AMS Instrumentation & Calibration is your number one source for process instrumentation solutions for the oil and gas industry.

Oil and natural gas are major industries in the energy market and play an influential role in the global economy as the world’s primary fuel sources, even though currently it is seen as a “dirty” material. The world will rely on these products for many years to come.

Instrumentation for the Oil & Gas Industry

The processes and systems involved in producing and distributing oil and gas are highly complex, capital-intensive, and require state-of-the-art technology. Historically, natural gas has been linked to oil, mainly because of the production process or upstream side of the business. 

Natural gas has taken on a far more prominent role in the world’s energy supply as a consequence of shale gas development in the various countries, and its lower greenhouse gas emissions when combusted when compared to oil and coal.

The oil and gas industry is usually divided into three major sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. 
The upstream Industry: This sector includes searching for potential underground or underwater crude oil and natural gas fields, drilling exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil or raw natural gas to the surface. The upstream is sometimes known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector. 
The midstream Industry: It processes, stores, markets and transports commodities, such as crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs, mainly ethane, propane and butane) and sulphur. The midstream provides the vital link between the far-flung petroleum producing areas and the population centres where most consumers are located. 
The downstream Industry: This includes oil refineries, petrochemical plants, petroleum products distributors, retail outlets and natural gas distribution companies.

Oil & Gas Instrumentation Applications

AMS Supplies a range of calibration and instrumentation equipment to the Oil and Gas industries:

  • Calibration Equipment: Field equipment needs to be calibrated and pressure, temperature calibrators are widely used and combined with the appropriate software packages ensure plants are maintained in optimum operation.
  • Flow Meters: Measure the flow rate of liquids and are useful for dispensing applications. These instruments can be tailored to your exact needs whether you need to measure gallons per minute or liters per second to ensure repeatability and product consistency.
  • Level Instrumentation: Continuous and point level instrumentation includes a range of floats, probes, and switches for measuring and monitoring fluid levels in holding tanks and other vessels.
  • Temperature Instrumentation: Maintaining proper temperatures is critical in the production and storage of food and beverages. We provide a range of temperature instrumentation including sensors and heaters for monitoring cooking processes and ensuring ingredients and finished products are produced and stored at the appropriate temperatures.
  • Pressure Instrumentation: Various types of gauges, transmitters, and sensors are used to measure and display density, flow rates, fluid levels and more. These instruments help improve safety and quality control by monitoring critical functions and sending a signal where pressures reach low or high levels.

Start-up, Calibration & Service

AMS Instrumentation & Calibration are able to provide setup and programming for new equipment, as needed, as well as service and onsite calibration of devices in the field. Our expert technicians will help you get the best possible performance from your process instrumentation.

Contact AMS Instrumentation & Calibration for oil and gas instrumentation solutions.

Phone: 03 9017 8225
Freecall (NZ): 0800 442 743