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Elastomers for rapid gas decompression
In this video interview, James Walker's Global Business Support Manager John Bowers discusses the development of an elastomer that can accommodate rapid gas decompression. This product has received high acclaim from the oil and gas industry, he says....
Exchanging elastomer knowledge
At the Valve World 2010 Conference, Alfred Kruijer of Shell organized a workshop on "Soft Sealing Performance & Technology". Attended by more than fifty peers in the industry coming from end-users, suppliers and engineering companies, it addressed many of the challenges confronting those working with soft seals for valves as well as testing, design and performance....
Oil and Gas Valve Sealing: Time for a rethink
Oil and gas exploration and production continues to push the boundaries of elastomer valve sealing performance as companies operate in more aggressive locations and downhole environments. Christophe Rodriguez believes recent advances in elastomer sealing technology will assist valve manufacturers in meeting these challenges. In this article, he reviews the key performance criteria for valve seals in oil and gas, before considering the implications for valve design and manufacture....
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