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Oil & Gas: The Role of Pressure Gauges and Transmitters

Oil & Gas: The Role of Pressure Gauges and Transmitters
This article explores the significance of pressure gauges and transmitters in the oil and gas industry, and their benefits. (Credit: Schmierer)

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Pressure Gauges in Oil and Gas Operations

Pressure gauges are essential for measuring and displaying the pressure within pipelines, vessels, and other components of oil and gas installations. These devices are crucial for maintaining optimal operating conditions and preventing potential hazards. Pressure gauges come in various types, including bourdon tubes, diaphragm, and bellows gauges. Each is designed to suit specific applications within the industry.

One of the primary applications of pressure gauges in the oil and gas sector is in wellhead monitoring. Wellheads are critical points where oil or gas is extracted from the reservoir. Monitoring the pressure at these locations is vital for preventing overpressure situations that could lead to catastrophic failures. Additionally, pressure gauges are employed in gas compression and transmission systems. They provide operators with valuable information to optimize compression ratios and ensure efficient transportation.

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