Definition - What does Auxiliary Equipment mean?
Auxiliary Equipment refers to any electronic device that is capable of functioning independently without any direct communication with the main processing module. Most of the electronic equipment is usually controlled from the central processing center during the extraction of oil and gas. Depending on the working condition, the drilling rigs can either be onshore or offshore. Therefore, majority of the devices used in this industry are Auxiliary Equipment. The most common examples are hydraulics, cranes, air compressors, containers and handling tools.
Petropedia explains Auxiliary Equipment
In the petroleum industry, most of the machinery and equipment installed is not handled directly. These devices are referred to as Auxiliary Equipment, as they are installed individually on the drilling rig and they are not controlled by the central processing machinery. Whether it is a centrifugal pump, air compressor, cranes, hoisting tools, hydraulics, power and hand tools, water treatment devices or containers, they are all referred to as auxiliaries. The petroleum industry employs a vast range of Auxiliary Equipment to carry out all the major operations related to oil and gas extraction.