for more rugged connectors in the downhole industry, the new KTK downhole connector product line uses machined PEEK polymer, a strong thermoplastic that retains its mechanical properties in extremely high temperatures.

For longer life and prolonged mating cycles, each connector is designed with gold contacts, a Vitron O-ring and solder pot connections.  Cable assemblies and pigtails are also available.

Pricing for the KTK high pressure downhole connector starts at $175 per unit.  Delivery is 5 - 7 weeks ARO.

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Editor's Note:  Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation.  

Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol's MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified.  

Amphenol Industrial Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2006 sales topping $2.5 billion.

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