Flexitallic, the global leader in static sealing solutions, which has its UK headquarters in West Yorkshire, will unveil its latest technology innovation for the offshore industry at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016.
The new gasket filler material, which will tackle the problem of flange face corrosion on bolted joints in seawater and hydrocarbon applications, will be the centrepiece of Flexitallic’s stand in Hall 12 (12160).
It will take its place alongside a range of market-driven, sealing innovations produced by Flexitallic. This includes Change™, the most significant development in gasket technology since the invention of the spiral wound gasket by Flexitallic more than 100 years ago.
Change™, which was introduced by Flexitallic in direct response to customers’ long-term heat exchanger sealing problems, is a highly-resilient metal-wound gasket. It is designed to deliver the most dynamic seal ever with a track record of performing 60% longer than other gaskets designed for the same application.
Change™ will be displayed at ADIPEC with Flexitallic’s highly-innovative gasket material, Thermiculite®, which was developed for use in critical services applications, from cryogenics to temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees Celsius. The Thermiculite® material is a critical component in eliminating graphite oxidation which limits seal life and seal tightness.
Flexitallic will also highlight its growing presence in the Middle East market at ADIPEC, most notably the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in the region.
Its UAE-based company, Flexitallic LLC, recently completed a $4million investment in a new multi-purpose facility from where it produces a range of sealing solutions for sectors including petrochemical, chemical, oil & gas, automotive, power, marine, desalination and EPC contractors.
The completion of the facility at the Al Hamra Industrial Area in Ras Al Khaimah has enabled to build upon the market position it has achieved since entering the region seven years ago.
Benoit Labre, Managing Director of Flexitallic LLC, said: “ADIPEC is the ideal location to unveil our latest sealing innovation, which, I am sure, will attract a lot of interest from the offshore industry. Flexitallic has a real pedigree for meeting industry requirement through its understanding of the challenges faced by variety of sectors and ability to continually solve issues with effective and robust technologies.
“Visitors to our stand at ADIPEC will see how our latest development perfectly complements our existing technologies and will address the challenge of seawater corrosion in offshore applications.”