Home / Oil & Gas / Advanced thermoplastic for oil and gas applications

Advanced thermoplastic for oil and gas applications

Greene Tweed highlights Arlon 3000 XT Polymer for oil and gas

Greene Tweed, a global manufacturer of high-performance seals, thermoplastics, composites, and engineered components, announces the availability of its Arlon 3000 XTthermoplastic for extreme conditions in oil and gas applications. 

Greene Tweed’s advanced engineering thermoplastic, Arlon 3000 XT, delivers improved performance over other available materials: in dynamic mechanical analysis, it demonstrated a glass transition temperature 35˚F higher than

PEEK, and provided superior mechanical property retention from 350˚F to 600˚F. In extrusion testing, Arlon 3000 XT outperformed both virgin and filled grades of PEEK and PEKEKK. 

Arlon 3000 XT, Greene Tweed’s patented, non-filled, cross-linked PEEK, can address oil and gas industry concerns regarding voltage creep and tracking distance. 

Arlon 3000 XT provides improved volume resistivity 30 times that of PEK at 400°F (204°C) and dielectric strength, measured at 730 V/mil using a 40-mil-thick sample in an ASTM D149 testing.

In addition, Arlon 3000 XT has 1.5 to 6 times higher mechanical properties compared to PEEK in tensile, compressive, flexural, and shear tests at a test range of 392°F to 500°F (200°C to 260°C), which provides the support typically provided by a metal element. 

In addition, Arlon 3000 XT is capable of withstanding all common oilfield chemistries, resulting in components with enhanced reliability and extended life in harsh environments. This thermoplastic allows Greene Tweed’s oil and gas customers to explore High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) resource reserves safely, predictably, and with maximum efficiency.

It is appropriate for use in back-up rings, v-rings, electrical connectors, and seal assemblies.

Check Also

Bearing withstands loads up to 130MPa

Bearing withstands loads up to 130MPa

In construction and agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles and even offshore plants, extreme loads often prevail …

Oil potential remains abundant beyond shale

How does the oil and gas industry plan its future in the ever-changing operating environment?  …

New LED lights up onshore drilling rigs’ hazard areas

New LED lights up onshore drilling rigs’ hazard areas

Emerson introduces a new solution for the oil and gas industry to easily and safely …