The high costs involved in maintenance and production, and the risks to personnel, make the oil and gas industry a prime candidate for the use of vibration monitoring. The benefits include increased reliability and well production efficiency due to reducing the number of unscheduled outages and optimising machine performance. Equipment that can be measured includes gearboxes, pumps, heat exchangers, compressors, generators and crane bearings.
Operating in a potentially explosive atmosphere in the petrochemical industry means that intrinsically safe sensors need to be specified, and Monitran can supply ATEX and IECEx Group II certified versions for many of its sensors.
An example general purpose sensor which is ATEX and IECEx Group II certified is the 2200I. This top-entry constant current accelerometer with isolated AC output is made from robust stainless steel throughout for long term vibration analysis in harsh, hazardous gas and dust environments. Sealed to IP67 it includes a 2-pin MS connector, 4-pin M12 connector or stainless steel overbraided ETFE cable.