Trelleborg Announces New Rotary Seal for High Pressure Oil & Gas Applications
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20 August 2018Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based O-Ring energised single-acting rotary seal, the Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL. This seal is specifically designed to meet the demands of high pressure rotary applications within the oil and gas industry.
With its innovative design, Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL provides improved dynamic sealing efficiency and reduced friction by balancing the contact force on the dynamic lip under all service conditions, allowing for superior extrusion resistance and low torque. The seal is available in Trelleborg Sealing Solutions proprietary XploR® range of NORSOK and API compliant materials.
David Brown, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Global Director - Lead Group Oil & Gas, says: "Trelleborg Sealing Solutions specialises in solving extreme oil and gas challenges, as evidenced by the new Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL. Compared to traditional rotary seals, the Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL provides superior extrusion resistance and low friction characteristics in demanding high pressure drilling mud applications, extending service life and ultimately lowering overall costs for the operator. The value added benefits of the Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL allow our customers to provide innovative solutions and equipment to their customer base.”
Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL is capable of handling pressures up to 70 MPa / 10,153 psi and speeds up to 5 m/s / 16.4 ft/s. Trelleborg recommends a maximum PV value of up to 48 (MPa x m/s) / 1.4M (psi x ft/min) for optimal performance. These operating conditions are typically encountered in downhole tool, rotating control devices, hydraulic motors / pumps, and hydraulic swivels. Through extensive internal R & D and customer testing, Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® DXL has exhibited extended life and outstanding wear resistance in abrasive media applications.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will be highlighting rotary seals for high pressure oil and gas applications and other sealing innovations at ONS 2018, which takes place in Stavanger, Norway from August 22 to 30, in Hall 9, Stand 9810.