Manufacturer of high performance and engineering plastics, Ensinger, has quality assured its offering to the oil and gas industry, after achieving stringent health, safety, environmental, and value accreditations.
The company’s engineering thermoplastic range, TECAPEEK, used in petroleum and gas production, is now compliant to ISO 23926-1:2009 and NORSOK M-710, Edition 3.
The news comes as Ensinger exhibits at the SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen – one of the largest shows of its kind in the world.
Director of Ensinger Ltd, Paul David, said: “As the technology used to exploit natural resources develops, the products and materials need to evolve to ensure reliability and value for money in difficult operating conditions.
“Ensinger’s continued investment in the advanced manufacturing of these materials is part of our commitment to remain a flagship company in the offshore exploration and production industry.”
In tests, the TECAPEEK range of stock shapes (virgin and glass filled) were found to be resistant to chemical ageing in sour service conditions containing an elevated level of H2S at temperatures up to 240°C for finite periods
EN ISO 23936-1:2009 relates to the resistance of thermoplastics to deterioration caused by physical or chemical interaction with oil and gas-field media, production and chemical treatment.
NORSOK standard M-710 Edition 3, developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry, assesses the safety, value adding and cost effectiveness of elastomers and thermoplastics used for offshore oil and gas production.
SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition takes place in Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from September 8 – 11. Ensinger will be exhibiting in Hall 4 Stand A140.