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Sealed to Survive the Extremes

Sealing systems are among the most critical components of equipment operating in extreme environments such as those found in the oil and gas industry. Learn why sealing components made with VICTREX® PEEK are able to survive the most demanding conditions, replacing metals and other polymers.

Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Meeting and exceeding the sealing demands of industries such as oil and gas requires high-temperature and high-pressure resistance far beyond what is possible with metals or other plastic materials. Attendees of this presentation will learn how leading OEMs have used VICTREX® PEEK polymer in harsh environments to extend performance life, reduce downtime, and lower maintenance costs. The discussion will include technical data, case studies, and insights regarding materials and processing for high-performance sealing systems. Discover why VICTREX® PEEK polymers have provided proven sealing performance in the most extreme oil-field environments for more than 30 years.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn how VICTREX® PEEK can extend sealing system performance life and lower maintenance costs for end users in the oil and gas industry
  • Understand why VICTREX® PEEK provides greater pressure handling capability than other polymers at higher temperatures
  • Discover how VICTREX PEEK's compressive strength properties reduce elastomer extrusion failure in multi-material sealing assemblies
  • Understand that VICTREX® PEEK, registered under ISO and NORSOK quality standards, offers the guarantee of traceable batches


Rich Leibfried, Technical Marketing and Sales Manager, Americas, Victrex Polymer Solutions

Richard Leibfried, technical marketing and sales manager for Victrex Polymer Solutions, has 20 years of experience working with PEEK and high-performance polymers. His involvement with PEEK has included technical service, processing development, and application development for the industrial market, including HVAC and refrigeration compressors. Leibfried holds a B.S. degree in Polymer Science from Penn State University.