08/08/2013

Victrex Polymer Solutions

VICTREX POLYMER SOLUTIONS MEETS THE CHALLENGES OF OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS RELIABILITY

Victrex Polymer Solutions, the world leader in PAEK polymer solutions including VICTREX PEEK and a major supplier of thermoplastics to the oil and gas industry, will
showcase its latest product technology innovations on stand 6A18 in the Deepwater Zone at Offshore Europe

Thornton Cleveleys, UK - 8th August 2013 - Victrex Polymer Solutions will be exhibiting at the annual Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen, 3rd to 6th September 2013. Engineers, operators and industry professionals can meet with Victrex personnel at stand 6A18 in the Deepwater Zone to gain further insight into how the benefits of VICTREX® PEEK have enabled innovative Oil and Gas solutions providers to access hard‐to‐reach reserves in a timely, cost‐effective and reliable manner for more than 30 years.
“Considering that an average of US$1 million dollars per day can be lost to equipment failures and downtime on an offshore rig, the 30 years of trusted and proven experience of VICTREX PEEK polymers, combined with our material and application design assistance, can help improve the reliability of your operations and lower your risk,” said Marion Fisher, Market Development Manager, Victrex USA, in the run-up to the conference.
A myriad of VICTREX PEEK products and applications will be represented at the booth, highlighting the company’s dedicated investment in oil and gas product development and application support. One example of the Victrex commitment to the oil and gas industry is the investment in NORSOK standards testing of VICTREX PEEK 450G. VICTREX PEEK 450G has been tested and found to comply with NORSOK Standard M-710, and in particular, aging in a multiphase sour fluid. Normally used as a component test where operating temperatures are specified, the method was applied to VICTREX PEEK at temperatures between 175°C (347°F) and 210°C (410°F) for over 800 hours. Further testing in higher volume fractions of hydrogen sulfide gas has confirmed the outstanding resistance of VICTREX PEEK to chemical aging in sour environments.

Victrex’s support of various applications will also be showcased on stand including sealing systems made with VICTREX PEEK 450G and VICTREX PEEK-based compounds, as well as high strength PEEK-based composite variations will be on display. Also featured will be Magma Global Limited’s unique carbon polymer m-pipe* made with VICTREX PEEK. This is a high strength, lightweight, corrosion and fatigue resistant solution for deepwater, sour service and high pressure high temperature (HPHT) riser and subsea applications.
Victrex APTIV® films will also be highlighted. APTIV films provide all of the outstanding properties of VICTREX PEEK polymers in a thin film format. APTIV film's versatility and high performance satisfy the increasing demands for high temperature, lightweight, durable, and electrical insulation. The flexible thin films are used in a variety of downhole wire wrapping and slot liner applications to protect the sensitive electronics from corrosive environments.
VICTREX PEEK polymer is also extruded directly onto wire for robust electrical insulation in down-hole motors that require excellent thermal, chemical and electrical integrity for extended operating lifetimes.
Victrex provides a wide range of polyaryletherketone products, technical service and
support on a global basis to help deliver innovative cost effective solutions to the oil and gas market. Working together with customers the company identifies materials and technical solutions that meet the most difficult design challenges.
For more information, please visit the Victrex website at www.victrex.com.
*m-pipe is a registered trademark of Magma Global Ltd.
About Victrex

Headquartered in the UK, Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc, is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance polyaryletherketones such as VICTREX® PEEK polymer, VICOTE® Coatings, APTIV® films and VICTREX Pipes™. These materials are used in a variety of markets and offer an exceptional combination of properties to help OEMs, designers and processors reach new levels of cost savings, quality, and performance. All Victrex material production comes under Victrex’s ISO 9001:2008 quality registration.

VICTREX® is a registered trademark of Victrex Manufacturing Limited in the US, European Community and elsewhere. VICTREX Pipes™ is a trademark of Victrex Manufacturing Limited. PEEK-ESD™, HT™, ST™ and WG™ are trademarks of Victrex plc. VICOTE® and APTIV® are registered trademarks of Victrex plc in the US, European Community and elsewhere.