Oil & Gas: Plastics for corrosion resistant, lightweight and cost efficient equipment
As the global demand for hydrocarbon products continues its upwards march, Oil & Gas reserves in ever more demanding environments must be utilised. This places ever greater demands on the equipment used to explore for, and produce the hydrocarbons on which modern life is based. These challenges include exposure of equipment to highly abrasive environments with highly variable temperatures, high mechanical loads, extreme weathering conditions (UV) as well as corrosive chemicals including lubricants, sour gas and seawater. Engineers are having to develop ever more reliable and efficient equipment which can operate in ever more demanding conditions. We support you in this task with offering one of the broadest ranges of thermoplastic and composite materials. With our experts knowledge we are able to advice on the optimum material solution to overcome your operational challenges be they weight, chemical or tribological.
Our Corporate Research & Development department develops the optimum formulation for your application that meets the mechanical requirements as well as the demands on fire behaviour. Economic feasibility is always the focus here.
In our in-house CAD department, we develop the design of your components together with you. Our experienced technicians and toolmakers will coordinate with you on the feasibility and the highest possible fulfilment of the requirements for your individual application. Own tool and fixture construction allows very high flexibility for a variety of tasks.
We have many plastics with a high resistance to seawater in our product range. The suitability of a plastic for an application always depends on specific conditions and influencing factors in the application. We would be happy to advise you on selecting the right material for contact with seawater. Feel free to contact us.
The factory certificate 2.2 documents non-specific tests conducted by our material testing department, measured on our semi-finished products (on request, free of charge). The acceptance test certificate 3.1 refers to specific tests, measured on the semi-finished product, which you can order on request and which is supplied with the product
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The performance and reliability of materials for use in production and transportation of oil and gas is determined by a wide variety of influencing factors. They have to be taken into account when selecting the proper materials. For instance:
Contact with corrosive seawater, operating fluids, separating agents, lubricants and cleaning agents
Design requirements, dimensions and tolerances
We will be happy to advise you on the right materials for your application. Simply use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.