Technical Library

Technical Library

Our Technical Library offers you a collection of whitepapers and technical articles on various topics in the world of healthcare and medical.

Whitepapers

In-depth papers on innovative silicone technology

Testing of HFC in High Temperature Applications

Water-based hydraulic fluids combined with high temperatures present new challenges for sealing material development

As the oil and gas industry moves to recover more challenging reserves and enters the development of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) fields, the risk of fire is increasing. There is therefore a move to the use of water-based hydraulic fluids, which present significant sealing challenges.

To ensure sealing performance is maintained in water-based hydraulic fluids, it is imperative that operators understand the effects of high temperature exposure of sealing materials within water-based hydraulic fluids. Until now, these two elements have not been thoroughly tested together at high temperatures.

Read more about sealing material testing with water-based hydraulic fluids in high temperature environments

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Technical Articles

Expert pieces on seals and engineered products - Our collection of technical articles highlights a range of sealing technology topics. Trelleborg Oil & Gas experts share their insights on the latest advances in seals and engineered products.

Trelleborg's tensioner cylinder seals exceed 20-year lifecycle rating

By Mary Gannon, June 2019

Seals used in offshore rig tensioner cylinders must meet the same rigorous lifecycles as the cylinders themselves. Because offshore environments are harsh and installation and maintenance can be difficult, tensioner cylinders must have a 20-year life. That was why, more than 20 years ago, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions conducted research, determining that its seals could last this necessary lifecycle.

Trelleborg introduces XploR S-Seal

By Eric Bucci, published in "Rubber & Plastics News", May 2019

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions recently launched XploR S-Seal and XploR FSSeal, extrusion-resistant elastomers the company developed for demanding high temperature and high-pressure sealing environments in the oil and gas industry.

How water glycol fluids affect common seal materials - Comprehensive testing revealed temperature-related issues.

As the oil and gas industry evolves, sealing materials are required to work effectively in more challenging environments. This article details the effects of exposure to water-based hydraulic fluids and High-Pressure/High-Temperature (HPHT) fields on common sealing materials.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions helps develop revolutionary subsea product

When faced with the challenge of helping to create a product to boost safety and efficiency for offshore engagement, Trelleborg went above and beyond in developing a complete sealing solution to help its partner "revolutionise" the oil industry.

Design Considerations for Subsea Valve Stem Seals

Valve design in general is a very broad subject, so in order to offer design considerations it is necessary to set some limits to the type of valves covered in this article.

The subsea valve applications discussed herewith are Ball Valves

 

Artificial Lift: Pumping for Longer

Over time the internal pressure of oil wells drops and various methods and systems are incorporated to invigorate flow. When reservoir drive does not provide enough pressure to lift fluids to the surface, artificial lift equipment is installed to help lift the fluids. Artificial lift is used on oil wells to enhance oil recovery rates.

HP/HT Requirements Drive Subsea Sealing Technology

Andrew Longdon, UK technical manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, discusses why unconventional oil well exploration and processing is driving subsea sealing technology.

As operators try to maximize the yield from offshore oilfields, exploration has moved to greater depths subsea. Unconventional wells, previously believed to be too deep for existing capabilities are now being reinvestigated

NORSOK M-710 Sealing Material Qualification

The NORSOK M-710 specification underlines the need for oilfield equipment OEMs to achieve higher levels of quality and compatibility for non-metallic seals used in oilfield equipment operating anywhere in the world. What started with mainly Norwegian or European requests for NORSOK M-710 approved materials has now extended across the globe, making NORSOK into an internationally recognized standard.

Ultra Low Temperature RGD Resistant FFKM Material 

Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) elastomers offer exceptional thermal stability, outstanding long-term compression set and almost universal chemical compatibility – delivering long life in the most aggressive of media, including hydrocarbon and aqueous media, common within oilfield applications.

XploR™ H9T20 HNBR

Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR) elastomers offer exceptional mechanical performance (high modulus / high strength), good abrasion resistance, low long-term compression set and long service life in aggressive media, including hydrocarbon and aqueous media common in oilfield applications.

XploR™ FKM RGD Resistant Elastomers

Fluoroelastomers (FKM) offer exceptional mechanical performance (high modulus / high strength), low long-term compression set and very good chemical compatibility – leading to extremely long service life in aggressive media, including hydrocarbon and aqueous media common in oilfield applications.

Isolast® XploR™ J9513

Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) elastomers offer exceptional mechanical performance (high modulus / high strength), outstanding long-term compression set and almost universal chemical compatibility – delivering long life in the most aggressive of media, including hydrocarbon and aqueous media, common within oilfield applications.