Longstanding industry priorities, including superior functionality, system serviceability, operational safety and cost, have driven Freudenberg to develop materials, components and a field-service program that address the existing and future needs of oil and gas companies. We recognize the opportunity to assist our oil and gas customers in two ways: by helping them keep their existing systems working with cost-effective design solutions; and by developing new materials that address the emerging challenges of increasingly aggressive oil and gas environments. We’ve dedicated our OTC exhibit to showcasing our accumulator expertise, new sealing materials and service solutions that directly address these opportunities.
Freudenberg has decades of experience in the development and production of hydraulic accumulators for a variety of applications. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ Tobul products, for example, have long played a role in solving customers’ toughest off-shore technology challenges. Freudenberg hydraulic accumulators can be customized to address factors like physical size, fluid volume, working pressure, corrosion resistance and global certification requirements.
Today’s oil and gas companies are often asked to respond to new industry needs with the same or fewer resources. In recognition of this challenging dynamic, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies continues to offer customers a global field service program that pairs Freudenberg field service personnel with customer personnel to maintain critical accumulator components in offsite and offshore equipment. The service program enables Freudenberg to provide immediate field assessments, minor repairs and certifications of accumulators. The company anticipates expanding its field service operations in the future.
Additionally, Freudenberg has long been a leader in providing sealing solutions that meet the unique challenges associated with oil and gas production. And the company’s Simriz® FFKM family is designed to maintain performance in even more demanding, higher-pressure environments. The company’s Simriz® FFKM family is designed to maintain performance in even more demanding, higher-pressure environments. Materials such as 90 Simriz®® 134 and 90 Simriz®® 502 features an ultra-stiff, 90-durometer design to protect against high pressure and explosive decompression in oil and gas seals. 70 Simriz®® 481 meanwhile, can rebound, perform and withstand chemicals at lower temperatures (-30°C or -22F). 90 Simriz® 502 along with 80 Simriz® 498, features a patented crosslink structure that provides outstanding long-term performance in nearly every environment, including temperatures up to 325°C, overheated steam and hot water, as well as harsh chemicals. This makes the two materials ideal for use in severe oil and gas applications such as pipeline probes, down hole/SagD and blowout preventers. Be it upstream or downstream, Freudenberg’s Simriz® portfolio has a material for your challenging applications.