Instrumentation for Oil & Gas Applications

nVision Reference Recorder Oil & Gas Instrumentation Applications The oil and gas industry has several critical requirements to the process in order to prevent moisture, corrosion,inefficient fuel usage, and to meet official safety regulations. Differential pressure is one very important factor in measuring gas flow through pipelines,pressure at compressor stations, filter, and many more applications. In addition, deviations in the temperature have great impact on the performance and costs. We specialize in producing calibration and test equipment for use throughout the Oil and Gas Industry. From intrinsically safe digital test gauges and data…Read more

Ametek – New Temperature Calibrator – CTC-1205

For Time Saving Temperature Calibration - Go JOFRA! AMETEK STC Launches New Top Model of the JOFRA CTC Series Cameron Instruments Inc. is pleased to present the new JOFRA CTC-1205 compact temperature calibrator. This temperature calibrator offers improved calibration times over the previous CTC-1200 calibrator, and is ideal for waste incineration, power plants, oil and gas production as well as for the metal industry. With the CTC-1205, AMETEK STC have has raised the bar on its CTC series of compact temperature calibrators. This new temperature calibrator offers a temperature range of 100 to 1205°C…Read more

Why Differential Pressure Gauges?

In the world of process control there are many measurement variable, generally falling under the headings of pressure, temperature, level, and flow.  Instruments for measuring these variable allow system operators to monitor the condition and movement of liquids and gases. Pressure has its fairly obvious benefits to everyone.  But why differential pressure? Differential pressure gauges are widely recognized as the largest "specialty type" pressure gauge category.  They are used in filtration, flow and level.  For many the need for a single differential pressure gauge, switch or transmitter is not immediately understood.  There are…Read more

Canadian Sensors Technology (CST) Inc.

Canada Sensor Technology (CST) Inc. manufacturers advanced "SMART" Pressure and Liquid Level transmitters that offer HART™ Communication protocol along with many more.  These sensors are available in intrinsically safe designs for hazardous locations and also general purpose models for non-hazardous applications.  Their intelligent transmitters bring advanced technology to the pressure transmitter and related instrumentation market-place with self-diagnostic features which maintain consistent accuracy through-out temperature and pressure scales.  CST intelligent transmitters achieve higher process efficiencies, consistent accuracy, reliability and safety while improving costs, ease of installation and reduction in maintenance. Canada Sensors Technology Inc.…Read more

Measurement Solutions for the Natural Gas Industry

The Natural Gas System is a complex network of wells, pipelines, storage facilities and processing stations, which transport the natural gas from production to consumption.  Three major types of pipelines are used throughout the system: the gathering system, the interstate pipeline, and the distribution system.  Each type of pipeline has its own set of tests, which are necessary to, among other things prevent moisture, corrosion, inefficient fuel usage, and to also meet official safety regulations. Pressure and temperature are two critical components which are routinely tested and sometimes documented for regulatory purposes.  Depending…Read more

A Comparison of Deadweight Testers and Digital Pressure Calibrators – Part 2

Deadweight Testers and Digital Pressure Calibrators Primary vs. Secondary Standards Deadweight testers are primary standards.  This is because they are based solely upon physical parameters and the pressure measurement is not translated into an electronic or analog signal.  Since they are a physical standard, they can be made to cover wide pressure ranges using different masses and effective area components.  Conversely, these units are bulkier and much heavier than most digital standards.  They are often more difficult to set up and require more training to become an efficient user than would be the…Read more

A Comparison of Deadweight Testers and Digital Pressure Calibrators – Part 1

The deadweight tester has long been the standard for pressure calibration.  However, advancements in technology have led to the development of digital pressure standards worthy of consideration in lieu of deadweight testers.  Understanding how to contrast the two technologies is key to selecting the appropriate solution.                                                     Type T Deadweight Tester                    GaugeCalHP Pressure Comparator & nVision Reference Recorder   Accuracy Deadweight testers are systems that physically generate a known pressure.  They may also…Read more

Ralston Instruments DCAP Calibration Test Pump

The Ralston Instruments DCAP 650PSI/ 45 Bar pneumatic hand pump is the ideal pump for use in pressure calibration and test applications in oil and gas, petrochemical, maritime, pharmaceutical and aerospace industries Ralston Instruments developed the DCAP pump because existing pumps are hard to pump at high pressure.  They developed a pump that would reach 650 psi without a lot of effort.  This pump also integrates with the Ralston Quick-test system of hoses and adapters.  Existing  pumps use plastic handles which stretch out over time, causing the pumping action to get much harder…Read more

Struggling to Keep up with Increased Traceability Requirements?

Regulatory demands have made the maintenance and calibration of process control instrumentation harder and harder.  As the requirements of traceability have increased it has put more burden on those who manage these systems to keep track of more information on both the reference device, device under test, serial numbers and other data.  This greater scrutiny has fallen on the instrumentation used on pipelines, refineries, pharmaceutical plants and other process control industries to measure the flow of liquids and gases.  Because of this added traceability requirement, it has grown more difficult to manage instruments…Read more

Swiss Made TM40 Pressure Calibrator

The new TM40 from Huber Instrumente is a Swiss built pressure calibrator.  The unit is built completely modular.  Four slide-in slots are available, to be equipped with different types of modules.  Thus allowing the TM40 to be completely custimizable, suiting even the most specific needs. Three different types of modules are available: Measuring Module (MM40) Generator module (GM40) Voltage/Current module (VM40) - Coming soon! The measuring module MM40 covers a freely definable range for measuring pressure (up to 250 bar, equivalent to 3625 PSI) and uses one slot in the TM40.  Accuracy classes…Read more