ATEX/IECEx Tension & Compression Load Cell for Oil Well Application 📰7th Aug 2023
These ATEX/IECEx certified tension and compression load cells have been shipped to a company in Canada that specialises in the manufacture of injectors for oilfield applications. The load cells will be installed in coil tubing injectors, which are used to provide the surface drive force to run and retrieve coil tubing in and out of oil wells. The use of load cells will allow real-time monitoring of the forces required for the insertion and retrieval of the coil tubing.
Manufactured from stainless steel and suitable for use in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas, the load cells have an integral amplifier to provide a 4-20mA output. They have been calibrated to 10,000lbf (4.5te) in tension and 20,000lbf (9te) in compression.