Global energy demands continue to increase, prompting oil companies to move toward deeper drilling and deep water offshore reserves. These areas involve high pressures (50 kpsi), high temperatures (300°C), abrasive fluids, saltwater and other conditions that destroy most metals and challenge many plastics.
When cost, down-time, and rig personnel safety are at stake, choosing the right material for the job is critical. KetaSpire® PEEK, Torlon® PAI and AvaSpire® PAEK, a family of customizable high-performance polyketones, are designed to thrive in these extreme environments.
Solvay’s unparalleled offering of ultra high-performance polymers gives engineers more flexibility to optimize their designs for long-lasting components.
- Compressor rings, plates, pipes and tubing
- Seals and back-up seal rings
- Electrical connectors and components
- Pipes and tubing for risers and umbilicals
- Labyrinth seals
- Wear tapes
Tensile strength retention after 1 year of 20% H2S exposure
[2"/min, 170 °C, 20% H2S, NORSOK oil]
Modulus retention vs. temperature of neat materials
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
|KetaSpire® PEEK||AvaSpire® PAEK||Torlon® PAI|
|High Temperature||good||very good||excellent|
|Fatigue Resistance||excellent||very good||good|
|Chemical Resistance||excellent||very good||good|