MEMS for Energy Market

energyThe energy industry is undergoing significant change – from deregulation in existing markets to expansion into new energy sources and regions to the rapid increase of energy costs. As the industry evolves, there is an increasing role for the use of MEMS technologies. MEMS can facilitate the development of new disruptive technologies to capture new markets while enhancing the efficiencies of current markets.

MEMS has a wide ranging impact on energy applications. MEMS can be used as the basis of:

  • New energy sources such as fuel cell battery systems
  • Making existing industrial components more energy efficient
  • Enhancing the ability of oil and gas companies to discover and recover energy deposits
  • Process control systems for energy conservation systems in building and industrial facilities.

Using MEMS in Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is examining new methods to image, monitor and test the conditions directly at remote oilfield sites. MEMS offers a promising solution for this segment due to the need for highly sensitive sensors that have a small form factor and are robust. One example application is the seismic imaging of reservoirs, which can be done with a MEMS device. Using MEMS offers performance improvements in addition to substantial cost and time savings for a wide variety of oil and gas technology providers. The environment that the sensors are used in is also a critical factor in the design and processing of a suitable MEMS solution.

Find out how Micralyne’s MEMS product development can bring your device to the energy market.

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Examples of MEMS in Energy

  • MEMS pressure sensors
  • MEMS accelerometers
  • Micro-fuel cells
  • Gyroscopes
  • MEMS micro-valves
  • Chemical injectors
  • Mass flow controllers
  • Chemical detection sensors

If you want to find out more information about using MEMS in Oil & Gas for seismic imaging, pressure sensing or other applications, please contact us today.