Acceleware has completed robust shop and lab testing in collaboration with 3rd party industry resources like Noetic, AGAT, and Perm Inc. on each unique surface and subsurface component, along with material compatibility tests (thermal, electrical, mechanical), and material strength tests (destructive testing). High voltage, high current and high-pressure testing assemblies have been custom-built to mimic in-situ conditions and to test the downhole electrical components under a variety of mechanical stresses corresponding to deployment and operational conditions. Several EM core flooding using oil sands samples have also been completed.
In the Summer of 2019, GE Research completed laboratory testing of Acceleware’s Clean Tech Inverter (CTI), with up to 70kW real power and 200kW reactive power. In the Fall of 2019, Acceleware tested high power dummy loads of 200kW on two RF XL Inverter modules. In Winter of 2019, Acceleware completed a 1/20 scale ditch test where an RF XL transmission line was tested up to 150kW using one CTI module.
In the summer of 2020, Acceleware successfully completed a 1/4 scale ditch test where an RF XL transmission line delivered 500kW of RF energy into the ditch. The coaxial lines were also pressurized to 4 bars by CO2 gas to required voltage, (higher power density than expected in Marwayne). The symmetry of voltage and currents across two coaxial lines during two modes of operation were monitored, along with the temperature response of all components.