|Greene, Tweed Delivers Rapid Implementation of Custom-Engineered Subsea Sealing Solution (Photo: Greene, Tweed)|
KULPSVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greene, Tweed & Co. received an innovation award from a global oil and gas company in recognition for its dedicated support and commitment to success in the development of their client’s critical corporate initiative.
Greene, Tweed’s engineering and design team collaborated with their customer’s engineers to develop a custom solution consisting of Chemraz® 566 assemblies with Arlon® 3000 XT backups for a coupler interface seal. Greene, Tweed selected Chemraz® 566 for its proven performance in the low-temperature subsea environment, and Arlon® 3000 XT because of its excellent shear strength, extrusion resistance, and tensile strength at high pressure, which allowed for a compact seal design.
The pairing of Greene, Tweed’s proprietary materials, Arlon® 3000 XT and Chemraz® 566, was key in meeting the critical application requirements set forth by this global provider of oilfield products, systems, and services, including the use of ISO 23936-2 qualified seal component materials for rapid gas decompression and fluid aging. In addition, the design needed to pass API 6A PR2 testing and multiple rigorous internal tests specified by the global oil and gas company. Robert Richter, commercial lead for the project, said, “By combining Greene, Tweed’s unique expertise in materials and design, we were able to provide our client with a custom solution that met their needs. Receiving this award is a great honor and a recognition of Greene, Tweed’s commitment to our customers to provide custom engineered solutions for challenging applications.”
This collaboration demonstrates how Greene, Tweed utilizes its expertise in materials development and engineering to design custom solutions that enable high-performance applications. “The collaboration and communication between the Greene, Tweed and client teams was very open and resulted in an effective design being developed very quickly,” said Snow Phan, a Greene, Tweed mechanical designer. “This close partnership directly contributed to a successful, on-time completion of this critical project for our customer.” Read more in our case study here.