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Cooling Devices And Methods For Use With Electric Submersible Pumps

United States Patent Application

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Cooling devices for use with electric submersible pump motors include a refrigerator attached to the end of the electric submersible pump motor with the evaporator heat exchanger accepting all or a portion of the heat load from the motor. The cooling device can be a self-contained bolt-on unit, so that minimal design changes to existing motors are required.
Jankowski, Todd Andrew (Los Alamos, NM), Gamboa, Jose A. (Houston, TX)
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon CA), LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 577,926
December 19, 2014
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.