Equipment

IDP maintains and operates existing drills and borehole logging winches, and develops new systems with two principal foci:

  1. to provide high quality ice cores, and
  2. to produce boreholes that provide access to the interior and beds of ice sheets and glaciers for such purposes as embedding instruments, collecting gas samples, setting seismic charges, studying subglacial processes, studying subglacial geology, collecting subglacial bedrock core, and borehole logging.
 

Logging Tool Testing at IDP-Wisconsin

Below is some useful information to questions that usually get asked by the community prior to testing their logging equipment in the IDP-Wisconsin Pressure Vessel.

Location

Equipment that needs to be tested can either be brought with the investigator to Madison or can be shipped to the IDP-Wisconsin warehouse in advance to the attention of Anna Claussen or the individual IDP Engineer working with you for the testing.

IDP-Wisconsin Home Office

University of Wisconsin-Madison
AOSS/SSEC Building
1225 W. Dayton Street
12th Floor
Madison, WI 53706

IDP-Wisconsin Warehouse

(Testing Location)
1 Marsh Court
Suite 15
Madison, WI 53718
608-223-0852

Contact Information

If shipping your tool to Madison in advance of the testing, please contact Anna Claussen to determine the best shipping method:
Anna Claussen
608-890-0711
anna.claussen 'at' ssec.wisc.edu

Please be sure to provide tracking information to ensure your device is properly received at the off-campus IDP-Wisconsin warehouse, as the warehouse is not staffed at all times.

Coordination

  • Please coordinate all testing with Anna Claussen or his designee
  • Actual testing of the your device will be performed under the guidance and assistance of another IDP engineer
  • Testing will occur at the off-campus warehouse
  • Prior to the testing, investigators should draft a test plan, outlining their desired objectives for the testing, any connectivity or power requirements and any safety concerns or other questions
  • The IDP engineer will review the plan and will discuss any questions or concerns with the investigator
  • Both the IDP engineer and the investigator will approve the test plan prior to initiating the testing

Pressure Vessel Specifications

  • Internal Diameter: 10 inches
  • Internal Length: 120 inches
  • Cylinder tested to 5000 psi per JARP J-102 specification
  • Vessel can only be operated and pressurized by an IDP engineer and with an IDP approved fluid.
  • Hydrostatic testing is the only method of pressure testing at IDP.
  • Gearhart-Owen pigtail terminated through bulkhead connector to the external terminal block.

Logging Winches

Deep Logging Winch

  • Max Depth: 4000 meters
  • Standard four-conductor logging cable
  • The cable is headed with a standard 1-inch outer-diameter Gearhart-Owen variant
  • Broadband slip-ring connector
  • Can transmit both analog and high speed digital signals from DC to ~10 MHz

Intermediate Depth Logging Winch

  • Max Depth: 1500 meters
  • Standard four-conductor logging cable
  • The cable is headed with a standard 1-inch outer-diameter Gearhart-Owen variant
  • Broadband slip-ring connector
  • Can transmit both analog and high speed digital signals from DC to ~10 MHz

USGS Logging Winch

  • Max Depth: 4400 meters
  • Standard four-conductor logging cable
  • The cable is headed with a standard 1-inch outer-diameter Gearhart-Owen variant
  • Broadband slip-ring connector
  • Can transmit both analog and high speed digital signals from DC to 250 MHz

Connector Information

Intermediate Depth Logging Winch

  • Amphenol pinout is:
    A = CL1
    B = CL2
    C = CL3
    D = CL4
    E = Armor
    F = (open)
    G = Enc A
    H = (open)
    J = Enc B
    K = (open)
    L = Enc Gnd
    M-U = (open)
  • Surface tool connection: Amphenol PT06A-14-18P
  • User connection: Amphenol PT02A-14-18S or PT01A-14-18S

Deep Logging Winch

  • Pins A-D are the internal conductors
  • Surface tool connection: Amphenol PT02E-8-4PW
  • User connection: Amphenol PT06E-8-4SW

USGS Logging Winch

  • Pins A-D are the internal conductors
  • Pin H is the armor
  • Surface tool connection: Amphenol MS3102A-18-8P
  • User connection: Amphenol MS3106A-18-8S

On all three winches, wiring is straight through A-A, B-B, etc. and uses the positioning detailed above. View shown is looking into the GO cablehead.

Note: For all three winches, on user side of Amphenol connections, the shell designation letter can be varied:
A = general duty
E/F = sealed w/ strain relief
R = lightweight sealed

Syncing the Payout/Tension Data

Intermediate Depth Logging Winch

  • Payout data is available as encoder pulses utilizing the surface tool connection.
  • Calibration for meters is 500 pulse/rev, 0.0006672 meter/pulse, quadrature x1.
  • Tension is only available via display.

Deep Logging Winch

  • Payout and tension readings are available through either an Ethernet RJ45 connector (user needs male) or RS-232 9 pin D-sub connector (user needs female) [TX: Pin3, RX: Pin2, Com: Pin5].
  • Format is LCI-90i MTNW1 protocol.
  • Payout data is also available as encoder pulses via an Amphenol MS3102E14S- 6P connection (user needs an Amphenol MS3106E14S-6S). [Pin A: 0V, Pin B: +V, Pin D: B signal, Pin E: A signal]
  • Calibration for meters is 72 pulse/rev, 720.007 pulse/meter, quadrature x4.

USGS Logging Winch

  • Payout data is available as encoder pulses via an Amphenol MS3102R14S-6P connection (user needs an Amphenol MS3106E14S-6S). [Pin A: 0V, Pin B: +V, Pin C: Z signal, Pin D: B signal, Pin E: A signal]
  • Calibration for meters is 120 pulse/rev, 0.00254 meter/pulse, quadrature x1.
  • Tension is only available via display.

Safety Information

  • The IDP-Wisconsin warehouse is an active equipment development, maintenance and storage facility. All posted signage as well as instructions from IDP staff shall be observed at all times.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for your use, if desired or necessary (e.g. ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.)
  • Investigators shall understand that performing pressure testing and connectivity testing on their device can potentially be destructive and that pressurized fluid could enter their device
  • IDP is not responsible for any damages that occur to the device being tested
  • Pressure testing performed at IDP shall serve only as a reference, and no logging tool equipment certification will be provided
  • Any questions or concerns should be addressed, prior to the testing, with either Anna Claussen or the IDP engineer with whom the test will be conducted

Travel Information

  • Investigators are responsible for making all travel arrangements and for payment of all arrangements.
  • Air travel
  • Rental Car
  • Lodging
    • Nearest hotel to the IDP-Wisconsin warehouse is the Sleep Inn at 4802 Tradewinds Pkwy, Madison, WI 53718; (608) 221-8100 (limited dining options).
    • Madison has numerous other hotel options that may serve your travel more appropriately.
  • Additional travel information

Associated Documents