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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.