Oil & Gas Machining & Parts Fabrication
Machined Plastic Component Usage in the Oil and Gas Industry
The growing demand for oil and natural gas across nations has led to high-grade technological innovations and advancements in the process of oil-drilling and distribution. In recent years, the oil and gas industry has benefited from the usage of high performance polymers. Various plastics are being utilized for a wide array of oil and energy applications as they possess certain unique combinations of electrical, wear, chemical, and temperature resistance. The role of plastic machined products in the oil and gas industry has become ever more visible as the reliability and added advantages over metals has become more apparent.
Vanderveer Industrial Plastics recognizes that as the demand for energy grows around the world, so do the demands put on the equipment operating within the oil & gas industry.
Common materials used within the Oil and Gas Industry:
High-grade machined plastic components with excellent physical and chemical properties are being increasingly used by offshore reserves as the same are helping greatly in various applications like exploration, delivery process and development.
The following plastic components are widely used in the Oil and Gas Industry:
- Lang Rigs
- Submersible Rigs
- Drill Ships
- Pump Heads
- Pressure Heads
- Railing Systems
- Brackets and Sleeves
Bearings, being an integral part of this industry, and used within almost every stage, are a product fabricated daily onsite.
Additional applications for the Oil and Gas Industry:
- Seals, Rings, and Gaskets
Machined Plastic Components are Replacing Metals Components within the Oil and Gas Industry
The oil and gas industries operate under harsh environmental conditions like high temperature and high pressure. This calls for components that are able to withstand these severities with durability and strength. Plastic components serve this requirement well as their physical and chemical properties are favorable. Unlike its metal counterpart, plastic neither corrodes nor wears out easily due to chemical reactions or pressure. As plastic is flexible, it has the endurance to bear the heavy load requirements dictated by the oil and gas industry. Machined and fabricated plastic components eliminate the chances of corrosion, contamination and deterioration, unlike metal components.