Gauge Plugs and Probes
The Taylor Valve Gauge Plug and Probe system has been a standard in the oil field since 1959. In fact, Taylor Valve Gauge Plugs are used throughout the world for a variety of applications.
The small area of the stainless needle means that only a 6 lb. push per 1,000 psi in the system is required to force the probe into the Gauge Plug and open the valve.
Lock-On-Probes are recommended where the pressure or sample device is to be mounted onto the Gauge Plug or where the pressure on the Gauge Plug exceeds 5,000 psi.
- Troubleshoot complicated hydraulic or pneumatic circuits during operation without breaking pressure in lines.
- Sample line fluids in seconds.
- Gauge corrosive fluids or sour gas with safety.
- Read pressures and take samples on reverse osmosis systems.
- Take pressures on waterflood injection systems.
- Take pressure on ammonia or steam lines.
- Calibrate or test the accuracy of fixed pressure gauges or meters.
- Check flter pressure differential
Advantages of the Gauge Plug & Probe system
- Seal is bubble tight.
- Metal to metal seat plus elastomer seal.
- All Stainless Steel construction.
- Probe on, take a reading and probe off in seconds.
- Screen filters debris which eliminates potential clogs.
- Unique design moving slots past o-rings prevents seal damage.
- The zero of the pressure gauge can be checked before and after probing is on.
- The probe needle does not have to be lubricated prior to probing.
- Reduces cost of gauge loss due to theft or vandalism.
- Eliminates excessive wear on expensive, delicate gauges due to harsh environments, vibration, pressure pulsation or mechanical shock.