Powering the Industries That Power Us

Fossil fuels are a constant factor in how we live our everyday lives. From how we travel, eat, clothe our bodies, and warm ourselves at night, oil and natural gas are among the mainstays of human society. As manufacturing bases spread in our global economy, and populations increase, the demand for these fuels grows exponentially. More drilling will take place to meet these needs, and this involves risks.

In response to the oil-related accidents that occurred in the past, our scientists and engineers developed both batteries and energetic devices designed to reduce the risk of oil and natural gas spills. Since the semi-submersible exploratory offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in 2010, spilling more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, our engineering team has developed advanced technologies to assist blowout preventers in accomplishing their designed mission.

The standard for batteries in drilling and mining applications relies on lithium thionyl chloride chemistry, which is often limited in the maximum operation temperature. To solve this problem, EaglePicher has developed multiple battery technologies — from hybrid chemistries to novel cell and battery architectures — that meet and exceed the challenging environments found in the oil and gas market.

Down-Hole Batteries (LCF-137)

  • Broad temperature range (-20˚C to +165˚C)
  • Enhanced safety compared with traditional down-hole batteries
  • Long storage life
  • Ideal for cold-weather drilling sites

Metering and Monitoring Batteries (LCF-143)

  • Broad temperature range (-40˚C to +60˚C)
  • Ideal for long-duration wireless metering and gas monitoring on platforms and in refineries
  • Twice the capacity of Li-SO2 D cells; 1.4 times the capacity of Li-MnO2 D cells

Emergency Lighting Batteries (Li-ion and LCF-143)

  • Green alternative to heavy-metal NiCad batteries
  • Broad rechargeable Li-ion temperature range (-20˚C to +40˚C)
  • Broader primary LCF-143 temperature range (-40˚C to +60˚C)

Control System Backup UPS Batteries (Li-ion NCP12-4)

  • Green alternative to traditional lead acid batteries
  • Lifespan over 40,000 cycles at 40% DOD (Depth of Discharge)
  • Broad rechargeable Li-ion temperature range (-20˚C to +40˚C)

AUV/UUV Batteries (Li-ion and LCF-143)

  • Lifespan over 40,000 cycles at 40% DOD (Depth of Discharge)
  • Broad rechargeable Li-ion temperature range (-20˚C to +40˚C)
  • CFx for long-range, one-way missions

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