This seal has already been in use in ball valves, valve seats, valve body/bonnet seals, butterfly valve seats, down-hole tools, cryogenic swivel seals and other sub-sea equipment used in oil and gas exploration and production. Now, the seal's Fluoroloy materials have passed qualifications for NORSOK M710. Materials were aged and subjected to high percentages of hydrogen sulphide(15 to 20 percent H2S for the Kashagan Field Development) and high temperatures.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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