When it comes to the oil rig industry, hydraulic machines play an instrumental role in dictating the success or failure of a company. These devices follow Pascal’s principle and run using incompressible liquids as fluid instead of compressible gases.
There are many types of oil rig equipment available in the market that offers different kinds of benefits during the drilling process. This blog will discuss some key hydraulic oil rig equipment, including mud pressure gauges, standpipe pressure gauges, torque gauges, and weight indicator systems.
Mud Pressure Gauges
Mud pressures gauges are an extremely important tool for the drilling process. They enable the driller to monitor the pressure of the pump while drilling. Using their computer pointer system, they can detect even slight changes in pressure. If it shows that the pressure is too high, it could indicate increased levels of mud density or viscosity.
Any unusual pressure change trigger an instant alert to the driller, so corrective measures can be taken on a timely basis. Mud pressures gauges are mainly used for the coal, drilling, chemical, and petroleum industries.
A torque gauge is a measuring device that is used to measure the torque or torsion during site testing. Primarily, there are two types of torque gauges: digital and mechanical. They are ideal for capturing accurate peak torque in a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction. Torque gauges serve as excellent tools for calibration and verification.
Weight Indicator System
Weight indicator systems are designed to provide accurate readings which help to reliably calculate the depth measurement and offer protection of downhole tools. Due to their hard and sturdy build, they can withstand the harsh drilling rig conditions for a very long time period, making them an ideal candidate for oil rig instrumentation.
Standpipe Pressure Gauges
Standpipe pressure gauges contain a blow-out plug safety and built-in dampener assembly which allows it to notify the driller in case of rig vibrations, kick, and during the other pressure situations. They are not exclusively designed for high-rise structures—in fact, they also provide a high-level of functionality when it comes to solving water issues.
If you’re looking for high-quality drilling instrumentations, Contact Instruments should be your ultimate choice. Based in Alberta, we’re a premier provider and manufacturer of high-quality drilling rig instrumentation. We provide the highest quality hydraulic instruments, including mud pressure gauges, torque gauges, standpipe pressure gauges , weight indicators, electronic gauges, and more, at competitive prices. To find out more, call us at 780-955-8998 or visit our website.