New swellable elastomer for HP/HT unveiled (OE 2009)

Rubberatkins Ltd. at Offshore Europe today unveiled a new development in swellable elastomers.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Rubberatkins Ltd. at Offshore Europe today unveiled a new development in swellable elastomers. Following 18 months in development, the company has developed a short swellable sealing system which is capable of holding pressures up to 10,000 psi and temperatures of 120º C (248º F).

“Many of the swellable elastomers which are currently on the market are not able to cope with extremely high pressures or temperatures,” says Nick Atkins, director of Rubberatkins. “The new sealing system we have developed will swell when coming into contact with oil or water, providing the client with a simple passive sealing solution. The product has no moving parts and no special setting tools are required to put it in place, meaning that the client can easily deploy it within a range of completion environments. It is possible to take this technology to withstand much higher differential pressures and temperatures which will be tested once we generate some interest."

“We are also working on a new suite of conventional swellable products and will be providing visitors with a preview of these new products.”

Rubberatkins is also showcasing its newly created range of high pressure, high temperature AFLAS Packer Elements, which is capable of holding pressures of up to 10,000 psi and temperatures of 450º F (232º C) continuous and 540º F (282º C) short term.

9/9/2009

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