Sealing Solutions for High-Pressure/High-Temperature Oil&Gas Applications
Sealing requirements in the oil and gas sector are among the most challenging of all industries and typically involve high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) applications. While O-rings – the most traditional sealing solution for many applications across all industries – are also suitable for oil and gas sealing requirements, they do have limitations, especially when pressures above 1,500 psi (100 bar) have to be sealed, which entails the risk of gap extrusion and the resulting risk of damage to the O-ring.
Our webinar describes how the challenges of HPHT applications in the oil & gas sector can be overcome by a variety of seal designs, focusing in particular on the advantages of engineered S-seals (aka spring seals) as a viable alternative to O-rings for use in surface & subsea equipment, down hole tools, valves, connectors and other wellhead equipment. These seal designs will be presented in detail, including typical applications, customs designs, retrofitting of O-rings to accommodate S-Seals, as well as spring and seal material options with requisite oil and gas approvals available from Parker.