Oil and Gas Condition Monitoring

Monitoring and Analyzing Oil Well Fracture Pumps

Robert Stewart, CEO
Lime Instruments, LLC

"LabVIEW has made the software development side much quicker than our past experiences in C-based programming. What most C programmers take two years to do, we can accomplish in a couple of months. We can use that time savings to get to market quicker and capitalize on our competitors’ lag time."

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Industrial equipment, such as pumps, is critical to the production of an oil well. There is a direct correlation to an oil company’s bottom line as cash flow is tied to oil and gas production. Exploration, production, and oilfield service companies have adopted condition monitoring and control platforms to ensure reliability and well production efficiency by decreasing unscheduled outages and optimizing machine performance.

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Designed for flexibility and reliability, CompactRIO hardware serves as the core for an array of oil- and gas-specific systems to meet the needs of applications such as pump monitoring in hydraulic fracturing and diesel engine emissions monitoring. The ultra-rugged CompactRIO modules included in these systems are ideal for the harsh operating conditions of oil and gas operations. They offer -20 °C to 70 °C operating temperature range, 50 g shock and 5 g vibration tolerance, and Class 1 Division 2 certification for hazardous locations. Reconfigurable FPGA technology and LabVIEW system design software enable rapid application development and short time to market with these ready-to-use systems.

Proven Technologies for Oil and Gas Condition Monitoring

CompactRIO hardware serves as the core for an array of oil- and gas-specific systems to meet the needs of applications such as hydraulic fracturing and diesel engine emissions monitoring. The ultra-rugged CompactRIO modules included in these systems are ideal for the harsh operating conditions of oil and gas operations. Coupled with NI InsightCM™ Enterprise, this ready-to-run integrated hardware and software solution for online condition monitoring helps companies gain insight into operations and maintenance programs by understanding the health of rotating machinery. This extensible suite acquires and analyzes measurements, generates alarms, gives users the ability to visualize and manage data and results, and simplifies remote management for large numbers of monitoring systems.

  • Built-in analytics and alarming capabilities, and remote interactive visualization of waveform data
  • Easily scalable to hundreds of acquisition devices per server
  • Support for vibration and process measurements using integrated hardware options
  • Support for vibration and process measurements using integrated hardware options
  • IT-friendly security features include user and device authentication

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