Fluorocarbon is one of the UK’s largest fluoropolymer processors, operating from 3 manufacturing sites: 2 in the UK and 1 in Europe, sales offices in Europe and the USA and partners globally, we aim to offer our customers high quality, cost effective solutions.
Fluorocarbon specialises in the manufacture of complex machined components, PTFE seals, slide bearings, skidway systems and high-performance coatings.
With over 50 years of experience and customers who are worldwide market leaders, we ensure our products and services are focused on meeting their increasing demands.
What are the benefits of using fillers in PTFE?
PTFE is a tough, non-stick, low friction material. Because of its flexibility PTFE can creep and deform under heavy loads but this can be alleviated by adding filler. Fillers can also add other advantages such as improved thermal properties or increased wear resistance but which filler should you use?
What is HPHT? (High Pressure, High Temperature)
HPHT or High Pressure, High Temperature is defined as those Wells with a bottom hole temperature greater than 150°C (300°F) and requiring pressure control equipment with a rated working pressure of above 69 MPa (10,000psi) (S.P.E E&P Glossary, HPHT, 2013). Further advances in exploration, extraction and production mean some Wells are reaching higher pressures and temperatures, termed as Ultra HPHT (205°C, 138MPa) and even Extreme HPHT (260°C, 241MPa).