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

When the natural gas reaches a local gas utility, it normally passes through a gate station, which serves three purposes: 1) Reduces the pressure in the line from transmission levels (200 to 3000 psi) to distribution levels (0.25 to 900 psi), 2) Adds odorant so that consumers can detect the gas if needed, and 3) Measures the flow rate of the gas to determine the amount being received by the utility.

As pressure is an important part of gate 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, which is part of the calculation for flow. 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