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  Last updated on 15/04/2019    (©  2001 - 2020   TECHNETEA) French

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Fields of activity

Electronics Engineering

English version under development, please refer to the french version for the complete information

Development of tools and equipments, for Research laboratories and R&D services

... English version under development ... please look at the French version

Example of an Ethernet interface with graphic LCD Equipments with USB interface
(to see examples)
(test conducted with pH indicators)

Oven Control Example of a PC software USB data acquisition module for Pt1000
All embeded oven control module RealTime PC software USB 16 channels  -40°C/+200°C  Pt1000 (2 wires)

Development of data acquisition systems and instrumented equipments

In a general way, this field of activity includes any systems intended to convert electrical signals resulting from physical measurements into usable data. This consists of equipments and electronic subsets connected to sensors, as :

- Full standalone equipments, and connected equipments able to transmit digital data to a computer system

- Intrumentation networks for data monitoring

- Equipments operating in real time, or with storage capabilities for postponed processing with data delivered by memory sticks or by delayed wireless transmissions

- Full standalone instrumented systems, and also systems fully controled by a computer

TECHNETEA especially worked on the development (hardware & software) of electronic equipments for oilfield service companies, designing innovative solutions in particular in ATEX for the Mud Logging and the monitoring of physical parameters.

The competences are based on nearly 30 years of experience with oilfield services, and are at the root of the developments of electronic field equipments, laboratories equipments, instrumentations for geological and physicochemical analysis systems (PVT, calcimetry, gas chromatography), sensor fields data monitoring.

TECHNETEA also works on the development of high temperature electronic equipments (till 150°C at present) for very specific applications (eg : downhole tools).

ATEX data acquisition system for Mud Logging USB instrumentation network for laboratories

Development of electronic equipments intended to be used in potentially EXplosive ATmospheres - ATEX

Related to oil, gas, mines or chemical industries, this type of equipments requires a particular approach from the very beginning of the design about the choices of the electronic structures and the mechanical protections, then also during the CAD of the printed circuit boards.

The ATEX approach can completely modify the preliminary definition of a project ; consequently it is strongly recommended to integrate all the ATEX aspects as soon as the definition stage of the equipment (or system) is initiated.

As a design office, TECHNETEA can ensure the complete design of an equipment, or only works on the ATEX aspects of the project as a consultant. Electronics being the main skill of TECHNETEA, the type of protection by intrinsic safety is preferentially used, but the other types of protection defined by the ATEX standards are sometimes also used in combination.

Because being in contact with a certifying labratory is something essential during the design stage, TECHNETEA usually works with INERIS, which is one of the two notified laboratories in France.

An equipment which is not designed from the beginning for a use in potentially explosive atmospheres,
has thereafter very little chance to be able to be adapted for a use in this context.

ATEX thermal study
ATEX thermal study

Development of test equipments and test benches

... English version under development ... please look at the French version

Example of a test bench 19 inches rack assembly Connector wiring
Achievement of a mini test bench A test bench assembly   (19 inches rack) Connector wiring for a sensor simulator series

Electronics of a test bench ISP probe Screenshot
View of the electronic board of a test bench   (FPGA) ISP (In Situ Programmation) probe with needle-like
tips for programming through the coating
PC software to control a test bench
(partiel screenshot)