How to Measure Pressure and Record Pressure in Oil & Gas Compressor Stations

Located approximately every 30 to 60 miles along each pipeline, compressor stations boost the pressure that is lost through the friction of the gas moving through the steel pipe. Some of these stations are automated and the equipment can be controlled from a central control room. They may also contain remove shut-off valves which are also controlled from the control room.

As pressure is an important part of compressor stations, AMETEK STCs pressure gauges, pressure calibrators, and pressure recorders are key to maintaining high quality stations. They can be used to measure the pressure in the pipe, giving the automated controllers the information they need to adjust the pressure. In order for the valves in the system to work properly, they must also be pressure tested at routine intervals.

The nVision reference recorder and the XP2i digital pressure gauge not only measure pressure, but they can also create a digital record of the tests. The nVision and the HPC50 pressure calibrator also have the ability to safely measure differential pressure with their special DP tared mode. The XP2i has a PSV test mode, which has been specifically designed to test pressure safety valves.

Popular products: nVision Reference Recorder, XP2i Digital Pressure Gauge, 30 Series Pressure Calibrator, HPC50 Series Pressure Calibrator, & Temperature Calibrators 

AMETEK STC is an experienced supplier of high-quality pressure and calibration products for the gas industry through many decades. See our Natural Gas brochure here