Oil And Gas

Oil And Gas

Benefits

  • Direct replacements for pipeline hydraulics
  • Eliminates methane emissions at well pad
  • Outperforms traditional electric, hydraulic and pneumatic solutions
  • More effective management of pressure drilling choke valves

Actuators That Stand Up To Extremes

The oil and gas industry commonly requires actuators that stand up to extremes and can be installed in hazardous or explosive environments. Most applications are outdoors, which can be problematic for standard pneumatic actuators due to airline problems in varying temperatures. Exlar® manufactures a full spectrum of advanced electric actuators that are well suited for hazardous environments and outdoor temperatures.

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Oil Industry Actuators: Electric Actuators Improve Pipeline Performance

High performance actuators are vital for oil and gas pipelines to allow continuous operation at the highest safe pressure. Many existing hydraulic actuators, suchwestshore1 as the Fisher 350 series, are now obsolete and finding replacement parts is near impossible. Exlar® Tritex II™ Series actuators are . These robust, fully integrated systems are specifically designed for outdoor use with Class I Div 2 ratings. Analog control as well as Modbus RTU comes standard, with the option of Ethernet IP. Additionally Tritex performs equally well in both northern and southern climates.

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Drilling

On well sites, where proper pressure control is essential, electric actuators are now being used to effectively manage choke valve applications. With Class I Div I and ATEX/IEC ratings, the EL120 actuator is a superior solution. The industry leading response time and greater stiffness of these actuators can’t be beat. It is a compact but rugged and robust solution that performs equally well in downhole and pipeline crawler applications. Wherever extreme temperatures and other hazards are a concern, our actuators are up to the challenge. For more information, read the article, from Oil and Gas Engineering magazine.

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Well Heads

Now you can increase your revenue and eliminate methane emission reporting with state-of-the-art electric actuators. The TDM75 Tritex II electric actuator is a proven solution for separators, artificial lifts and injection pumps. By eliminating the need to vent natural gas to the atmosphere, this actuator is environmentally friendly and efficient. This powerful but compact system integrates servo motor and roller screw technologies to achieve extreme life, speed and accuracy. All Tritex II actuators include 4-20 mA analog, plus Modbus RTU protocol for connection to PLCs or SCADA systems, with Ethernet I/P as an option. Installation and operating capabilities at temperature extremes from -40 C to 65 C makes Tritex II the right choice for almost any location.

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Eliminate Methane Emissions with Exlar Electric Actuators

For oil & gas production companies, methane emissions via pneumatic venting has become a major cost issue from lost gas revenue, potential fines, EPA reporting requirements and strict area classifications. Remote sites often use natural gas powered pneumatic controllers for process control. The controllers are designed to continuously bleed natural gas resulting in significant methane emissions to the atmosphere. New studies are showing emissions from these low bleed pneumatic actuators are higher than original EPA national emission projections, which could impact the original regulations. In addition, the use of any device that vents methane in an enclosed area forces the area to be classified as Class 1 Division1 explosion proof, adding to the cost of equipment.

A solution to these venting problems is the use of an electric actuator in place of pneumatics, completely eliminating the venting of methane. This regains the lost vented gas revenue, reduces the need for emission monitoring and could allow for re-classification for many enclosed separator batteries to Class I Div 2 status.

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