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Oil & Gas Industry

Spareage with its wide range of seal profile and elastomers is fully capable of serving the Oil & Gas Industry.

Compliant oil and gas sealing materials

Using the correct sealing material for a particular application is one of the key factors regarding safe and efficient operation. Controling a variety of fluids such as aromatic and naphthenic, hydrocarbon, corrosion inhibitors, acids, drilling and completion fluids, brines, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, are one of the many difficults faced in the oil and gas industry.

Only materials of the highest quality and standards have to be used, as a combination of these fluids have high pressures and high temperatures.

A variety of polymers are used in the oil and gas industry. Basically, they can be separated into four groups:

  1. Elastomers
  2. Thermoplastic elastomers
  3. PTFE composite
  4. Thermoplastics

For oilfield applications, elastomers are probably the frequently uesd materials. There are different types of elastomers available, though for most of the applications NBR(Nitrile Rubber) or HNBR(Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber) are used. Higher chemical resistance can be provided by fluorinated elastomers (FKM/FPM, FFKM) where by the chemical resistance increases with increased Fluorine content.

When elastomers alone do not provide sufficient sealing capabilities for certain sealing applications. High quality materials such as PTFE or PEEK need to be used either in combination with elastomers for anti extrusion purposes or even as a sealing material itself.

MaxSpare has developed high quality thermoplastic elastomers and is able to provide top oil field compatible polyurethane grades offer vastly superior abrasion and extrusion resistance combined with high compatibility of oil field fluids, including sour gas.

For some application, spring loaded seals are used in addition to oil field polymers.These spring materials also have to meet special requirements.

All the materials listed, are tested and developed in spareage's very own State-of-the-art R & D laboratory. The rubber materials and compounds are procured from well known global companies.

Note: The Information given on this page are based on our many years of experience in this field. But still some of the information may vary according to the process applications. Thus maxspare is geared up to cater sealing requirement for new applications.