Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies New Elastomer Exceeds API 16A Testing Requirements

01 October 2013

Houston, Texas, October 1, 2013 – Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies announced today that it has developed new NBR elastomer compounds that have been incorporated into its spherical elements and ram block product offerings.

“Our new NBR compound was used in our 13 5/8 inch Spherical Element and was tested according to API 16A for BOP elastomer components,” said Richard T. Schmidt, President and CEO of the company. “Initial results – witnessed by a third party – have this 13 5/8 inch element exceeding the fatigue test and complete shut off test cycle requirements of the API 16A standard.”

Attendees at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society for Petroleum Engineers in New Orleans, Louisiana can stop by booth 2909 and see a tested spherical element for themselves.

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies established its 14,000 square foot Materials Development & Product Testing Lab in Houston, Texas in early 2012. This lab enables development – and verification – of a nearly unlimited range of sealing solutions. Capabilities of the facility include: mixing custom rubber recipes, product test bunker, test labs for: sour gas, HPHT, thermal cycling, and material properties.

About Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies is a global solutions provider of innovative seal solutions and differentiated seal products to the global oil and gas industry. We are focused on the exploration and production (upstream) segment. 620 associates serve a wide range of customers including oil and gas producing companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering and service companies that provide technologies, equipment and services for producing oil and gas from land based and offshore platforms throughout the world.

With our Materials Development and Product Testing Lab we develop and perform in-house analysis for our solutions and proprietary customer projects. Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies has locations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies is part of the Freudenberg Group whose four business areas of Nonwovens, Seals and Vibration Control Technology, Household Products as well as Specialities and Others generated sales of more than 8 billion Euros in 2012 and employed 37,000 associates worldwide in 58 countries.

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