Auxiliary Meter Equipment
Definition - What does Auxiliary Meter Equipment mean?
Auxiliary Meter Equipment is an electronic metering device that is capable of functioning independently without any direct communication with the main processing module. Most electronic devices are 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 metering equipment that can measure the amount of hydrocarbons before making a custody transfer.
Petropedia explains Auxiliary Meter Equipment
In the petroleum industry, most of the machinery and equipment installed is not handled directly and measuring the amount or volume of liquid or gas depends on auxiliary metering equipment. The equipment is installed at certain places where the custody transfer or ownership of hydrocarbons has to be changed. The equipment can also be installed individually on the drilling rig and can be controlled by the central processing machinery. Whether it is a centrifugal pump, air compressor, crane, hoisting tool, hydraulic, power and hand tool, water treatment device or a container, they are all referred to as auxiliaries. The petroleum industry employs a vast range of auxiliary equipment to carry out all major operations related to oil and gas extraction.
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