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Where upstream involves the initial exploration and production of oil and gas, and downstream relates to the refining and purification process, the midstream sector covers the storage and transportation required to link upstream and downstream together. Effective sealing is crucial in making midstream processes as efficient and safe as possible.
There are many different service providers involved in the midstream sector, ranging from pipeline transport companies through to haulage, tankers and railways. There are also trans-loading and logistics operations to consider – all of which require protection against the potential hazards of raw or semi-processed produced fluids and gases. Precision Polymer Engineering has developed a range of elastomer sealing materials to safeguard the people involved and minimize product losses.
For midstream oil and gas operations involving remote pipelines, long service life and reliability are critically important. Our chemically-resistant seals won’t let you down, and with short manufacturing lead-times for replacement seals you will be well supported for any scheduled or unscheduled MRO requirements.
Unique elastomer materials
Our custom-engineered sealing solutions are developed using high performance materials such as FKMs and FFKMs (from our EnDura®, Perlast ICE® and Perlast® ranges), making them ideally suited to aggressive environments. Along with excellent thermal and mechanical properties, our seals are proven against the corrosive effects of sour gas (H2S), ensuring reliable long term sealing for any downstream oil and gas application.
Standard and custom elastomer seals for midstream equipment:
Pipeline Connectors, Separators, Valves, Disposal Tanks, Pig Launchers/Receiver, Slug Catchers, Regenerators, Pipeline Enclosures, Reciprocating Compressors, Centrifugal Compressors, Gas Turbines, Pumps, Field Pipeline Gathering, Storage Tanks, Transportation Tanks and Heating Systems.
Technical support & advice
Our sealing consultancy service is available to midstream companies looking for more reliable sealing solutions. Get in touch with our specialist engineers and discover how you could benefit from our specialized sealing materials developed for the demands of the oil and gas industry.
Oil & Gas Elastomer Material Range
Below showcases the elastomer material brands that we extensively supply to midstream applications.
The ultimate range of elastomers for sealing applications in the world's most aggressive high pressure environments.Find Out More
Exceptional perfluoroelastomers for extreme low temperature sealing applications.Find Out More
Oil & Gas Sealing Products
Below is a selection of the most common sealing products supplied to midstream applications.
With a specialist elastomer for every sealing application, our engineers can identify an elastomer O-ring to perform perfectly in your operating environment.
T-seals comprise of an elastomer T-shaped cross section and two backup rings, offering an excellent sealing solution for static or dynamic applications.
Sealing solutions for wellhead equipment, pumps, valves, downhole tools, ROVs and subsea equipment used in exploration and production (E&P).Find Out More
A brief overview of some of the most common O-ring failure modes – how to diagnose them, what might be causing them, and how PPE can help you solve them.Find Out More
|Sealing Solutions for Oil & Gas||An overview of the products and services available from PPE for the oil & gas industry.|
|Elastomer Chemical Compatibility Guide||A guide to the chemical compatibility of over 1000 different media against the main polymer types.|
The latest oil & gas news
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