SOURCE: CDI Energy Products

CDI Energy Products

June 18, 2013 11:30 ET

CDI Energy Products Releases Extensive NORSOK Certified Portfolio

Newly Certified Materials Give Operators New Materials to Use in Designs

HUMBLE, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Creating the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of NORSOK approved materials might be a lofty goal, but it is the target of CDI Energy Products, a leading global supplier of polymer components to the oil and gas industry. As part of the first stages of this portfolio development, eighteen compounds have been approved to NORSOK M-710 and ISO 23936:3001 standards.

The 6 thermoplastic and 12 elastomeric materials were tested for not only for rapid gas decompression (RGD) but for chemical aging as well.

"Our customers are pushing the envelope and installing their products into the most extreme environments in the world," explained Vice President of Engineering and Technology Kurt Hayden. "They need materials that can meet that demand."

The tested NORSOK compounds are used extensively in CDI OptiSeal® and OptiPak® sealing systems and can be used in applications such as FPSO swivel units, wellhead equipment, valves and downhole tool designs.

"Providing such a broad range of NORSOK qualified materials ensures our customers can use the right material for the right application," said Hayden. "This is truly groundbreaking because no one else is developing a completely qualified portfolio."

NORSOK M-710 qualification requires that all subcomponents of oilfield equipment be approved to stated specifications. Individual materials are rigorously tested and approved based on criteria such as explosive decompression resistance (EDR) and sour and sweet gas aging.

CDI Energy Products invested heavily in research to identify the optimum compound for each application. The testing for all applicable materials was contracted with independent laboratories, Materials Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL) located in the United Kingdom and Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc. (ARDL) located in Ohio, USA.

The NORSOK standards have been developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to provide adequate safety and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. The NORSOK M-710 standard defines the requirements for critical non-metal (polymer) sealing, seat and back-up materials for permanent subsea use, including well completion, subsea and surface trees, controls systems and valves, and also applies to topside valves in critical gas systems.

The extensive range of innovative seal materials and ongoing material development of CDI Energy Products help it meet industry recognized standards, such as ISO 23936:2011, Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production, Part 2: Elastomers is the equivalent to NORSOK M-710, Annex B, R3 draft.

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 division of FAST Group-Houston, Inc. which 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, FAST, 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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