THORNTON-CLEVELEYS, UK – OneSubsea’s Diamould product line of connectors for subsea and downhole applications relies on VICTREX PEEK polymer, which makes the connectors suitable for deepwater and high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) wellhead and downhole applications.
Diamould connectors, developed and manufactured by OneSubsea, are capable of wet-mate and de-mate cycles without loss of operational integrity, and are rated to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) of water depth due to the insulation and long-term reliability of VICTREX PEEK. Beyond reducing downtime due to its excellent resistance to sour gas and customer-defined critical chemicals, the thermoplastic allows for additional cost savings through the optimization of tooling and moulding equipment.
Given the success of the connectors, OneSubsea continues to utilize and expand its production of VICTREX PEEK components. The overmoulded thermoplastic insulation will continue to be used to deliver robust solutions for demanding deepwater and downhole environments. Today, the OneSubsea Diamould electrical connector product line ranges from high-voltage power connectors for electric submersible pumps (ESPs) and high-horsepower motors to low-voltage instrumentation connectors for intelligent completions and downhole monitoring systems.