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RubyTek System Corp.

704 3607B, 49 Street, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3A 2H3 Tel: 1-403 890 5196

RTS-Series Down-Hole Pressure Gauge User Manual

RubyTek System Corporation,


704 3607B, 49 Street, NW, Calgary Alberta, Canada T3A 2H3 Tel: +1- (403)890 5196 http://www.rubyteksys.com

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Thank you for your purchase of the RTS series down-hole gauge!! Your new gauge was manufactured under stringent quality control procedures to ensure trouble free operation. As with all RubyTek System's products, we would appreciate any comments, suggestions or criticisms that you may have or develop regarding your evaluation of this equipment. If you should encounter difficulties with the use or operation of your new gauge, please feel free to contact with our local partners or distributors, or contact us directly by the following address: For All Areas: RubyTek System Corp. 704 3607B, 49 Street, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3A 2H3 Tel: 1-403 890 5196 Website: http://www.rubyteksys.com Fax: E-mail: support@rubyteksys.com For P.R. China: RubyTek Beijing Office Rm403, Bldg#33, Zhi Xin Cun, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, PRC. Tel: 86-10- 6234 8147 E-mail: Support@RubyTekSys.com NOTES: The information in this document has been carefully checked and is believed to be entirely reliable. No responsibility, however, is assumed for inaccuracies. Furthermore, such information does not convey to the purchaser of the product described any license under the patent rights of RubyTek System Corp., or others. RubyTek System strives constantly to improve the quality and performance of all of its products, in design, construction, and cost. As a consequence, RubyTek System reserves the right to change specifications, or other data contained herein, without notice. Any software, firmware, designs, and any other programs in RubyTek System's products remain the sole property of RubyTek System Corp and may not be copied by any means. Purchase of said product constitutes agreement that software rights remain to the benefit of RubyTek System. Upon purchase, RubyTek System grants perpetual license for use by the customer. Copyright 2005-2009 RubyTek System Corporation

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Table of Contents
1. 1.1 1. 2 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 Overview .................................................................................................................................. 2 Main Features....................................................................................................................... 2 Applications .......................................................................................................................... 3 Classification and Specifications ............................................................................................ 4 RTS3000 series Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge features........................................ 4 RTS3000 Series Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge specifications ............................... 5 RTS3000 Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge ordering information .............................. 6 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire permanent (SRO) gauge features .................................... 8 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire SRO pressure gauge specifications ................................. 9 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire SRO gauge ordering information .................................. 10 RTS7000 series Quartz MRO pressure gauge features....................................................... 11 RTS7000 series Quartz MRO pressure gauge specifications.............................................. 12 RTS7000 Series Quartz MRO pressure gauge Ordering information ................................ 13 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO pressure gauge features........................................................ 14 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO pressure gauge specifications............................................... 15 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO gauge ordering information.................................................. 16 Installation and Operating Instructions.............................................................................. 17 Install the O-rings............................................................................................................... 17 Connection between the computer and gauge .................................................................... 17 Configuration of pressure gauge ........................................................................................ 19 3.3.1 3.3.2 Meaure the voltage of battery pack ....................................................................... 20 Configuration of the job schedule. ........................................................................ 20

3.3.3 Setting system time and log start time. ........................................................................ 21 3.4 Remove the download adapter. .................................................................................................. 22 3.5 Install the battery housing .......................................................................................................... 22 3. 6 The gauge is now ready to be run into a well. ......................................................................... 22 3. 7 Data retrieval .......................................................................................................................... 22 3.8 Plot and analyze the data .......................................................................................................... 24 3.9 Servicing of the gauge ............................................................................................................... 27 4. Troubleshooting..................................................................................................................... 29

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1. Overview
RubyTek System Corp. is one of the leading and professional developers that focus on down-hole data acquisition, collection and communications, record and monitoring for oil & gas applications. We offer down-hole gauges that pressure ranges from 3000psi to 20000psi and the temperature ranges from 125 to 200, with extreme high job upload speed that is less than 4 minutes per million counts (million data points). Our commitment is to provide the excellent instrument and services for the oil & gas industrials in extreme harsh environment. This manual gives a brief guideline on how to select, use and maintain a RubyTeks RTS series down-hole gauge. 1.1 Main Features

Very high data transfer speed for job upload(1~12Mbps) Long battery life and Large memory capacity Online battery test. Single cell AA size or C size battery operation Pressure trigger Sour service operation Data separation for multiple jobs Cable connection & Surface readout for real-time applications Software for on-site configuration and data analysis support with Win2000/XP/Vista

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1. 2

Applications u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u Drill stem tests Production tests Production optimization Pressure gradients Interference tests Frac monitoring Pressure monitoring while drilling Injection pressure monitoring Coil tubing operation Monitoring of observation wells Pump systems monitoring Well testing Reservoir management Perforation monitoring Post stimulation evaluation Water injection monitoring Monitor well performance Permanent sensors(Monitoring) Completion diagnostics

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2. Classification and Specifications


The product lines can be classified as RTS3000 series Silicon-Sapphire memory gauge (MRO, memory read out), RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire permanent gauge(SRO, surface read out), RTS7000 series quartz memory gauge and RTS9000 series permanent quartz. Besides a customized serie called RTS10000 can be available to meet the users special requirements(e.g., very high temperature of 200 or above, very high pressure range up to 30000psi, or fast sampling rate of 5~10 mS). Each class is further classified according to their operating environment (pressure and temperature ranges), sample memory capacity(data points), housing material and size, as well as data communication interface (USB or RS232). 2.1 RTS3000 series Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge features The RTS3000 series Silicon-Sapphire down-hole pressure gauge is designed with battery power. The maximum temperature is up to 200, the maximum pressure is up 20000PSI. The advantages to compare with traditional products are:
1) 2)

Very high data transfer speed for job upload (1~12Mbps) Online battery monitoring and no battery test tool requirement.

3) User GUI tool for data plot and data comparison/analysis 4) Extra download box or USB/RS232 converter is optional(not mandatory) for most of the products. Download box or USB/RS232 converter is available only for backward compatible with RS232 COM port. 5) Flexible real-time configurations like system clock & job schedule settings (sampling interval, job start/end time), and re-configuration can be done after the gauge power on. 6) Auto-Log-File function for configuration or operation tracking, no paper works to write down start and stop date on-site

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2.2 RTS3000 Series Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge specifications Sensor Type Pressure Temperature
Silicon-Sapphire Range: Accuracy Resolution Over capacity Drift Maximum Operating Temperature Up to 20000 PSI 0.03%(FS) 0.0003% 110%(FS) 3psi/year 125 150 177 200 Accuracy 0.5 Resolution 0.01 Over capacity 105%(FS) Sample quantities 0.5 million (Data Points) 1 million 2 million 4 million Data format Time/Pressure/Temp/Date 1 second to 6 hours (user configuration) MRO (Memory read out) Single AA or C lithium battery pack Battery voltage monitoring feature Interface USB, RS232 Baud rate (upload job) 12Mbps, 1Mbps Friendly user GUI software for gauge configuration, job upload and data view/plot/analysis, run on PC with Window2000/XP/Vista. Outside diameter 0. 75"19m 1"25. 4m 1. 25" m , m , 31. 2m m Length 12. 2"- 12. 8" ( 310m - 325m ) m m H2S Inconel718-NACE, SS17-4 PH

Data

Sample rate Working mode Power Battery Communications User Interface Size Environment Housing material

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2.3 RTS3000 Silicon-Sapphire MRO pressure gauge ordering information

RTS30xxPxxMxxYxxZ
RTS: Pressure gauge product/OEM from Rubytek System Corp. Canada 30XX Silicon-Sapphire series pressure gauge and temperature 3012 3000 series @125 3015 3000 series @150 3017 3000 series @177 3020 3000 series @200 PXX Maximum pressrue range P06: 6000PSI P10: 10000PSI P15: 15000PSI P20: 20000PSI MXX: Sample quantities M05: 0.5 million samples M10: 1.0 million samples M20: 2.0 million samples M40: 4.0 million samples Y: Housing material N: Inconel 718-NACE S: SS17-4PH XX: Outside diameter 07: 0.75" 10: 1.0" 12: 1.25" Z: Interface, or Transducer Type
A: U: HC: PL: UART USB Hastelloy C276 SS17-4PH SS316L

EXAMPLES:
RTS3012P06M05N07A (125, 6000psi, 0.5 million samples/ 0.75" Inconel718/ UART) RTS3017P10M10N12U (177, 10000psi, 1 million samples/ 1.25" Inconel718/ USB)

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2.4 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire permanent (SRO) gauge features The RTS5000 series down-hole pressure gauge is designed with cable power (+12V DC) and target for real time data collecting or monitoring. The gauge can monitor and transmit the pressure and temperature data up to surface in real time. Both communication and power is one conductor. It is capable of connecting four gauges in one conductor. The advantages are:

1) Real-time data acquisition and monitoring; 2) No battery life limit and no memory capacity limit, one-time installation and suitable for permanent applications; 3) Bi-directional communications in single conductor, the control and reconfiguration can be done on-site after the gauge installed; 4) Multiple gauges (up to 4 devices) can be connected and shared in one conductor with a bit-rate 800bps, flexible connection for network applications; 5) The communication distance (well depth) can reach up to 4.5 miles or 7.2 km.

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2.5 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire SRO pressure gauge specifications Sensor Type Pressure Temperature Silicon-Sapphire Range: Accuracy Resolution Over capacity Drift Maximum operating temperature Up to 20000 PSI 0.03%(FS) 0.0003% 110%(FS) 3psi/year 125 150 177 200 0.5 0.01 105%(FS)

Data format Sample rate Working mode Power Communications User Interface Size Environment Housing material

Accuracy Resolution Over capacity Time/pressure/temperature/Date 1 seconds to 6 hours (user configuration) SRO (surface read out) 12V DC Interface on surface USB, RS232, Radio Baud rate (real-time) 800bps Friendly user GUI software for gauge configuration, job upload and data view/plot/analysis, run on PC with Window2000/XP/Vista. 1"25. 4m 1. 25"31. 2m m , m Outside diameter 5. 9" (150m ) m Length H2S Inconel718-NACE, SS17-4 PH

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2.6 RTS5000 series Silicon-Sapphire SRO gauge ordering information

RTS50xxPxxMxxYxxZ
RTS: Pressure gauge product/OEM from Rubytek System Corp(Canada). 50XX Silicon-Sapphire SRO gauge and temperature 5012 5000 series @125 5015 5000 series @150 5017 5000 series @177 5020 5000 series @200 PXX Maximum pressure range P06: 6000psi P10: 10000 psi P15: 15000 psi P20: 20000 psi MXX: Sample quantities on surface device M05: 0.5 million samples M10: 1.0 million samples M20: 2.0 million samples M40: 4.0 million samples Y: Housing meterial N: Inconel 718-NACE S: SS17-4PH XX: Outside diameter 10: 1.0" 12: 1.25" 15: 1.50" Z: Interface for surface device, or Transducer Type
A: U: R: HC: PL: UART USB Radio Hastelloy C276 SS17-4PH SS316L

Example:
RTS5017P10M10N10A (177, 10Kpsi, 1.0 million samples/1.0"Inconel718/ UART)

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2.7 RTS7000 series Quartz MRO pressure gauge features The RTS7000 series Quartz down-hole pressure gauge is designed with battery power. The maximum temperature is up to 200, the maximum pressure is up 20000PSI. The advantages to compare with traditional products are:

1) Faster sample rate (Min 0.1S) and higher data transfer speed for job upload (Max 12Mbps).
2)

Online battery monitoring and no battery test tool requirement.

3) User GUI tool for data plot and data comparison/analysis 4) Extra download box or USB/RS232 converter is optional(not mandatory) for most of the products. Download box or USB/RS232 converter is available only for backward compatible with RS232 COM port. 5) Flexible real-time configurations like system clock & job schedule settings (sampling interval, job start/end time), and re-configuration can be done after the gauge power on. 6) Auto-Log-File function for configuration or operation tracking, no paper works to write down start and stop date on-site

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2.8 RTS7000 series Quartz MRO pressure gauge specifications Sensor Type Pressure Temperature
Quartz Range: Accuracy Resolution Drift Maximum Operating Temperature Up to 20000 psi 0.02%(FS), typical 0.015%FS 0.00006% 0.02% psi/year. FS 125 150 177 200 Accuracy 0.2 Resolution 0.01 Over capacity 105%(FS) Sample quantities 0.5 million (Data Points) 1 million 2 million 4 million Data format Time/Pressure/Temp/Date 0.1 second to 6 hours (user configuration) MRO (Memory read out) +9V standard AA or C size lithium battery pack Battery voltage monitoring feature Interface USB, RS232 Baud rate (upload job) 12Mbps, 1Mbps Friendly user GUI software for gauge configuration, job upload and data view/plot/analysis, run on PC with Window2000/XP/Vista. Outside diameter 1"25. 4m 1. 25"31. 2m m , m Length 12. 2"- 12. 8" ( 310m - 325m ) m m H2S Inconel718-NACE, SS17-4 PH

Data

Sample rate Working mode Power Battery Communications User Interface Size Environment Housing material

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2.9 RTS7000 Series Quartz MRO pressure gauge Ordering information

RTS70xxPxxMxxYxxZ
RTS: Pressure gauge product/OEM from Rubytek System Corp(Canada). 70XX Quartz series pressure gauge and temperature 7012 7000 series @125 7015 7000 series @150 7017 7000 series @177 7020 7000 series @200 PXX Maximum pressrue range P06: 6000 psi P10: 10000 psi P15: 15000 psi P20: 20000 psi MXX: Sample quantities M05: 0.5 million samples M10: 1.0 million samples M20: 2.0 million samples M40: 4.0 million samples Y: Housing material N: Inconel 718-NACE S: SS17-4PH XX: Outside diameter 10: 1.0" 12: 1.25" 15: 1.5" Z: Interface for surface device, or Transducer Type
A: U: HC: PL: UART USB Hastelloy C276 SS17-4PH SS316L

EXAMPLES:
RTS7012P06M05N10A (125, 6000psi, 0.5 million samples/1.0" Inconel718/ UART) RTS7017P10M10N12U (177, 10000psi, 1 million samples/ 1.25" Inconel718/ USB)

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2.10 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO pressure gauge features The RTS9000 series down-hole quartz pressure gauge is designed with cable power (+12V DC) and target for real time data collecting or monitoring. The gauge can monitor and transmit the pressure and temperature data up to surface in real time. Both communication and power is one conductor. It is capable of connecting four gauges in one conductor. The advantages are:

1) Real-time data acquisition and monitoring; 2) No battery life limit and no memory capacity limit, one-time installation and suitable for permanent applications; 3) Bi-directional communications in single conductor, the control and reconfiguration can be done on-site after the gauge installed; 4) Multiple gauges (up to 4 devices) can be connected and shared in one conductor with a bit-rate 800bps, flexible connection for network applications; 5) The communication distance (well depth) can reach up to 4.5 miles or 7.2 km.

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2.11 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO pressure gauge specifications Sensor Type Pressure Temperature Quartz Range: Accuracy Resolution Over capacity Drift Maximum operating temperature Up to 20000 PSI 0.02%(FS) 0.00006% 110%(FS) 0.02%psi/year, FS 125 150 177 200 0.2 0.01 105%(FS)

Data format Sample rate Working mode Power Communications User Interface Size Environment Housing material

Accuracy Resolution Over capacity Time/pressure/temperature/Date 0.1 seconds to 6 hours (user configuration) SRO (surface read out) 12V DC Interface on surface USB, RS232, Radio Baud rate (real-time) 800bps Friendly user GUI software for gauge configuration, job upload and data view/plot/analysis, run on PC with Window2000/XP/Vista. 1. 0"25. 4m 1. 25"31. 2m m , m Outside diameter 5. 9" (150m ) m Length H2S Inconel718-NACE, SS17-4 PH

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2.12 RTS9000 series Quartz SRO gauge ordering information

RTS90xxPxxMxxYxxZ
RTS: Pressure gauge product/OEM from Rubytek System Corp(Canada). 90XX Quartz SRO gauge and temperature 9012 9000 series @125 9015 9000 series @150 9017 9000 series @177 9020 9000 series @200 PXX Maximum pressure range P06: 6000 psi P10: 10000 psi P15: 15000 psi P20: 20000 psi MXX: Sample quantities on surface device M05: 0.5 million samples M10: 1.0 million samples M20: 2.0 million samples M40: 4.0 million samples Y: Housing meterial N: Inconel 718-NACE S: SS17-4PH XX: Outside diameter 10: 1.0" 12: 1.25" Z: Interface for surface device, or Transducer Type
A: U: R: HC: PL: UART USB Radio Hastelloy C276 SS17-4PH SS316L

Example:
RTS9017P10M10N10A (177, 10Kpsi, 1.0 million samples/1.0"Inconel718/ UART)

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3. Installation and Operating Instructions


3.1 Install the O-rings Make sure the O-rings and threads on the gauge are properly lubricated before installation. Check the O-rigns after installtion and replace it with a new one if you find an O-ring scratched or damaged Threads

O-rings
Figure 1: The O-ring installation

3.2 Connection between the computer and gauge RubyTek has two ways to connect the computer and gauge, the user can choose either way. 1) Connection the download adapter to battery pack, then connnect to the gauge: Line up the red dot on the lithium battery pack with the red dot on the download adapter and insert carefully. If this does not happen gently, double check to make sure the red dots are line up. See figure 2.

Figure 2: Connects download adapter to the battery pack

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Then connect the another end of download adapter to the computers USB port. Line up the red dot on the lithium battery pack with the red dot on the gauge and insert carefully. If this does not happen gently, double check to make sure the red dots are line up. The gauge starts to work immediately after the battery pack is connected. See figure 3 Download adapter

Figure 3: Connects battery pack to the gauge

2) Connection battery pack directly to the gauge, then connect the download adapter: Line up the red dot on the lithium battery with the red dot on the gauge and insert carefully. If this does not happen gently, double check to make sure the red dots are line up. The gauge starts to work immediately after the battery pack is connected. See figure 4. Battery Pack O-rings Electronics Housing

Figure 4: Connect the battery pack to gauge

Line up the red dot on the download adapter with the red dot on the lithium battery and insert carefully. If this does not happen gently, double check to make sure

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the red dots are line up. Connect another end of the download adapter to the PC computers USB port. See figure 5

Download adapter

Figure 5: The download adaptor

Note: If the battery pack is connected first, the gauge allows the user to complete the connection between the computer and gauge in 10 minutes. If the gauge has been powered with the battery connection for at least 10 minutes, but the USB cable has never been connected to a PC computer, the gague would start to log data with default settings and ignore all configure commands from the PC. If default settings is not sufficient, the user must unplug the battery pack and repeat the above the procedure to configure the guage. 3.3 Configuration of pressure gauge Starts the RTS User Logger software. The user software pop up the Device Info page if it finds the gauge. Otherwise, it will goto the Plot page for data view and plot.

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Figure 6: battery page

3.3.1 Meaure the voltage of battery pack


Switch to the battery page (See figure 6), battery pack information such as the serial number can be filled into Battery Specification box and download into the gauge by clicking the Set button. The current battery voltage can also be measured by click the Read buttor on the left of Battery Voltage box. This page allows user to estimate the battery capacity under the schedule, and gives typical power consumption values for battery selection reference. Note: Any standard 150 185 single AA lithium pack should have a voltage from 3.6-3.9V (refer to manufacturer data sheet). A lithium battery with a voltage under 2.4V should not be used. If a new battery shows a voltage less than expected, it may have a passivity layer problem. It is unknown what type of environmental changes the gauge experienced while it is down the well. Extreme temperature changes will definitely shorten the life span of the battery. Therefore it is suggested that a new battery be used each time the gauge is run into the well.

3.3.2 Configuration of the job schedule.


User can set sample interval and job hours for this interval, the maximum number for interval settings is 32. The software automatically estimate the total hours/days and

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the total log data points of current schedule setting. The schedule will be stored into gauge by clicking the Download button (See figure 7). The gauge will works according to the last schedule interval until it has no memory space for the samples

Figure 7: The job schedule page

3.3.3 Setting system time and log start time.


1) Set system time. The currently computers system time can be obtained and shown by the View Time button. The computers system time will be downloaded into the gauge by clicking Set Time button in System Time Setting dialog, and the current clock/timer status of the gauge can be obtained and checked by the Get Time button. 2) Set log start time The user can set the time when the gauge will start to log data by: 1) Setting the exact date(year/month/day) and time(hour/minute/second) in Log Start Time Setting diaglog and clicks the Set Log Start Time button. 2) Set log delay time in munutes. If you dont need exactaly log start time, you can configure only the system time. The gauge will start to log after a default value ( 10 minutes ) delay after the system time set. Of course, you can change this default value and then click Set Log Delay button to set the new delay(Max delay value is 5 hours).

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3.4 Remove the download adapter. One hand holds the battery and another hand pull out the download adapter carefully from the battery pack. Check the connection reliability between the battery pack and the gauge to make sure it is perfect. The battery pack should be unpluged and the procedures from 3.2 to 3.3.4 will be repeated if you find some connection problems. 3.5 Install the battery housing Slide the battery housing over the battery and tighten it onto the electronics housing. If this process is not easily done, stop. Remove the housing and the battery. Try sliding the battery into the housing by hand to see if there is any obstruction. If there is a problem, check to see if the inside of the housing is clear and check the outside of the battery for foreign material or swelling. The battery will twist off inside of the electronic housing socket if it does not fit freely in the battery housing. See figure 8
Battery housing Lithium Battery O-rings Gauge Body Bullnose

Figure 8: The battery housing installation

Tighten the battery housing on to the electronic housing using 11/16 or 17mm wrenches on the wrench flats. These gauges are O-ring sealed (not metal to metal sealed) and therefore should only be slightly more than hand-tight.

* Do not over-tighten and do not use pipe wrenches on these gauges as you could damage the housing. 3. 6 The gauge is now ready to be run into a well.
3. 7 Data retrieval 1. The gauge should be allowed the cool sufficiently before working with it. Loosen the battery housing from the electronics housing using a 11/16 or 17mm wrench.

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2. Slowly remove the battery housing from the electronics housing. Ensure no pressure has built up inside housing. Lift the battery housing off of the battery. 3. Remove the battery pack from the electronics housing socket by gripping the battery as close to the pin as possible and pull straight off the electronics housing. *Do not twist the battery!! It is now time to start downloading the information recorded by the gauge. 4. Line up the red dot on the download adapter with the red dot on the gauge and insert carefully. They will only connect this way. Do not force or twist!! If the connection is difficult, stop and look to see what the obstruction might be. Clear all obstructions and try the connection again. Connect another side of the cable of download adapter to a PC computers USB port. See figure 9.

Figure 9: Cable connection for data upload

5.

Start the RTS User Logger software and switch to the Run Data page. The data can be retrieved in this page. You can select the jobs you wish to load and click the Save Jobs button, a dialog box shows where the job to save and you can point the directory to save them.

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Figure 10: The run data page

3.8 Plot and analyze the data 1. Plot and compare the job data After uploaded, the job can be opened and plotted in the Plot Data page for further analysis. Two jobs can be opened and plotted (with the Draw1, Draw2 button) at the same time for comparison. Statistic information (maximum pressure and temperature, mean pressure value, etc.) inside the current viewing window and the values at current cursor can also be displayed for reference (see Figure 11). Please read the help manual of the logger software for more details.

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Figure 11: The plot data page

2. Analyze the job details by Zoom In/Out and Message Tip After opened, in order to analyze the details of the data, the plot can be zoom in with +++ or zoom out with the --- button, and can be scrolled by tracking the scrollbar, or forward with >>> and backward with <<< button. The zoom feature can also be finished with mouse by a left button down & drag to select area action, i.e., drag from top-left to bottom-right is the zoom in, and drag from bottom-right to top-left is the zoom out (see Figure 12). By moving the mouse cursor closely to a data point on the plot, the user can easily to view its detail values as a message tip on the selected point (see Figure 13).

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Figure 12: Select an area to zoom in for more detail

Figure 13: Zoom in/out and message tip for data analysis

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3.9 Servicing of the gauge 1. After all data is uploaded from the gauge, carefully disconnect all components. 2. Clean and lubricate the gauge after use. Replace all O-rings after every run to protect the gauge from potential damage caused by failure. There are only two O-rings on the gauge at the top section of the electronics housing. Typical O-rings are number 014V90 or 212-V90 that supplied with the tools. O-rings should be selected based on the environment the tool will be run in. O-rings

Gauge Body

Pressure Transducer Gauge Threads Pressure port

Bullnose /Crossover

Gauge Threads
Figure 14

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3. Remove the bullnose or crossover after every run and clean the pressure ports. If the pressure ports get plugged, then the gauge may not read accurately. With the bullnose or crossover adapter off, carefully rinse the pressure transducer without directly touching it. CAUTION: DO NOT TOUCH OR REMOVE THE PRESSURE TRANSDUCER DIRECTLY AS IT CAN BE DEMAGED VERY EASILY. WHEN THE TOOL IS NOT BEING SERVICED, ENSURE THE BULLNOSE IS INSTALLED ON THE GAUGE TO PROTECT THE TRANSDUCER. 4. Lubricating the Gauge Threads The threads on the top of the electronics housing and on the bullnose should be lubricated with the proper lubricant, such as Dow Corning 55-O-ring lubricant. This should be done prior to usage. a) It should be noted that the gauge does contain electronics and should be treated gently whenever possible. Store gauges in their storage cases when not in use. b) Never submerse the tool in fluid unless it is completely assembled. c) If you are running a slick line test, do no exceed 150 feet per minute when running the gauges into and out of the hole.

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RTS Series Down-Hole Pressure Gauge User Manual v1.10

RubyTek System Corp

4. Troubleshooting
If the RTS User Logger software cant find the pressure gaug. You follow the next steps to figure it out. 1 to my computer icon then click the right button of mouse, move the mouse to Go properties and click it. Select hardware page and click the Devices management. Click the COM Port icon to see if there new USB Serial PortPlease install the driver if you can find it. 2 you cant find any problem according to the step first. Please unplug the download If adapter and reconnect it . 3 Please contact the RubyTeks local service if you cant figure it out.

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