Choosing the Right Oil Well Pressure Sensors for Extreme Environments
When a well is pumping oil, everybody’s happy because everybody’s making a profit. But when breakdown halts the flow of oil, that same well suddenly turns from a profitable asset into an expensive liability.
The costs of downtime oblige oil and gas companies to place a great emphasis on the reliability of equipment. When downtime costs you thousands of dollars an hour, it’s worth it to pay more for top-quality equipment designed to provide a long lifetime in an extreme environment. This truth is doubly impactful for mission-critical devices such as pressure sensors and other instrumentation.
Extreme heat or cold places various stresses on mechanical devices and can dramatically reduce their life spans. Devices exposed to very high or low temperatures that are not designed for use in extreme weather typically degrade rapidly, sometimes failing in just a fraction of their normal lifetime. The only way to avoid this problem and the associated expensive downtime is to use equipment specifically designed for severe environmental conditions.
Tested-tough, Ultra-reliable Pressure Sensors and Pressure Transmitters
WIKA produces the toughest, most reliable pressure sensors and pressure transmitters on the market today. All of WIKA’s products undergo rigorous quality-control tests before they leave the factory. Products intended for use in the harshest conditions, including offshore applications, receive even more thorough testing.
WIKA’s E-10 and E-11 pressure transmitters are especially designed to meet the durability and performance requirements of extreme oil and gas pressure-monitoring applications. These rugged devices feature all-welded construction and are fully sealed to offer Class I, Division 1 explosion-proof protection. They both also offer NEMA 4X (IP67) ingress protection and include NACE MR-01-75 compliant wetted parts.
The E-10 and E-11 pressure transmitters are ideal for many oil and gas industry-related applications. Common uses include measuring casing and tubing pressure, wellhead monitoring, pipeline transport, and a number of refinery applications.
Best of all, both the E-10 and the E-11 pressure transmitters are temperature-compensated to assure accuracy and long-term stability in hot and cold temperature extremes. So you can use the same rugged, ultra-reliable WIKA pressure sensors whether your oil wells are on the frigid North Slope of Alaska or in scorching West Texas, and you can count on them to meet or exceed their expected lifespan no matter where you install them.