says its pressure and temperature controls, already used in Southeastern United States
oil and gas fields, are also being used in U.S. shale gas extraction operations.
Recent breakthroughs in drilling technology
have created a gas boom in the shale-rich areas in the northern and eastern parts of the
country. Danfoss says its pressure and temperature controls are helping extract
the gas trapped in shale deposits via the high-pressure process known as
‘fracking’. The company’s components are used to help control processes in the
well stimulation equipment, Danfoss says.
Designed for harsh industrial environments, a
range of MBS pressure transmitters are used to control the pump intake, lube
oil and filter pressure on the fracking trucks, as well as the pump suction and
discharge lines of the blender trucks and hydrators, the company says. Danfoss’
MBT temperature sensors also monitor the hydraulic reservoir on the blender and
fracking trucks, as well as the lube oil and radiator temperature.