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Saint-Gobain to Show Fluoropolymer Seals for Oil & Gas Sector at Valve World Americas

Published on 2015-07-07. Author : SpecialChem

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GARDEN GROVE, California -- Saint-Gobain Seals continues to focus on the present and future needs of the oil and gas industry by showcasing their sealing solutions at Booth 1052 at Valve World Americas 2015 in Houston, Texas. The two-day conference, which starts on July 15, will welcome thousands of attendees to the George R. Brown Convention Center who will be given an overview of the latest technologies in the flow control industry. Over 150 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico will be available to share their experience and offer solutions for end users, consultants, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers in this field.

Saint-Gobain Seals will be featuring their well-known OmniSeal® spring-energized seal product line, which has been proven successful in a wide range of critical applications from cryogenic to high temperature and high pressure for engineered valves in the upstream and downstream sectors. Since more than thirty years, Saint-Gobain Seals works closely with their customers through integrated co-design to develop systems that fulfill the increasing performance requirements for engineered valves.
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During the design process, their engineers utilize finite element analysis (FEA) including advanced material models for PTFT and polymers to further optimize their seal designs. Their R&D department has invested in test-rigs to pre-validate its design concepts under the most demanding standards including Fugitive Emission ISO 15848-1 and API6A PR2 at 30kpsi/392°F and cryogenic platform in full accordance with international standards. Using these quality management methods were key to ensuring that their sealing solutions resulted in a precise fit and met the customers’ functional expectations, leading to reliability and confidence over the lifetime of the product. Investments in R&D and FEA enable Saint-Gobain Seals to meet emerging and future market concerns such as pressure and temperature, sour gas concentrations and low fugitive emission.

Saint-Gobain Seals supports their customers with difficult challenges in areas that include ultra-deepwater production, high pressure and high temperature, harsh chemicals, rapid gas decompression resistance, long durability at extreme temperature and sour gas concentrations, proprietary Fluoroloy® fluoropolymer compounds qualified to NORSOK M-710 and API6A F.1.13 specifications, metal energizers NACE MR01-075 approved alloys for use in sour gas service, cryogenic temperatures and designs compliant with low fugitive emission international standards ISO 15848 and Shell MESC SPE 77-312.

They launched a new ISO 15848-1 compliant, OmniSeal® stem sealing solution at Valve World 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany, which is targeted to lower fugitive emissions within ON/OFF valves. Aside from engineered subsea and topside valves, Saint-Gobain Seals’ sealing solutions are used in other applications for hydraulic couplings, FPSO turret swivels, pumps and compressors, gas turbines, downhole tools, transfer systems and subsea equipment.

About Saint-Gobain Seals


Saint-Gobain Seals is a strategic business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components SOA (sector of activity); our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups and is celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2015. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Shanghai, China), it offers a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions.

The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.

Source: Saint-Gobain Seals


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