© 2017 The Authors. Use of Peltier cooling in down-hole seismic tooling has been restricted by the performance of such devices at elevated temperatures. Present paper analyses the performance of Peltier cooling in temperatures suited for down-hole measuring equipment using measurements, predicted manufacturer data and computational fluid dynamic analysis. Peltier performance prediction techniques is presented with measurements. Validity of the extrapolation of thermoelectric cooling performance at elevated temperatures has been tested using computational models for thermoelectric cooling device. This method has been used to model cooling characteristics of a prototype downhole tool and the computational technique used has been proven valid.
Weerasinghe, R., & Hughes, T. P. (2017). Numerical and experimental investigation of thermoelectric cooling in down-hole measuring tools; A case study. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 10, 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csite.2017.02.002