Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team.
Original content can be found on Parker’s Website.
Technology advancements and new-to-world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being pushed to perform in temperature, pressure and chemical extremes never before thought to be obtainable with rubber products. Application pressures exceeding 20,000 psi, service temperatures ranging from -40°F to upwards of 500°F, and exposure to some of the most aggressive media on the planet are placing immense amounts of stress on sealing elements. Parker’s FF400-80 compound has been formulated to provide a solution to all of these sealing challenges.
FF400-80 Compound – FFKM Product Features
- Temperature range: -40° to 527°F
- Best-in-Class low-temperature FFKM
- Excellent compression set resistance
- RGD resistant per ISO 23936-2 and TOTAL GS EP PVV 142
- Sour service H2S resistant per ISO 23936-2
- Maintained resilience at high pressures and low temperatures
- Great for use in HTHP applications
Sounds great, but what’s the catch?