France/Belgium: Rubber material developed for SCR flexible joints ///
TECHLAM is developing and qualifying a new flexible joint concept, FSDB (Fail-Safe Double-Barrier), which requires adapted cover rubber materials. Due to stringent deepwater specifications for single catenary riser (SCR) flexible joints, The company and its parent company, SNECMA Propulsion Solide, are developing a new, specific HNBR (Hydrogenated Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber) compound. This compound handles a wide range of high-pressure/ high-temperature (HP/HT) applications, including oil and gas with H2S and CO2 content.
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