Energy, oil and gas extraction
Energy, oil and gas extraction

Precise and explosion-proof solutions for tough conditions

Ever-dwindling resources require ever better, more effective technology for extracting fossil fuels. With highly robust, completely accurate and low-maintenance sensors, Balluff offers you precisely the products and solutions you need for oil and gas extraction in rough conditions. Supplied of course with reliable explosion protection with numerous international approvals.

Application examples

  • Explosion protection for control and shutoff valves

    Reliably protect your systems from explosion hazards

    The solution

    Control and shutoff valves are used in many areas of oil and gas extraction, in refineries and in petrochemical plants. Here, they not only need to be protected against harsh environmental conditions, but also against explosion hazards. Explosion protection has the highest priority in this environment. Balluff has the ideal solution for every application: Our certified BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors have numerous international approvals and are extremely reliable.

    The features

    • High reliability
    • with IECex, ATEX, NEC 500/505 and many additional international approvals
    Energy, oil/gas extraction, explosion protection for control and shutoff valves
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  • Monitoring oil pumps

    High-precision position measurements for your oil pumps

    The solution

    After tapping an oil field, discharge pumps do most of their work entirely autonomously. However, the pump parameters need to be monitored continuously by sensors and automated remote systems. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors guarantee totally reliable and high-precision position measurement under tough conditions directly on the pump, and directly allow conclusions to be drawn about the conditions in the pumping system.

    The features

    • Particularly durable thanks to robust design
    • Highly precise measurement of path and position
    Energy, oil/gas extraction, monitoring oil pumps
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  • Align oil pumps

    Precisely position your oil pumps

    The solution

    Oil pumps have to be placed precisely over the borehole so that loads and wear are minimised as much as possible. Our BSI inclination sensors provide optimum conditions in rough outdoor environments: Their analog angle values make it possible for you to position the pumps with the utmost precision.

    The features

    • High protection class IP67 makes them suitable for use in rough conditions
    • Precise, absolute angle measurement
    • Compact housing
    Energy, oil/gas extraction, aligning oil pumps
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  • Rapid positioning of drill strings

    Rapid positioning of drill strings

    The solution

    Pipe handlers take drill strings out of the magazine and position them directly over the borehole. Quick and efficient drilling is thus ensured. Powerful hydraulics move the heavy rods with ease and bring them directly into place and position. Balluff magnetostrictive linear position sensors are critical for prompt, correct positioning.

    The features

    • High temperature range
    • Long-lasting
    • Rugged
    Rapid positioning of drill strings
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  • More efficiency in making up or breaking down pipe

    Easy handling for explosion hazard environments

    The solution

    Iron roughnecks maximize the efficiency in making up or breaking down pipe. In spite of enormous weights, making up or breaking down the pipes requires very precise movements. Magnetostrictive linear position sensors measure reliably and with absolute exactness. And you will be on the safe side when using the explosion-protected versions.

    The features

    • For explosion hazard environments
    • With IECex, ATEX, NEC500/505 and additional international approvals
    • Rugged stainless steel design
    Easy handling for explosion hazard environments
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  • Precise drill position

    Guarantee the correct drilling depth

    The solution

    Always know where the driller is: When searching for a new raw material supplies, soil samples are taken with mobile drillers to confirm potential deposits. BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors PF ensure reliability for the correct drilling depth.

    The features

    • Flat design, space-saving for mobile machines
    • Robust profile housing
    • Wear-free, since it is contact-free with up to 15 mm distance from the position encoder to the transducer
    Guarantee the correct drilling depth
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