Oil and gas

Vibration sensors improve machine reliability, so you can enhance safety and
reduce downtime

Oil and gas operations, including offshore, petrochemical, refineries and chemical, top the list of extreme operating environments. Work conditions are hazardous. Safety is critical. Detecting and preventing unexpected oil and gas machinery and component problems is a priority.

Reliability engineers and condition monitoring teams depend on vibration analysis and diagnostics to detect baseline and trend machinery health, as well as provide early warning of potential damage. Wilcoxon Research® vibration monitoring sensors are explosion-proof, intrinsically safe and designed for high-temperature environments. They are ideal for use in hazardous areas. Sensor data provides key indicators and metrics that help to detect faults, prevent damage, extend equipment life and avoid costly repairs.

Wilcoxon Research products have set the industry standard since 1960. We supply sensors for all types of rotating machines.
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Vibration analysis – key predictor of oil and gas machine and equipment health

  • Preventative maintenance:
    adhere to environmental laws, provide safety, maintain peak availability of operations, schedule repairs cost-effectively, prevent unexpected failure of critical equipment
  • Condition based monitoring:
    maintain/record consistent quality levels throughout entire production run, analyze/sustain machine life, avoid expensive damage, keep operations running at peak performance

Typical vibration monitoring solutions for oil and gas applications

  • Blowers
  • Centrifuge
  • Chillers
  • Compressors
  • Cooling towers
  • Fans
  • Gearboxes
  • Mixers
  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Turbines
  • Vibrating conveyors

Wilcoxon Research vibration monitoring sensors include built-in safeguards for reliable monitoring
and consistent, long-term performance in oil and gas operations

With an MTBF greater than 25 years, our sensors certified for use in Class I Div 1 (Zone 0/1) and Class I Div 2 (Zone 2) and explosion proof sensors. Features include:

  • ATEX, FM, CSA, IECEx, SIMTARS
  • CE certification
  • Case isolated, EMI/RFI shielded
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel case
  • Hermetic seal
  • Reverse wiring protection
  • High output sensitivity available

Our sensors are also:

  • Available in ultra-compact housings, top-exit, and side-exit for flexible cable connectivity
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Conveniently sized for walkaround programs
  • Available for permanent mount applications

Recommended Wilcoxon vibration monitoring solutions and accessories for oil and gas environments:

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Wilcoxon Research products are known for reliability, backed by our responsive customer support team. Together, we help keep the industrial world working. At this time, online purchasing is available only to United States customers taking delivery in the United States. For more information, please contact our sales team.