By replacing metal poppets with Ketron® PEEK and Nylatron® PA66 based polymers, users see increased compressor efficiencies. In high volume usage, these materials can be injection molded and finished machined complete by Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. Custom components can be C.N.C machined from extruded and injection molded stock shapes. For increased tensile strength and stiffness, carbon fiber or glass fiber can be added to both PEEK and Nylon polymers. The reduction of gas and fluid leakage, lower noise levels, increased valve and mating part life along with long-term operating cost reductions combine to increase profits and reduce down time.
Ketron® PEEK used in poppet applications offers many advantages:
Nylatron® PA66 used in poppet applications offers these advantages:
A back up ring supports the seal in high pressure glands, which prevents extrusion.
Material: Ketron® 1000 PEEK
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A valve plate acts as a seal with different pressurized zones of a compressor. We provide advanced polymer valve plates with the following advantages:
The Energy Market continues to adjust their methods to locate oil and gas in many challenging areas. These wells are much tougher to develop along with challenges to find more economic and efficient production systems to drill for oil and gas. Many of these wells can expose sensitive electrical equipment and components to increased pressures, temperatures and aggressive chemicals. The electrical connectors in this equipment have to meet tougher demands; efficient and reliable data transfer at higher levels. Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials can support these efforts with engineering support, high-performance materials, precision machining and unconventional injection molding services.
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials has developed a new material named Ketron® ST to advance the current grades of materials used in the connector industry. This new grade of Ketron® ST performs well in deepwater high pressure/high temperature subsea applications. Ketron® ST specialty grade has a 20°C higher temperature range than conventional PEEK, better dielectric strength and a higher purity level of material.