Sealing technology types
Cameron produces a wide range of equipment to control, measure, direct, and process pressures and flows during drilling operations, oil and gas production, and other intermediate and related processes.
Elastomers are used in a number of different types of seals, including O-rings, S seals, P seals, metal end cap (MEC) seals, ram packers, and annular packers. Elastomers are suitable for a wide range of process conditions and are compatible with most oil and gas process fluids. They work by being squeezed between two sealing surfaces, forming a barrier for the isolated fluid.
The elastic properties of elastomers allow them to remain effective in applications where the environment is changing or when the sealing surface is damaged, and they are often used as a primary seal or as a backup to a mechanical seal.
Mechanical seals such as Cameron SRL and CANH seals are used in the most severe applications. These seals rely on mechanical interference of metal components and are suitable for a wide range of temperatures and pressures. They are typically set hydraulically with field tooling.
A global effort
Sealing technology is foundational to Cameron industry-leading equipment. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we can design seals to the exact specifications of our systems, thus ensuring a higher-quality, more reliable, and repeatable seal.
Specialized technical staff worldwide help to address local and global sealing technology requirements. Our engineers and scientists use state-of-the-art equipment to develop world-class compounds. New seal designs are evaluated on Cameron equipment at extreme pressures and temperatures in our test facilities. In addition, collaboration across all Schlumberger leverages the field experience of the largest service organization in the industry, enables highly effective joint technology projects with customers, and prioritizes research and engineering efforts.