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Oil refineries

Instruments for environmental 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. Wind sensors provide key data to assist  monitoring and control in these situations.  

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 safe unloading of 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 sensors for oil refineries...

WindSonic Metal Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

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.

WindObserver 70 3d sonic anemometers

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.