Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance molded elastomer seals, has broadened its range of advanced sealing solutions aimed at high pressure, oil & gas applications
The new products are a range of spring seals; elastomer seals which incorporate a spring and are therefore suitable for applications encountering high pressures, high temperatures or aggressive media and environments. These seals are uniquely available from PPE in their Perlast and Endura materials, making them invaluable in extreme environments and applications such as downhole, wellhead, surface equipment and high pressure pipeline, and riser systems.
These new seals incorporate a double internal spring which can be made from Inconel Alloy, stainless steel or PEEK. The springs prevent the extrusion of the seal when pressure is applied thus maintaining the integrity of the seal under extreme pressure. The PEEK version of the springs also eliminates metal to metal contact, reducing wear and extending the operational lifetime of equipment using this type of seal.
PPE will be providing customized seal combinations not currently available from any other manufacturer with an industry-leading rapid delivery service designed to reduce client’s inventory and to serve the needs of development projects. With the high quality that customers have come to expect from PPE, clients will also experience less downtime and a lower risk of failure from using the PPE spring seals.
Initially, PPE’s spring seals will be available from 60mm to 850mm (2½” to 33½”) internal diameter and between 3.53 and 8.4mm (0.14” to 0.33”) cross section although larger and smaller sizes will soon be available.
Paul Gillyon, PPE’s Managing Director said “we have launched the spring seals after extensive development and believe we can now offer a range utilizing specialist materials and spring combinations that no other company can deliver.”