The oil and gas industry involves some of the harshest, most aggressive environments. It takes special materials to provide the performance and reliability that is demanded. PEEK is one of the materials that rises to the occasion, so in this blog post we are going to look at some of the many applications there are for PEEK in the world of oil and gas.
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One of the major challenges in working with LNG (liquefied natural gas) is transporting it. LNG is stored and transferred at cryogenic temperatures – which can be a major challenge when it comes to designing seals.
PEEK Back Up Ring Oil & Gas:
One of the popular choices for seals for the intense, high pressure, corrosive, high temperature environments found in the oil and gas industry is a combination of a PTFE spring-energized seal with a PEEK back-up ring (BUR) installed on the downstream side of the seal gland. Why?
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PEEK (polyether ether ketone) Contribution
There are three major priorities in the oil and gas industry today:
- minimizing environmental impact,
- finding new sources for depleting oil and gas resources, and
- maximizing efficiency.
This is the first in a series of three articles discussing how PEEK (polyether ether ketone) contributes to meeting the modern goals of the oil and gas industry. In this article, we will focus on how PEEK can be used to minimize the environmental impact.
Other key articles on PEEK components:
Spring-Energized Seals Jacketing Material
When selecting a jacketing material for a spring-energized seal, engineers look at the
- operating temperature,
- pressure (including whether or not it is static or cyclic),
- dynamic conditions,
- media involved,
- amount of seal squeeze,
- and the geometry involved.
Get even more information on Spring-Energized Seals from the following posts from Advanced EMC Technologies:
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Design and Selection of Appropriate Oil & Gas Seals:
As competition for natural resources increases, petrochemical companies have begun to look to new locations that pose new challenges – from arctic operations with low ambient temperatures to subsea equipment with high pressures and extreme temperatures.
In addition, companies face higher demands for safety, reliability, and environmentally-friendly designs and processes. There is also the challenge of reducing the footprint of structures and equipment for exploration and production of oil and gas. All of these factors combined have driven up the costs involved in exploration and production, and made the design of oil and gas systems far more complex.
The design and selection of appropriate seals is key to many of these issues...
Advanced EMC Technologies is an industry leader in high quality polymer seals for the oil and gas industry. Our sealing systems are custom engineered to provide reliable sealing solutions within high pressure, high temperature, and chemically hostile environments, where optimum performance is critical. We utilize and provide application recommendations for critical polymer seal and bearing requirements. Advanced EMC Technologies delivers high performance PTFE spring energized seals, U Cups, back up rings, O rings, packing sets, dynamic seals and precision components with superior endurance for reduced downtime.