ABERDEEN, UK --- Rubberatkins has unveiled its latest HP/HT Packer Elements at OTC. The company formulated an AFLAS compound for the new product, which is capable of holding pressures up to 10,000 psi and temperatures of 450º F (232º C) continuous and 540º F (282º C) short-term. According to the company, the AFLAS Packer Element will provide a reliable and robust solution for permanent and retrievable sealing solutions for completion equipment.
The Packer Element has a high resistance to H2S, steam, strong acids, and bases ensuring that it maintains optimum functionality within a range of environmental parameters.
At OTC 2009, Rubberatkins will also be providing visitors with a preview of its new Swellable materials that are currently in development. "We have developed elastomer compounds which swell in oil and water, providing the client with a simple passive sealing solution," says Nick Atkins, director of Rubberatkins. "The seal which is created using Rubberatkins Swellable technology can withstand temperatures of up to 150º C. We are currently testing pressure capability up to 10,000 psi.