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CDI Energy Products

February 20, 2014 10:48 ET

CDI Energy Products Polymer Materials Tested and Evaluated to API Standards

Elastomeric and Thermoplastic Materials Meet Industry-Leading Petrochemical Equipment and Operating Standards, Eliminate Need for Additional Customer Testing

HUMBLE, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - CDI Energy Products, a leading global supplier of mission-critical sealing solutions and ancillary metal components, recently announced the evaluation of several elastomers and thermoplastic materials to an API (American Petroleum Institute) standard. The only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry, the API maintains more than 500 standards and recommended operating practices. Compounds found in a range of sealing solutions offered by CDI were tested using the immersion testing procedure as specified in API 6A, Appendix F (also known as ISO 10423:2009).

The compounds are among a list of proprietary API-, NACE-, ISO-, and NORSOK-approved/compliant compounds and blends recently tested to the industry's most rigorous performance standards. Adding to an already robust portfolio of high-performance materials, the newly evaluated API elastomer and thermoplastic offering further enhances one of the industry's broadest material portfolios, uniquely positioning CDI to serve clients in need of high-performance assemblies for downhole and wellhead applications.

"These standards ensure that our customers can meet the technical requirements of the industry," explained Brian James, technology advisor at CDI. "We know that the stringent, uncompromising oil and gas service environment requires the highest quality materials. This is exactly what CDI Energy Products provides."

The API 6A, Appendix F immersion procedure provides a standardized method to evaluate polymer compounds for service in liquids and gases representative of the intended application environment. The test parameters that can be selected are the composition of the gas/liquid phase and the test temperature. While the test media is determined by the appropriate API 6A Material Class, the temperature used corresponds to the API 6A Temperature Class. These test results are particularly useful for valve and wellhead manufacturers selecting elastomeric and thermoplastic materials for use in their equipment.

As industry and regulatory standards have heightened safety and performance requirements for mission-critical components, CDI Energy Products remains adaptive and responsive, enabling the group to maintain a robust product offering capable of withstanding the industry's most demanding terrains.

"Investing in API material standards ensures our customers have a broad range of high-performance materials to use when designing their equipment," said CDI President Dave Gerrie. "We are committed to continually improving both our offering and the standards to which they are tested."

CDI Energy Products
CDI Energy Products is an industry leader in manufacturing custom polymer components for oil and gas companies across the globe. CDI Energy Products leverages decades of experience in the upstream industry to help meet customers' unique applications. By drawing on a broad scope of advanced materials knowledge, integrated with extensive machining and molding capabilities, its diverse engineering team develops the best solution per application. CDI Energy Products is a member of the Fenner PLC Group of companies. For more information about CDI Energy Products, visit

Fenner PLC ("Fenner") is a leading global provider of local, engineered solutions for performance critical applications. The group operates through two divisions:

The Engineered Conveyor Solutions (ECS) division, trading under the Fenner Dunlop, Fenner and Dunlop brand names, is a recognized leader in the global conveying market. The division offers a unique, comprehensive suite of products and services, which cover the conveying needs of mining, power generation and bulk handling markets.

The Advanced Engineered Products (AEP) AEP division excels at solving customers' most challenging application problems. Drawing from an unprecedented array of polymer, elastomer and textile technologies, the division routinely develops innovative performance-critical components for OEM customers in markets from underground oil exploration/mining to satellites/aircraft, specialty off-road vehicles to implantable medical devices, and from bank note dispensers to wind turbines. The Division's trading names are recognized globally and include Hallite, AIP Precision Machining, CDI Energy Products, EGC Critical Components, Fenner Precision, Fenner Drives, James Dawson, Secant Medical and Xeridiem.

Certain statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CDI Energy Products or Fenner, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors including, among others, growth in the commodity markets, general economic conditions and the business environment.

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