The monitoring of gas compressors at gas pipelines is an interesting prospect within high torque measurement applications. The application is gathering momentum due to being driven by new legislations, the need to reduce transport costs and the ever increasing price of energy. In addition to this, the push for alternative fuel (LNG) and the new marine engine designs (gas or dual fuel engines) makes the monitoring of gas compressors even more important.
The application itself is not dissimilar to the monitoring of gas engines on ships; however it requires an ATEX certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Here HBM can cater for this with customised torque transducers with ATEX approval.
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