How to Measure Pressure and Record Pressure in Oil & Gas Distribution Systems

Distribution lines, or “mains” are sections of pipe that function at different pressures with regulators (some of which are operated remotely) controlling the pressure. The gas utility’s main control center continuously monitors flow rates to ensure that gas reaches each customer with sufficient flow rate and pressure. They also ensure that pressures stay below the maximum for each segment.

As pressure is an important part of the distribution system, AMETEK STCs pressure gauges, pressure calibrators, and pressure recorders are key to maintaining high quality systems. They can be used to measure the pressure in the pipe, used to calculate flow.

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