Oil Refineries

Instruments for Environmental Condition Monitoring at Oil Refineries

Environmental consideration

The refining process releases a number of different chemicals into the atmosphere, and a notable odour normally accompanies the presence of a refinery. In addition to air pollution impacts there are also wastewater concerns, risks of industrial accidents such as fire and explosion, and noise health effects due to industrial noise.

Safe unloading of crude oil

Crude oil is brought to the sites in ocean tankers by sea. Wind measurement is crucial in ensuring safe passage for the tankers, and unloading of their crude oil.

Reduced maintenance costs and improved reliability

Ultrasonic wind sensors are more robust than mechanical types, providing greater performance reliability. With no moving parts or re-calibration required, maintenance is considerably reduced, as is the through life cost when compared to mechanical wind sensors.

Recommended wind sensor for oil refineries...

  • Intrinsically Safe WindObserver

    WindObserverIS carries intrinsic safety ATEX approval for use in hazardous areas. This rugged stainless-steel wind sensor will monitor wind speeds of 0-75m/s and is particularly suited to offshore oil platform applications.

    Wind Speed Range 0-75m/s
    Staring Threshold 0.01m/s
    Construction Stainless-steel
    Wind Direction Range 0-359° (no dead band)
    Operating Temperature -30°C to +40°C
    Weight 1.6kg (56.4 Ounces)
  • WindSonic M

    WindSonic M has a hard-anodized aluminium alloy construction and optional heating system extending the operational temperature range. This rugged product is particularly suited to extreme environments.

    Max Wind Speed 60m/s (134mph)
    Construction Aluminium
    Heated Option Yes
    Operating Temperature -40°C to +70°C with heating
    Weight 0.9kg (31.7 ounces)