What Design Engineers Need to Know about Encoders and Motors for Oil and Gas Drilling Machinery

Compact rotary encoders like Sensata’s LP Series (left image) are certified for use in Class 1 Division 1 environments, where they provide an intrinsically safe solution for speed control on top drives
Compact rotary encoders like Sensata’s LP Series (left image) are certified for use in Class 1 Division 1 environments, where they provide an intrinsically safe solution for speed control on top drives
Hazardous area rated encoders and high pressure high temperature tested BLDC motors help ensure safe and efficient drilling operations in a variety of systems on an off-shore rig.
Hazardous area rated encoders and high pressure high temperature tested BLDC motors help ensure safe and efficient drilling operations in a variety of systems on an off-shore rig.

What Design Engineers Need to Know about Encoders and Motors for Oil and Gas Drilling Machinery

How Encoders and Motors Can Help Improve Safety and Efficiency

Sensata Technologies, one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensor solutions, industrial controls, power management, and electrical protection, today announced a new white paper – “How Encoders and Motors Improve Safety and Efficiency in Oil & Gas Drilling Operations””

Position sensors and motors are crucial components in oil and gas equipment and must operate reliably day in and day out in extremely challenging conditions. High temperature and pressure, potentially explosive environments, extreme vibration, shock, dirt and moisture are all part of daily operations for modern drilling applications.

This white paper covers the basics of how to classify a hazardous area, highlights the product technologies required for applications in explosive and harsh drilling environments, and provides an overview of sensor and motor solutions commonly used in oil and gas equipment such as Drawworks, top drives and downhole drilling.

Download this white paper to learn more about the components that help improve safety, efficiency and save cost in drilling machinery at www2.sensata.com/oil

There are three related application notes online which dive into more detail about the product solutions reviewed in the paper:

* Application Note: Explosion Proof Encoders used in DrawWorks Applications<https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/a/s[...]>

* Application Note: High Pressure High Temperature BLDC Motors used in Downhole Drilling<https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/a/s[...]>

* Application Note: Intrinsically Safe Encoders in Top Drives<https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/med[...]>

About Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in thirteen countries. Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata’s website at www.sensata.com.

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