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News for the oil & gas industry from Precision Polymer Engineering

The Importance of FEA Simulation in Oil & Gas

The Importance of FEA Simulation in Oil & Gas

The range of benefits associated with FEA simulation make the technique highly favourable when it comes to developing sealing solutions for particularly demanding or complex applications, such as those found in the Oil & Gas sectors.

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Brenham office move to benefit US customers

Brenham office move to benefit US customers

Precision Polymer Engineering is strengthening its US-based operations by relocating its Houston team to the company’s purpose-built facility in Brenham, TX.

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Common Causes of Seal Failure in Oil & Gas

Common Causes of Seal Failure in Oil & Gas

The conditions involved in Oil & Gas production include extreme temperatures, pressures and chemical media, and place rigorous demands on equipment which must be precision engineered to ensure proper functionality and long term performance.

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Sealing Considerations for Upstream Oil & Gas

Sealing Considerations for Upstream Oil & Gas

The critical nature of upstream oil and gas applications has a major impact on the expectations placed on component performance and long term reliability.

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New ISO9001 and AS9100 Approvals

New ISO9001 and AS9100 Approvals

Precision Polymer Engineering is pleased to confirm our successfully completed transition from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015, and AS9100 Rev C to AS9100 Rev D.

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The evolution of subsea sealing

The evolution of subsea sealing

Since the world’s first subsea well was brought into production in 1961, offshore development has moved forward in leaps and bounds. The oil & gas i…

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Why you shouldn’t leave O-rings as an afterthought

Why you shouldn’t leave O-rings as an afterthought

More often than not, sealing components are grouped with nuts, bolts and other consumables – but with the critical nature of a seal, can you risk leaving your sealing solution to a mere ‘afterthought’?

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Sealing failure in Oil & Gas:  Reducing the impact of RGD

Sealing failure in Oil & Gas: Reducing the impact of RGD

Component failure in the Oil and Gas Industry can have truly disastrous consequences. PPE explores best practice to reduce the impact of Rapid Gas Decompression.

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The rise of Jack-up Rigs: Shallow to subsea waters

The rise of Jack-up Rigs: Shallow to subsea waters

Jack-up rigs are becoming increasingly popular. Traditionally used in shallow water, they have evolved into robust innovations – stretching to subsea limits. So what does this mean for elastomer seals changing from shallow to subsea waters?

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