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Saint-Gobain Seals Technical Paper on Next Generation Materials Presented at Oil & Gas Conference
Saint-Gobain Seals Group, a leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance seals and polymer components, will be presenting details of its next generation of materials at the High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas Conference in Scotland.
Christophe Valdenaire, Saint-Gobain Seals Group Market Manager – Energy, said, “We are honored to have been selected to present our technical paper at the High Performance Polymers Oil & Gas conference not only because we are able to share our innovations in sealing and polymer technology to address the challenges of this industry but also to be a part in recognizing the importance of on-going research, development and qualification of materials to move this industry forward.”
The technical paper focuses on the impact of exposure at of high-performance and high temperature (HPHT) conditions (30 kpsi – 250°C) of thermoplastic materials used in spring-energized seals and back up rings (http://www.seals.saint-
Saint-Gobain Seals Group embarked on the development of next generation of materials that can be used to fabricate the next generation of sealing solutions due to the rising need to improve Subsea Production Systems (http://www.seals.saint-
Performance of the Seals Group’s next generation materials will be confirmed by experimental work as well as a proprietary FEA material model. Their research over the years indicates that elastomers have shown evidence of reaching their limits in terms of HPHT resistance, and thermoplastic sealing solutions offer a strong alternative because of their thermal and chemical resistant properties as well as their rapid gas decompression resistance.
About Saint-Gobain Seals Group (www.seals.saint-
Saint-Gobain Seals Group is a business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components division; our parent company is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions:
· OmniSeal® Spring–Energized Seals
· OmniLip™ PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals
· OmniFlex™ Fluoroelastomer Seals
· OmniShield® EMI / RFI Shielding Solutions
· Rulon® High-Performance Fluoropolymer Compounds
· Meldin® 7000 Thermoset Polyimide Materials
· Meldin® HT High-Performance Thermoplastic Materials
Other products include Fluoroloy® (high-performance custom-formulated compounds and alloys), cup seals, hydraulic seals, metal seals, v-packings, piston rings, Marathon® (valves and vacuum pump diaphragms), Transband® (PTFE creepage band), custom parts, polymer bearings and stock shapes.
The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.
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