Oil and gas extraction
Oil and gas extraction

For efficient oil and gas extraction

Oil and gas still make a critical contribution to generation of energy. But the growing scarcity of resources demands ever greater effort for extracting fossil fuels and the employment of new, more efficient methods. In addition, harsh environmental conditions and other mechanical strains create the need for particularly dependable and robust technology. It is precisely these challenges that we address. Using precise, robust and low-maintenance sensors with explosion protection. These explosion-proof sensors are approved internationally and ideally suited for use in oil and gas extraction.

Application examples

  • Holding cable tension

    Reliable position feedback for tight wire cables

    The solution

    Floating drilling rigs are connected to the seabed using wire cables. To prevent damage, they must be held under tension at all times. This can be difficult during swelling. Because of this, the tension is hydraulically adjusted via the tensioning device. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors guarantee reliable feedback of the piston position of the cylinders.

    The features

    • Many interfaces
    • Space-saving with installation in the cylinder
    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    Hold wire cables under tension on floating drilling rigs
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  • Rising pipe – Monitoring tension

    Position measurement ensures intelligent leveling and tension maintenance

    The solution

    The task of wave compensation cylinders is to maintain the specified tension of the drill string and compensate wave movements. To do so, the hydraulic cylinders are attached between the drill string and the rig. Equipped with our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, these intelligent hydraulics level movements and guarantee the necessary tension of the riser pipe. No matter how much the floating oil rig is currently rocking.

    The features

    • Length of up to 7.6 m
    • Explosion protected in the stainless steel housing
    Monitor riser pipe tension in oil and gas extraction
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  • Positioning the drill string

    Certified protection against explosions

    The solution

    For fast and efficient drilling, pipehandlers take drill rods out of the magazine and position them directly over the borehole. Powerful hydraulics are needed in order to move the heavy rods. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors support the hydraulics and in doing so play a decisive role in promptly and correctly positioning the rods.

    The features

    • High temperature range
    • Robust and long-lasting
    Positioning drill rods in oil and gas extraction
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  • Controlling valves

    Certified protection against explosions

    The solution

    Control and shutoff valves also need to work reliably under rough environments. Especially if explosion protection plays an important role. Here, our certified BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors guarantee the reliability and security that people and technology require.

    The features

    • High reliability
    • Many international approvals: ATEX, IECEx, among others
    Control valves in oil and gas extraction
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  • Positioning oil pumps

    With precise alignment against wear

    The solution

    To minimize loads and wear, oil pumps have to be placed precisely over the borehole. Our BSI inclination sensors can help in achieving this. Thanks to their high protection class IP67, they are perfectly suited for use in rough conditions. Thanks to their analog angle values, they help position pumps precisely.

    The features

    • Ideal for use in rough conditions with IP67
    • Precise, absolute angle measurement
    • Compact housing
    Position oil pumps with the help of inclination sensors
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  • Monitoring oil pumps

    Sensors proven reliable in tough conditions

    The solution

    If oil pumps work mostly autonomously after an oil field has been tapped, their parameters are continuously monitored by sensors and automated remote systems. Our BTL profile magnetostrictive linear position sensors have already proven themselves in these tough conditions directly on the pump thanks to their robust design. They ensure reliable and precise monitoring of position and path.

    The features

    • Robust design
    • Exact measurement of path and position
    • Up to 7.6 m in length
    Monitor oil pumps using magnetostrictive linear position sensors
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