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Oil & Gas

IDM Instruments is a distributor of high quality sensors for the oil and gas industry.

Photograph of an oil refinery at nightThe energy market continues to face new challenges with deeper drilling, higher temperatures and higher pressures.

Latest sensor technologies with new electronics, materials, and design packages provide safe, reliable, and accurate data measurements—all while enduring some of the harshest application environments on earth.

By combining application expertise and global hazardous location certifications, our broad portfolio of standard designs and custom packages are helping to improve performance and reliability for the oil and gas industry.

  • Sub-sea Valve Position Feedback
  • Power Generation Valve Position
  • Down-hole Borescope Position Sensing
  • Upstream Well-head Monitoring
  • Gas Compression
  • Off shore Rigs
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Equipment
  • Work Boats
  • Chemical Tanks & Totes

Sensor Types for Oil & gas Industry 

Piezo Film Sensors

Piezo Film Sensors

The piezo film sensors provide durable vibration, accelerometer, or dynamic switch elements for a wide range of markets and applications.
Torque Sensors

Torque Sensors

Our torque sensors use advanced strain gage technology to satisfy the most demanding requirements for static and dynamic applications.
Vibration Sensors

Vibration Sensors

Our supplier has 20 years of designing and manufacturing vibration sensors based on proprietary Microelectromechanical System (MEMS), bonded gage and piezoelectric ceramic/film technologies. Voltage mode piezoelectric is the most popular accelerometer design due to its high level output and wide bandwidth.
Water Level Sensors

Water Level Sensors

We are a leading supplier of of water level and water quality sensors. Our expertise in media isolated pressure sensors offers unique advantages in creative product development and consistent product performance.

Sensor Applications for Oil & Gas 

Sub-sea Valve Position Feedback
  • Nickel alloy construction for maximum corrosion resistance for 30 year life expectancy
  • Latest analog and digital signal processing including CANbus CiA443
  • Sub-sea pressure up to 7,500 psi (517 bar)
Upstream Well-head Monitoring
  • Global certifi cations including UL, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx
  • Latest sensing MEMS technology with solid stainless steel or alloy construction
  • Low current consumption options for RTU/SCADA applications
Hydraulic Fracturing Equipment
  • Hammer union pressure transmitters with modular design
  • Flush diaphragm pressure transducers for water pressure monitoring
  • Robust temperature transmitters
Power Generation Valve Position
  • Valve position measurement for high temperature steam, gas and nuclear turbines
  • CSA and ATEX intrinsically safe certified for hazardous locations
  • Signal conditioning with analog and digital RS-485 outputs
Gas Compression
  • Certified for Class I Divisions I and II, ATEX, and IECEx
  • Gage, compound, bidirectional, absolute, and differential pressure ranges
  • Compact designs
Work Boats
  • ABS type approval 
  • Flush diaphragm sensors for ballast level monitoring
  • PVDF/PTFE submersible sensors for tank level measurement
Down-hole Borescope Position Sensing
  • High pressure designs (Vented designs up to 35,000 psi)
  • Continuous operation at 400°F
  • Custom designs and packages available

Offshore Rigs

  • Intrinsically safe and explosion proof designs up to 20,000 psi (1,379 bar)
  • IEC 61508 SIL2 certification
  • High strength nickel alloy for high H2S content
  • BOP transmitter packaging with sub-sea connectors

Chemical Tanks & Totes

  • Internally and externally mounted pressure transducers from 1 psi
  • Optional PVDF/PTFE materiald for corrosive liquids
  • Intrinsically safe ratings for hazardous areas