Machine condition monitoring for oil & gas - Oil, Gas & Refineries
The business of exploration, transportation and refining of oil and gas involves heavy equipment and transportation at each step - equipment that is costly to maintain and to repair. A proper condition based maintenance program enabled predictive maintenance, saving time, money and preventing costly downtime.
Oil exploration is often done in remote locations, making the use of off-site oil analysis laboratories impractical. Off shore oil rigs are a perfect example. By the time an oil sample is taken, sent ashore, analyzed the results returned to the rig, weeks may have passed. In that time a critical piece of equipment could fail.
Bringing oil analysis on-site greatly reduces cost of analysis and improves predictive maintenance.
The same logic applies when testing produced water. On-site analysis provides actionable results quickly, allowing operators to know if their results are meeting regulatory requirements.