XploR™ Deeper Waters
As the oil and gas industry sets its sights on extracting oil from deeper waters, conditions for seals become more extreme. In addition to harsh chemical attack, the materials and designs must now withstand even higher pressures and temperatures.- By Jan Sklucki
RECENTLY ENTERING THE MARKET ARE TWO NEW SEALS IN A SPECIALIZED OIL & GAS MATERIAL,
designed for not only downhole tools, but also to provide improvements to products found in any static or slow dynamic oil & gas sealing scenario.
XploR™ S-Seal and XploR™ FS-Seal are custom-engineered seals that combine the benefits of integral support components with the flexibility of an elastomer seal.
“We’re always looking to not just meet the requirements of a product for an application, but to understand how we can improve performance and create benefits that our customers don’t necessarily expect,” says David Brown, Global Director Lead Group – Oil & Gas for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. “So, we’ve developed two customizable seals that can be modelled and then adapted to meet the specific requirements of each application.”
“We thoroughly review and model each design to verify form, fit and function to ensure that we’re happy and the customer is happy.”
DAVID BROWN, Global Director, Lead Group - Oil & Gas