Government Contracting & Subcontracting

PetroMar Industrial, a division of PetroMar Technologies, Inc.

  • Contact:   Earle Drack, VP Business Development, 440 Creamery Way, Suite 100, Exton, PA 19341
  • Email:       sales@petromartech.com
  • Phone:      +1 484.206.4182
  • DUNS:       053320801
  • SBA SBC ID:    000831339
  • Cage Code:       7G5X3
  • NAIC Codes:   541330, 541690, 541712541380, 335999, 334513, 334515

PetroMar Industrial is a division of PetroMar Technologies, Inc., a certified small business and an experienced and capable partner for government contracting and subcontracting.

We have decades of experience in both applied research (including finite element modeling and material test/characterization) and focused product development for sensor-based equipment operating in the harshest environments. We also have a deep and broad expertise in software and firmware development, including real-time control and data acquisition, data processing and analytics, forward modeling and inversion, and other data science techniques.

In addition, PetroMar has the skillsets, experience, and facility access to perform high-end testing and characterization services. In particular we have expertise in high-temperature, high-pressure, high-vibration/shock, high EMI, and other harsh environment test and characterization, honed over decades of aerospace, oilfield, and industrial applications.

With all science, hardware, firmware,software, and testing disciplines under one roof, PetroMar Industrial can be a one-stop-shop for small-business contracting or subcontracting.

Please contact us at innovation@petromartech.com to learn more about how we can bring our energy + innovation to bear on your Government contracting and subcontracting needs.

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Government Contracting and Subcontracting Skillsets/Expertise:

Applied Research/Finite Element Modeling

Advanced coupled multi-physics finite element modeling is a cornerstone of PetroMar’s applied research expertise. Nearly all physical phenomena can be included and linked together in a comprehensive multi-physics model of the system. It takes into account material properties and their dependence on environmental parameters such as temperature, pressure or chemical composition. Examples include:

  • Thermal modeling, including conduction, convection and flow related heat transport
  • Flow modeling in various regimes, including porous media flow
  • Mechanical stress/strain modeling
  • Electromagnetic modeling of sensor fields and their interaction with samples
  • Kinetic modeling of chemical reactions, including thermal effects

Applying multi-physics modeling to product and system development allows for early evaluation of critical parts of the design and leads to:

  • faster time to market and reduced development cost due to fewer iterations of prototype hardware configurations
  • improved product performance achieved through computer optimization of the modeled system
  • Characterization of parameters which are difficult or impossible to measure in-line without disturbing the system.

Testing and Characterization

Material testing and characterization is often an important component of a research study, and PetroMar has the facilities, experience, and expertise to handle a wide variety of materials test and characterization efforts.

Our materials test regimens are designed and optimized to provide the required accuracy at the lowest cost and in the fastest time, and can include design and build of custom test fixtures if required.

Other services include test and certification of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and we offer engineering support to help improve designs to pass such testing.

In addition to the design of test and characterization plans, PetroMar will also set up and verify the test systems, perform rigorous and well-documented sample testing/characterization, and, perhaps most importantly, organize and present the data in the proper format to provide the required information.

PetroMar has onsite pressure, temperature, EMI/EMC and other environmental capabilities, and access to other required facilities through our test facility partners.

Power Electronics, including High-efficiency Converters/Inverters

Many government contracts require advanced power conversion technology. PetroMar experienced team of power electronics experts honed their skills in the energy (including downhole), aerospace, and industrial segments where high efficiency, high power density, electromagnetic compatibility and high reliability are always required.

Power conversion techniques and approaches utilized include:

  • High efficiency resonant converters and power amplifiers
  • Z source inverters
  • SiC (Silicon Carbide) and GaN (Gallium Nitride) devices
  • DSP based power controllers
  • Control of conducted and radiated emissions
  • Space Vector Modulation

Complementing PetroMar’s electronics, component, and magnetics expertise is a fully staffed electromechanical packaging group which works closely with our electrical engineers and our customers to provide packaging solutions which meet application mounting requirements while also providing the proper thermal and electromagnetic performance to assure that the required power is available when needed for the lifetime of the product.

Modeling and simulation plays a big part in both electrical and mechanical designs, ensuring that the systems are well-understood prior to bread-boarding and then prototyping. Our experts use SPICE circuit simulations (even extracting detailed model parameters from components via curve tracer measurements when needed) and SolidWorks or Comsol finite element packages for thermal and electromagnetics modeling.

Our power converter designs can be optimized for a particular application and include high-density, high-efficiency, and high-reliability designs for:

  • AC/DC rectifiers/supplies
  • DC/AC inverters/supplies
  • DC/DC converters/supplies
  • Battery management systems
  • High-power RF transmitters
  • Embedded power converters

Design for Harsh Environments (High Temperature, High Vibration/Shock, High Pressure)

If a contract requires development of solutions which need to withstand harsh environments, PetroMar can be a valuable partner with extensive subject matter expertise.

A key aspect of successful product development is a detailed understanding of the operational environment in which the product will be deployed and used, and a design which is optimized for that environment. The PetroMar team has developed dozens of commercially successful products for such harsh environments as:

  • downhole oil & gas exploration (150C to 210C+ ambient temperature, up to 30,000 psi ambient pressure, high-humidity, high-vibration, up to 1000g shock resistance required)
  • aerospace (125C+, high-vibration, high-shock)
  • industrial (85C+, high-vibration, high-shock, high-humidity)

Such experience involves use of special techniques (e.g. circuit design, PCB layout, shock/vibration isolation design, etc.), processes (soldering, PCA assembly, product manufacturing, etc.), and materials (laminates, solders, adhesives, elastomers, etc.) to ensure that the electronics, actuators, packaging and other aspects of a product will meet and exceed requirement.

Turnkey OEM Product Development

PetroMar is experienced in acting as a contracted or subcontracted developer of complex new electromechanical products for OEM’s, and we bring a full multidisciplinary product development team to the proverbial table. This means we can handle all aspects of the product development cycle from helping to set requirements through detailed system design, electrical design, embedded/firmware design, mechanical and packaging design, application software development, prototyping, testing/characterization, field testing, documentation, regulatory approval, pilot production, manufacturing, and ongoing product sustaining once the product is commercially released.

To you as a customer, it also means that all aspects of the product development process will be carefully managed by PetroMar, with regular reporting and milestone-driven decision points, to help ensure that new products are delivered on time and on budget. As the customer you will not be required to act as a general contractor arbitrating disputes between different subcontractors. You have one point of contact, and PetroMar will be responsible for all aspects of the development.

Sensors and Sensor Physics

PetroMar has extensive experience designing and integrating custom, semi-custom, or off-the-shelf sensors into products and systems. Example sensor types include:
  • inductive
  • capacitive
  • electromagnetic
  • optical
  • NMR
  • acousticv
  • orientation
  • vibration
  • temperature
  • pressure

PetroMar will handle sensor selection (or design, if a custom solution is needed), electronics integration, firmware/control, networking (including wireless, IoT, M2M), database integration, and even application software, data visualization, and analytics if needed.

We have a particular expertise in designs for harsh environments comprising extremes of temperature, vibration, shock, and pressure. We can deliver full a turn-key solution for your application.

Manufacturing

While many of PetroMar Industrial’s clients engage us to provide product designs which they plan to manufacture themselves, we are often also asked to perform prototype, pilot, or even production manufacturing of the products or assemblies we have designed.

Our special expertise is in the manufacture of complex electromechanical products which comprise several electronic and mechanical subsystems and which must be built, integrated, and extensively tested against stringent requirements before they can be shipped.

PetroMar’s Quality Assurance System is the cornerstone of our culture and commitment to quality, reproducibility, and configuration control for our manufacturing customers.

Whether it is a specially designed high-reliability military/aerospace power converter, a wireless sensor for smart-grid applications, a high-temperature/high-pressure downhole measurement system, or any other ruggedized product or subassembly, PetroMar can be your trusted manufacturing partner.

Please contact us at innovation@petromartech.com to learn more about how we can bring our energy + innovation to bear on your Government contracting and subcontracting needs.