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NORSOK M-710

NORSOK M-710 – Qualification of non-metallic sealing materials and manufactures NORSOK M-710 (Norsk Sokkels Konkuranseposisjon) are standards developed by the Norwegian Technology Centre. What is NORSOK M-710? NORSOK M-710 is a globally accepted standard implemented by the Norwegian Petroleum Industry. It defines the qualification demands of polymer (non-metallic) sealing materials and manufactures. It has started with mostly European and Norwegian […]

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Selecting Pipe Flange Gaskets

Selecting Pipe Flange Gaskets – tips and common standards M Barnwell Services supplies and distributes pipe flange gaskets in a broad range of sizes and materials. Custom made bespoke gaskets can also be produced. Pipe Flange Gasket Types The most commonly used gaskets in pipes are standard flange gaskets in either fibre, spiral wound or rubber. Furthermore, for very large […]

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Purity of Pharmaceutical Seals

The purity of Pharmaceutical Seals: High-Performance Sealing Solutions The Pharmaceutical field comprises of manufacture, extraction, processing, purification, and packaging of medical substances that are intended for use as medication for humans and animals, therefore purity of pharmaceutical seals is critically important. Pharmaceutical production is segregated into two principal phases. The first phase, manufacture or primary processing is the manufacture of […]

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Upstream Gas & Oil Sealing Considerations

Upstream Gas & Oil Sealing Considerations (extraction and production) Upstream Gas & Oil The upstream section of the Gas & Oil industrial method is preoccupied with extraction and production of natural gas and raw oil. Installations in the upstream section are frequently placed in hard to reach spaces, from the Arctic to deep sea drilling platforms. Processing expenses are also […]

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Food Safe Silicone

Is Silicone Food Safe? When producing high-performance O Rings and bespoke sealing solutions for the food process industries, protection has to be the priority. M Barnwell Services provide products manufactured from a broad selection of rubber materials and include Silicone. However, how prudent is silicone sealing, and how is consumers’ health protected? At M Barnwell Services our sealing proficiency incorporates not […]

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Common Gas & Oil Seal Failure Causes

Why is Gas & Oil Seal Failure Quite Common? Only a number of engineering elements are expected to operate under more difficult conditions than those of Gas & Oil Installations. The environments included in Gas & Oil production consist of severe stresses, temperatures, and chemical media. Additionally, they place rigid requirements on equipment, which must be accurately designed to guarantee […]

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ISO 10423 (API 6A)

ISO 10423 (API 6A) – International Standard for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a global federation of national standard bodies. International Standards are set by ISO technical committees that concentrate on and express a specific area of profession. API (American Petroleum Institute) is a trade association that presents all angles of America’s oil […]

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How important is FEA Simulation in Gas & Oil

FEA Simulation in Gas & Oil What is FEA Simulation Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a computer-based manipulation that evaluates how elastomer components are prone to function in real-life installations. This innovative method can ascertain how exposure to extreme temperatures and pressures and aggressive chemical circumstances can influence the components. Adequate use of FEA Simulation can eliminate the necessity for […]

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Storage & Shelf Life

Storage & Shelf Life Of An Elastomer – Tips and Recommendations How to calculate the expiration date of an Elastomer? The elastomer industry uses the old Military specifications and preset SAE Aerospace references to determine rubber and O ring shelf life. It is calculated in quarter-year units submitted as 1Q21, which means the first quarter for the year 2021. As […]

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Elastomer Testing & Analysis

Elastomer Testing & Analysis Prior To Assembly / After Failure M Barnwell Services uses a specialist selection of independent Testing & Analysis consulting services when inspecting polymeric materials. Some key Elastomer Testing abilities include: Failure analysis Thermo-mechanical assessment Chemical compatibility Microscopy Explosive Decompression / Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) The development consists of a broad scope of machinery committed to the […]

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