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Title: Welding shield for coupling heaters

Abstract

Systems for coupling end portions of two elongated heater portions and methods of using such systems to treat a subsurface formation are described herein. A system may include a holding system configured to hold end portions of the two elongated heater portions so that the end portions are abutted together or located near each other; a shield for enclosing the end portions, and one or more inert gas inlets configured to provide at least one inert gas to flush the system with inert gas during welding of the end portions. The shield may be configured to inhibit oxidation during welding that joins the end portions together. The shield may include a hinged door that, when closed, is configured to at least partially isolate the interior of the shield from the atmosphere. The hinged door, when open, is configured to allow access to the interior of the shield.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Dickinson, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014512
Patent Number(s):
7,673,786
Application Number:
U S Patent Application 11/788,826
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR2272
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Menotti, James Louis. Welding shield for coupling heaters. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Menotti, James Louis. Welding shield for coupling heaters. United States.
Menotti, James Louis. Tue . "Welding shield for coupling heaters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014512.
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