Honeywell Sensing and Internet of Things

Sensors and Switches in Oil & Gas Applications

Landrig Crown Block

A. Crown Block

X

Load cells are used within the traveling block, crown block and wire rope drill line to measure weight on the drill line via the cable tension in the drill line

Load Cells

Generator and Engine

B. Power Generation Unit

X

Measure oil, water, and hydraulic fluid pressures in power generation equipment

Pressure Sensors

Emergency Shutdown (ESD)

Switches

Accumulator Unit

D. Accumulator Unit

X

Measure inlet and outlet pressure with high accuracy

Pressure Sensors

Drilling Cab Rig Hydraulic Lift

F. Rig Hydraulic Lift

X

Measuring hydraulic pressure, weight, force/strain, or movement, monitoring raising or lowering deck for directional drilling

Pressure Sensors

Load Cells

Draw Works (Motor and Blower)

H. Drawworks

X

Measurements while guiding pipe into position, i.e. torque, load/weight, and position

Load Cells

Limit Switches

Iron Roughneck

I. Iron Roughneck

X

Measure torque while attaching pipe using hydraulic pressure or load measurements

Load Cells

Pressure Sensors

Water/Storage Tank

M. Water/Storage Tank

X

Measurement of liquid levels in tank (hi/lo detection)

Limit Switches

Pressure Sensors

Top Drive

N. Top Drive

X

Monitor torque or twisting movements to ensure that just the right amount of force is applied

Torque

Measure weight on drill bit as it is either pushing into earth or pulling out of the drilling hole

Load Cells

Measure pressure of hydraulic system used to turn the shaft; then feed the information into a control system

Pressure

Wireless pushbutton switches help enhance safety by providing a non-contact way to turn equipment on and off and alert an operator

Wireless Pushbutton Switches

Traveling Block

O. Traveling Block

X

Load cells are used within the traveling block, crown block and wire rope drill line to measure weight on the drill line via the cable tension in the drill line

Load Cells

Choke Manifold

T. Choke Manifold

X

Measure valve position / choke valves

Limit Switches

Mud Line Return

U. Mud Line Return

X

Monitoring pressure of drilling mud as it comes back up out of wellbore hole; information from pressure levels is used to monitor and control mud flow

Wing Union Pressure Sensors

Mud Shaker

V. Mud Shaker

X

Switches are used in the mud shaker area for position sensing or on / off applications. Hazardous location models are recommended, due to the potential volatility in the gases and chemicals found in the mud media mixture or drill cuttings brought up by the drill bit

Limit Switches

Wireless Switches

Mud Cleaners

W. Mud Cleaners

X

Switches are used in the mud cleaner area for position sensing or on / off applications. Hazardous location models are recommended, due to the potential volatility in the gases and chemicals found in the mud media mixture or drill cuttings brought up by the drill bit

Limit Switches

Wireless Switches

Mud Pump

Y. Mud Pump

X

Measure pressure of the mud media being fed downhole to the drill bit as well as the pressure of the returning mud media with any drilling cuttings returning up from the hole

Wing Union Pressure Sensors

On / off or emergency start / stop applications

Wireless Pushbutton Switches

Measure mud pump stroke counts, position sensing or on / off applications

Limit Switches

Triple Stand Winch (or Winch) Triple Stand Winch (or Winch) Triple Stand Winch (or Winch)

Z. Winch

X

Measure direct and indirect load or force on the winches and cables used to position drill pipe or downhole tools, on the mooring lines or on the deck floor when raising or lowering into position

Canister Style Load Cells

BOP (Blowout Preventer)

AB. BOP
(Blowout Preventor)

X

Monitor RAM position on the surface with hydraulic volumetric measurement or pressure behind the piston ("pinch offs")

Pressure Sensors

Fluid Manifold

AE. Fluid Manifold

X

Measure pressure of the drilling fluid going between the degasser and the mud pump

Pressure Sensors

Wing Union Pressure Sensors

Measure valve position in fluid manifold equipment

Limit Switches

Mud Tank/Reservoir

AF. Mud Tank / Reservoir

X

Indicate liquid levels in the mud tank / reservoir where drilling mud is being mixed or stored for use in drilling operations

Pressure Sensors

Monitor valve position using limit switches

Limit Switches